any willing provider


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any willing provider

A proposed model for providing healthcare in the UK in which patients would be able to select their care providers (here, providers refer to hospital trusts and independent hospitals, not individual practitioners as the word provider is usually defined in the US) from a list of those willing to offer it and which meet certain standards.
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Arkansas' 1995 any willing provider law was blocked because both the U.
any willing provider laws) increase the price that insurers pay for health services and in turn increase health care premiums (Zwanziger, Melnick, and Bamezai 2000).
Judge Lifts Ban on Any Willing Provider Law: Ruling Cites Supreme Court in Opening up State's Insurers.
He also warned that any willing provider laws will fail because they will result in an increase in administrative expenses that will eventually be passed on to consumers.
AFTER A 10-YEAR BATTLE IN the federal court system, the any willing provider law appeared to be settled in 2005 when it went into effect.
ABCBS spokeswoman Max Heuer said any willing provider didn't have anything to do with rates.
I don't think that any willing provider lowered the rates or raised the rates," said Greg Hatcher, owner of The Hatcher Agency of Little Rock.
Insurance premiums were going up before any willing provider, and they'll go up after any willing provider," said David Wroten, executive vice president of the physician association.
In Massachusetts, any willing providers were invited to organise community services for low income elderly patients.
It has been told by the Government to ensure that any willing providers, including NHS and voluntary organisations, and commercial companies, are able to compete to provide all NHS services.