The negative-sounding phrase “narrow networks” is used in health care circles to indicate a limited choice of hospitals and doctors in an insurance plan.
But an insurance industry official has a different take and a different phrase: “high-value’’ provider networks.
In a new GHN Commentary, Graham Thompson, executive director of the Georgia Association of Health Plans, argues that such insurance networks have been unfairly maligned, and that they offer a less expensive option for businesses and consumers.
“Consumers demand affordable options with access to doctors and hospitals with the best track record of delivering high-quality, cost-efficient care,’’ Thompson says.
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