Tiered Provider Networks as a Strategy to Improve Health Care Quality and Efficiency

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Tiered provider networks are an increasingly prominent strategy to try to contain spiraling health care costs. More and more health plans, self-insured employers and state policymakers are turning to tiered networks in the hope of directing consumers to higher-value providers while preserving patient choice. In this Expert Voice brief, Dr. Sinaiko explains the latest developments and research and offers her thoughts on the ways this approach may evolve in the future.