This is an interview asking the Governor how they are decreasing cost and he addresses the premium costs and states they are making progress. Fee for Service is discussed as it is all over the country. Limited networks plans encourage people to go to community settings he states. Not all of Harvard Teaching facilities are on the “high”list though and some of the community hospitals ended up on the high list too. On the Blue Cross Study, Massachusetts General was on the “high” list. Limited Network Plans mean a smaller network of providers, in other words those with contracts that are acceptable. BD
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Massachusetts Governor Patrick discusses how they are cutting healthcare costs by encouraging limited network plans that do not include Harvard and other teaching hospitals, as well as getting away from fee for service.