TITLE

Managed Choice

AUTHOR(S)
Green, Meg
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Benefits Quarterly;2003 Third Quarter, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
Presents an abstract of the article Managed Choice, by Meg Green which appeared in the March 2003 issue of Best's Reviews. Modeled after prescription drug plans, tiered pricing for doctors and hospitals is catching on among HMOs, PPOs and point-of-service plans. Industry officials are hopeful that the strategy will make consumers more aware of health care costs by allowing them more choice among hospitals with varying copayments. Hospitals may also be classified by geographic location and quality of care. The success of tiered provider benefits will rest upon consumer education. Markets with a high penetration of managed care and an adequate number of hospitals and providers are most likely to reap the benefits of tiered provider networks.
ACCESSION #
16717655

 

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