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Rules to Rein in HIX Narrow Networks Could Drive Away Payers
Health Leaders Media

Proposed federal rules that would limit the ability of health plans to craft narrow provider networks for the PPACA exchanges would benefit some hospitals, but tighter regulation could create an unbearable level of risk for insurers, market analysts say.

In a healthcare “sector comment” released last week, Moody’s Investors Service predicts that plans to limit narrow networks in 2015 would benefit rural hospitals and safety net hospitals because those facilities are the most likely to be left out of a narrow network.