Any Willing Provider Law

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Any Willing Provider Law

In health care, a law requiring an insurer or a managed care organization to allow policyholders to receive treatment from any provider willing to accept the fee the insurer offers, even if he/she is not in the insurer's network of approved providers. About half of U.S. states have any willing provider statutes.
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Next, using findings from the research literature, we identified estimates of the marginal cost of particular regulations, including mandates, guaranteed issue, community rating, and any willing provider laws.
Arkansas' 1995 any willing provider law was blocked because both the U.
He said forcing GPs to tender contracts to any willing provider may destabilise health economies and fragment care for patients.
The case was not a referendum on Any Willing Provider, but a procedural issue with respect to whether state law or federal law governs in this area.
The expanded NGA policy continues to oppose anti-managed care legislation such as any willing provider, direct access, mandatory point of service and other legislation that would significantly increase managed care organizations' administrative and claims costs.
Attention to state reforms, particularly with regard to any willing provider, formularies, Medicaid managed care;
The plaintiffs claim that the company also interfered with contractual relations, interfered with economic relations, and violated the Virginia Any Willing Provider Statute.
AFTER A 10-YEAR BATTLE IN the federal court system, the any willing provider law appeared to be settled in 2005 when it went into effect.
He also warned that some initiatives, such as any willing provider provisions, are attempts by those challenged in the market-driven reform process to turn managed care plans into traditional indemnity-style insurance.
I don't think that any willing provider lowered the rates or raised the rates," said Greg Hatcher, owner of The Hatcher Agency of Little Rock.