An Oregon provider has medical, legal, and ethical obligations to his or her patients. In light of these obligations, it is the philosophy of the Oregon Medical Board that:. Regardless of whether an act or failure to act is determined entirely by a provider, or is the result of a contractual or other relationship with a health care entity, the relationship between a provider and a patient must be based on trust, and must be considered inviolable. Included among the elements of such a relationship of trust are:. Any act or failure to act by a provider that violates the trust upon which the relationship is based jeopardizes the relationship and may place the provider at risk of being found in violation of the Medical Practice Act ORS Chapter The philosophies expressed herein apply to all licensees regulated by the Oregon Medical Board, as well as those who make decisions, which affect Oregon consumers, including health plan medical directors and other providers employed by or contracting with such plans.
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New policy addresses issue of inadequate insurance networks and promotes patient financial protections. DALLAS — As open enrollment for the health insurance exchanges gets underway, the American Medical Association AMA today adopted a new policy aimed at addressing the issue of inadequate networks to ensure patients continue to get access the care they need. The new policy calls for insurers to make any provider terminations without cause prior to the enrollment period so patients can select health plans that will cover care provided by their existing physicians because today, inaccurate or late revised provider directories are leaving patients stuck with plans that dropped their physicians after they enrolled. However, the new policy allows for new physicians to be added to a network at any time. Additionally, the new policy reiterates the need for health plans to provide patients with an accurate, complete directory of participating physicians through multiple media outlets, which includes identifying providers who are not accepting new patients. Wah, MD.
He called for help, but it took over eight hours before a doctor said he could take her back in for surgery to look at her C-section. That was the last time he saw his wife Kira alive. When they opened her up, she died with 3. Deaths in childbirth in the U. While there are inevitably some complications in childbirth, a study of infant mortality across countries shows that there is a strong inverse relationship between number of physicians and death.
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