Tag Archive for ‘narrow network programs’


2016 state legislative year in review and a look ahead

State legislative priorities for the ACS in 2016, including opioid abuse, narrow insurance networks, surprise billings, and trauma system development, are summarized as are key issues that will be addressed at the state level next year.

Health care networks: Surprise billings for surgical patients

This article describes the College’s position on narrow and tiered health care networks and outlines surprise billings and their effect on surgeon reimbursement.

Statement on physician tiering and narrow network programs

The following statement was developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Health Policy and Advocacy Group and was approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its February 2015 meeting. As health care plans create incentives to improve quality and reduce costs, many entities have started using physician-tiering protocols directing patients to choose certain […]


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