Health plans that employ tiered provider networks reduce health care spending, a study has found.

The report, published in the journal Health Affairs, found that tiered provider networks reduced spending on inpatient, outpatient, and outpatient radiology among non-elderly members of commercial health plans by five percent.

Learn more about this conclusion and how researchers reached it in the Health Affairs article “Enrollment In A Health Plan With A Tiered Provider Network Decreased Medical Spending By 5 Percent,” which can be found here.