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....

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.

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Graham Thompson

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.

Here’s a link to his Commentary.

Georgia Health News welcomes Commentary submissions. If you would like to propose a Commentary piece for Georgia Health News, please email Andy Miller, editor of GHN, at amiller@georgiahealthnews.com

 


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