Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

How Are Physician Referral Networks Affected by Physician Practice Ownership and Limited Coverage Network Insurance Products?

Keith Marzilli Ericson, Boston University

KME
January 01, 2015
December 31, 2015
$74,986

This NIHCM-funded study is investigating how referral patterns are influenced both by the ownership structures of physician groups and hospitals and by limited-network insurance plans. Findings have the potential to inform regulatory policy on hospital and physician group mergers and on network adequacy.