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Narrow networks getting wide attention from regulators
MedCity News

With the proliferation of narrow networks being rolled out as a cost-containing effort on health plan costs, the Obama administration and state insurance commissioners are vowing to more closely scrutinize such networks amid consumer concerns of limited choice of doctors and hospitals and potentially surprising out-of-network costs.

The New York Times reports that federal officials are developing new standards that would work similar to how Medicare Advantage plans are overseen, and whether they have adequate physician networks.