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Narrow Networks Cut Costs, Not Quality, Economists Say
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A pair of Massachusetts economists has conducted research that casts narrow healthcare provider networks in a favorable light.

“In our study, the evidence suggested that narrow network plans reduced costs by both reducing the prices paid per visit and reducing the quantity of certain services, notably emergency room visits and specialist visits,” Robin McKnight, an associate professor of economics at Wellesley College, said last week.

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