Any-Willing-Provider laws: their financial effect on HMOs.

  title={Any-Willing-Provider laws: their financial effect on HMOs.},
  author={Anne Carroll and Jan M. Ambrose},
  journal={Journal of health politics, policy and law},
  volume={27 6},
Any-Willing-Provider (AWP) legislation requires that health plans accept any health care provider who agrees to conform to the plan's conditions, terms, and reimbursement rates. Many states have adopted such legislation, raising questions about its effect on the managed care market. Those favoring this legislation argue that it will reduce restrictions on choice of provider, while opponents argue that it will reduce competition by increasing administrative and medical costs for managed care… CONTINUE READING