Provider organization executive teams are trying to map out how to have better relationships with health plans to get better rates, more referrals, and shared financial incentives. Why? Because 62% of the insured population is already in some type of managed care plan—99% of commercially insured, 70% of Medicaid, 30% of Medicare, and 49% of Tricare—and that number is likely to continue to increase (see U.S. Population Enrolled In Managed Care, 2011-2018). We’ve seen a shift—albeit slowly—in relationships between health plans . . .
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