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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