Chapter 17 : A Claim of a Right to Health Care

Section 5. Case Study HMO_REVIEW_by_INDEPENDENT_MD

Michael Milazzo

Case Title: Supreme Court Hears Landmark HMO Case Brought by Speech-Language Pathologist

Description: In one of the most important health care cases in years, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over whether states can require an independent physician review when HMOs deny patients medical coverage.

Describing case:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washdc/2002/01/17/usat-court.htm

http://professional.asha.org/news/020305b.cfm

http://www.ama-assn.org/sci-pubs/amnews/amn_02/edsa0114.htm

http://216.36.252.42/news_justices_rule.htm

http://www.body1.com/news/index.cfm/1/93/1

http://special.northernlight.com/managedcare/hmo_ruling.htm

Ethical Positions:

http://www.postgradmed.com/issues/1997/09_97/ed_sep.htm

http://www.pwc.org/newsltr/summer97/art3.html

http://www.managedcaremag.com/archives/9911/9911.ethics.html

http://www.heartland.org/pdf/32524a.pdf

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/business/longterm/ethics/ethics1.htm

http://www.harp.org/peeno.htm

 

 

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