“Networks are the name of the game right now. When you are able to direct patient traffic to an narrow network, you can usually create better rates and drive more volume to the more efficient providers.”
– J.B. Silvers, PhD, A Healthcare Finance Expert who is a professor at the Weatherhead School of Management and the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
This quote was found on the sidebar in an article about UnitedHealthcare dropping physicians in Medical Economics. This is reality. This is the reason behind the facade of quality indicators. They are looking to drop docs (a trend to continue) and direct patients to other physicians who are cheaper to them. This is what we are dealing with. The only way to fight back is to walk.