August 2019

Tools to Improve Referrals From Primary Care to Specialty Care

August 06, 2019


Data from a national survey of Veterans Health Administration specialists indicate that referral templates may improve the appropriateness, clarity, and completeness of primary care–specialty care referrals.

Influence of Out-of-Network Payment Standards on Insurer–Provider Bargaining: California’s Experience

August 05, 2019


California’s experience implementing a policy to address surprise medical billing demonstrates that out-of-network payment standards can influence payer–provider bargaining leverage, affecting prices and network breadth.