Tiered Networks for Hospital and Physician Health Care Services

20 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2003

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Paul Fronstin

Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)


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

Suggested Citation

Fronstin, Paul, Tiered Networks for Hospital and Physician Health Care Services. EBRI Issue Brief, No. 260, August 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=439821

Paul Fronstin (Contact Author)

Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) ( email )

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Suite 878
Washington, DC 20005-4204
United States
202-775-6352 (Phone)
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