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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Any willing provider (AWP) laws restrict insurers' ability to exclude providers from their networks.
In defense of using the estimated AWP effect, suppose that AWP directly increases premiums because it forces health plans to take any willing provider, and that this indirectly increases health care costs by chilling managed care entry into the state.
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.
Today's ruling upholds Kentucky's current law, however, government mandates, such as Any Willing Provider are restrictions that prevent consumers from being offered affordable insurance options," said Melodie Shrader, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Health Plans.
Any Willing Provider removes incentives for cost reduction and innovations.
ABCBS spokeswoman Max Heuer said any willing provider didn't have anything to do with rates.
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.