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Unformatted text preview: hosp too much) AWP (Any Willing Provider) Laws- of a pt has a health plan and the health plan makes selective contracts with some providers but not others and those providers give a discount to become a preferred provider --> pt can go to any phys that is willing to give the same discount and the health plan has to pay the provider at the same discounted rate--> Destroys the bargaining process Phys have no incentive to stay in a contract as a preferred provider Financial Incentives to Provide Less Care Federal statute prohibits hosps from paying docs to reduce level of services for Medicare and Medicaid pts, but not other health plans (they can give docs those same incentives)...
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- Fall '07