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Narrow health care networks — comprised of a refined and tightly managed limited network of primary care physicians, specialists, surgical facilities and hospitals — are often thought of as a cost containment strategy that works by limiting employee health care choices. However, a narrow network plan can offer reasonably priced, value-driven health care that, when implemented properly, can open more doors for you and your employees.

Narrow networks are designed to provide cost effective access to providers with proven clinical outcomes. But not all health care facilities provide the level of quality necessary to make a narrow network viable for your employees. Determine whether a narrow network is a good fit for your organization and employee population by considering these four factors.

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