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The Boston Globe

Health & wellness

Children’s Hospital survey finds employers using limited, tiered networks to cut costs

Half of public employers and about one-third of private companies now offer plans that limit their workers’ access to expensive hospitals and doctors, but many are confused about how these plans work, according to a survey and focus groups commissioned by Boston Children’s Hospital.

Children’s, which has been tagged by insurers as one of the most expensive hospitals, has long been concerned about the impact of “limited’’ and “tiered’’ networks on its business and patients.

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