Managed Care Contract Negotiations
Mar 15

Silent PPOs and Physician Practices

In my recent healthcare newsletter (archives and subscription info can be found at my website at under the resources tab), I wrote an article on Silent PPOs. In the February 17th issue of Medical Economics (, the Web Poll asked this question:

Have you been a victim of Silent PPOs?

The following were the responses:

5%     No, I check my contracts carefully

36%   Yes, but I can’t stop it

25%   Yes, and I protest when I am

34%   I have no idea-I’m going to check now

“I HAVE NO IDEA”?   What is that all about???? Now you see why I stay so busy as a healthcare consultant!!!

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