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Can saving money be expensive?

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A basic premise of the insurance business is that denying patients access to low-value providers or services (for example, through establishing narrow networks or refusing payment for things that aren’t “medically necessary”) will save money. With respect to providers and limited networks, most of that discussion is predicated on the assumption that “low value” equals “high cost.”

On paper, this makes some sense. But in practice, it’s clear to those who have taken a closer look that there are a few more factors to consider. These factors become especially important in pediatrics, generally, and for children with special health needs, in particular. …Read More

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