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Maintenance of the professional relationship with physicians in the network recently has assumed a far greater role in in the industrys history. – Peter R. Kongstvedt
This quote assumes that professional relationships and networking somehow impacts healthcare services and provider relationships. Discuss your position on this assumption. Do you agree? Disagree? Explain your answers, based on your reading for the week. In your discussion, include why you feel this is an important issue in maintaining managed care.