Could narrow networks be the next big cost cutter?

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Employers and payers could be increasingly turning to narrow networks to keep costs lower, as restricting patients to a smaller group of providers and hospitals allows them to negotiate lower prices. In addition, narrow networks lead to lower premiums and out-of-pocket costs for employees. While narrow networks have been popular in Medicare Advantage and ACAExchanges, employers are still hesitant to offer these due to concerns over long term cost sustainability and a desire to give employees as much choice as possible.

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