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Video: What Are Provider Networks?

posted by Jamie Carracher

on January 25, 2016

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Health plans use provider networks to make sure consumers have access to affordable, high-quality coverage. You may be wondering, what is a provider network?

Provider networks consist of the group of doctors and hospitals that health plans have contracted with to provide member care. Health plans negotiate prices with these providers to help lower health care costs.

In this week’s Health Care in Focus, you’ll learn why consumers see big savings when they visit contracted providers.