Monday, October 27, 2008
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
The ABA Antitrust Section has published the Messenger Model Handbook.
ABSTRACT: This handbook is intended to provide guidance on the legal analysis applied to messenger models utilized by health care provider networks when they contract with health care payors. It provides the necessary predicate for understanding these issues by exploring the relevant history of managed care in the United States, trends in the formation of provider networks and their negotiations with managed care, and the genesis and evolution of messenger models themselves.