Tiered Networks for Hospital and Physician Health Care Services
20 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2003
The purpose of this Issue Brief is to provide an understanding of tiered provider networks and the issues involved, with an emphasis on tiered hospital networks. Under a tiered provider network benefit structure, employees pay different cost-sharing rates for different tiers of providers.
Keywords: Employment-based benefits, Health benefits education, Health care cost containment, Health care delivery, Health care quality, Health care utilization, Health insurance
JEL Classification: I11
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