Narrow Networks at a Flash Point in California

With healthcare payers increasingly relying on narrow provider networks to contain costs and achieve quality, California regulators are pressing health plans to blunt out-of-network costs and maintain accurate provider directories.

With healthcare payers increasingly relying on narrow provider networks to contain costs and achieve quality, California regulators are pressing health plans to blunt out-of-network costs and maintain accurate provider directories.

California insurance officials are drawing the line on health plans with narrow provider networks. Emergency regulations announced on January 5 by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones "are meant to address the deficiencies in the market we have been seeing," says Janice Rocco, deputy commissioner for health policy and reform at the state Department of Insurance.

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Source: Healthcare Leaders Media