The impact of health plan physician-tiering on access to care

  • Tackett S
  • Stelzner C
  • McGlynn E
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Abstract

In an attempt to improve quality and control costs, health plans are creating tiered products that encourage enrollees to seek care from "high-value" physicians. However, tiered products may limit access to care because patients may have to travel unreasonable distances to visit the nearest high-value physician.

Author-supplied keywords

  • access
  • disparities
  • high value care

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