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Any willing provider (AWP) laws are laws that require managed care organizations to grant network participation to health care providers willing to join and meet network requirements. Such laws may take different forms. AWP laws basically restrict the ability of managed care organizations to use a closed panel of physicians, hospitals, or other providers. AWP laws mostly apply to pharmacies and pharmacists.
Pursuant to A.C.A. § 23-99-802, "Any willing provider law" means a law that prohibits discrimination against a provider willing to meet the terms and conditions for participation established by a health insurer or that otherwise precludes an insurer from prohibiting or limiting participation by a provider who is willing to accept a health insurer's terms and conditions for participation in the provision of services through a health benefit plan.