More Health Plans Carve Out Specialty Networks to Reduce Costs and G&A Burdens

Many managed care organizations have delegated behavioral health networks to an external party. Now, insurers increasingly are turning to vendors to administer networks of specialty providers for services as disparate as dialysis, physical therapy, chiropractic care and radiology. Health plans say that carving out these networks allows them to broaden provider panels, achieve cost savings and ease administrative burdens by turning contracting responsibilities over to another company….
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