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HMO-style networks making a comeback?
By Shelby Livingston
From Business Insurance on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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According to a 2015 survey by the National Business Group on Health, 26% of large employers offered high-performance networks in some or all of their plans. High-performance networks are narrowed based on providers with the best outcomes and lowest costs.

Though uptake is slow, “there's going to be strong future,” said Steve Wojcik, vice president of public policy at the Washington-based NBGH. “Large employers are requiring their health plan partners to do more selective contracting so that they have these high-performance network-based plans available for their employees.”

“As an employer, you're looking at how the network differentiates itself on total value, which includes the delivery and customer service as well as price,” he said.