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What options do physicians have when insurance networks cut them out?

Medscape outlined the options physicians have when insurance companies cut them out of networks.

Here are the key takeaways:

1. Narrow networks haven't affected many physicians due to their exclusivity to Medicaid plans.

2. Employers, however, are beginning to embrace narrower networks as a cost-saving approach.

3. Insurers are launching narrow plans with major health systems or ACOs to save costs.

4. Narrow plans often do not pay out-of-network physicians, but if the physician knows the patient is out of network before treating them, the physician may be able to request prior authorization to get paid.

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