The essence of managed care is lower medical cost in exchange for more limited choice.  The plan uses a small pool of contracted (or in-network) providers to lower cost.  Some of the money saved is passed onto the member’s premiums.


Part of the "Understanding Insurance" series.  

Brandt R Gibson, DPM
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Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute