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Tier

A group of securities according to company size or quality. For example, blue chip stocks may belong in one tier, while startup stocks belong in another. See also: Secondary stock, Credit rating.

tier

A grouping of securities, usually by company size or security quality. See also secondary stock.

tier

A row of townships extending east and west. See public land survey system.

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In an overview article titled "Tiered Hospital Networks: Reflections from the California HealthCare Foundation/Health Affairs Roundtable," Yegian writes that roundtable participants believed hospital tiering is one product of a health care market that's trying to respond to higher cost and a soft economy.
In "The Erosion of Health Insurance: The Unintended Consequences of Tiered Products by Health Plans," Thomas Priselac, president and chief executive officer of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, argues that hospital tiering that uses cost alone as a basis doesn't account for differences in hospitals' missions, services, populations and other factors.