Navigation Links
FTCR: Gov. Schwarzenegger Must Follow Through on Call to Ban Blue Cross From Using Doctors as Double-Agents to Dump Sick Patients
Date:2/14/2008

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) sent a letter to the state's HMO regulator calling for swift action to end Blue Cross' practice of conscripting doctors as "double agents," combing medical records for any excuse to dump patients who might become ill.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that the practice should be banned. Schwarzenegger's office was copied on the letter sent to regulators.

Read FTCR's letter to the Department of Managed Health Care: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/resources/FTCRLetterDMHC.pdf

"Governor Schwarzenegger should not let go of this issue until his Department of Managed Health Care has established a clear and comprehensive prohibition on HMO strategies to dump sick patients who need health care the most," said Jerry Flanagan of FTCR.

In the letter FTCR wrote:

"We urge you to advise all health plans that they must refrain from forwarding a member's enrollment application to their treating physician, and asking that physician to utilize administrative or financial judgment about coverage issues that are typically functions of underwriters and utilization reviewers.

"Blue Cross' announced voluntary cessation of the practice should not stay your hand. Absent, swift and final action by you, Blue Cross will likely return to the profitable practice in the future, and other insurers may adopt it if they have not done so already.

"Not only do Blue Cross' actions have a chilling effect on the doctor-patient relationship, they violate the legal and social framework of our health care system--the principle that medical decisions are to be rendered unhindered by fiscal and administrative concerns."

Read the Blue Cross of California letter to doctors:

SOURCE Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. AHF to Schwarzenegger: AIDS Cuts Are Deadly
2. Nurses Unveil New Advertising Campaign Against Schwarzenegger-Nunez Individual Mandate Plan
3. Latest Edition of Ripon Forum Highlights Schwarzeneggers Leadership on Another Challenge Facing his State - Health Care
4. California Joins National Movement to Bring Uniformity to Organ Donation Laws as Governor Schwarzenegger Signs AB 1689
5. Schwarzenegger Signs Bill to Remove Written Informed Consent for HIV Testing; "Most Important Change in Public HIV/AIDS Policy in Years," Says AHF
6. Governor Schwarzeneggers Mandatory Purchase of Private Health Insurance Doesnt Add Up for the Middle-Class, Says FTCR
7. AARP Calls on Governor Schwarzenegger to Discourage Veto of SCHIP Expansion Bill
8. Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Endorses Governor Schwarzeneggers Health Care Proposal
9. The 7 Key Questions About the Schwarzenegger/Nunez Health Care Compromise
10. Researchers at BMC find disability does not necessarily follow disease in living to old age
11. Most With High Blood Pressure Dont Follow Recommended Diet
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2014)... Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the ... of its Fiber Transport Services, adding Point of Presence ... establishing a PoP at Cermak, IFN enables interconnect opportunities ... high bandwidth fiber transport service to US and Global ... President of Sales and Marketing August Zehner, establishing a ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Mount Pleasant Retirement Village has partnered with ... Coach Christi Hall to campus. , Hall’s journey to a ... gaining weight as a result of years of medication. Through ... nutrition. One year later she had lost 50 pounds, lowered ... and cardio. , After joining the YMCA staff, she furthered ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Newport News, Va. (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 ... at Warwick Forest, a skilled nursing center that offers rehabilitation ... But they will this weekend when a young couple marries ... together and with their combined 140 years of marriage have ... , Sarah Horky, 18, and Dan Eads, 20, may ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 19, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the ... why to switch employees to individual health insurance. ... be more familiar with traditional, group health insurance, there ... employees happier. , The new article provides the ... health insurance rather than group health insurance, and why ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... OR (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Active ... 50 and older as fully participating members of society ... lifestyle. To celebrate, The Stafford – a boutique retirement ... 97034 – will host two screenings of Cyber-Seniors - ... excited for our residents to watch this great film,” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Indiana Fiber Network Launches Point-Of-Presence in Chicago Data Center at Cermak 2Health News:Mount Pleasant Retirement Village Partners with Atrium Family YMCA 2Health News:Mount Pleasant Retirement Village Partners with Atrium Family YMCA 3Health News:Young Couple Inspired by Residents Of The Gardens At Warwick Forest To Wed There Saturday 2Health News:Young Couple Inspired by Residents Of The Gardens At Warwick Forest To Wed There Saturday 3Health News:Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Why Employees Are Happier with Individual Health Insurance 2Health News:In Support of Active Aging Week, a Lake Oswego Retirement Community Will Get a Sneak Peek at an Inter-Generational Documentary – Cyber-Seniors 2
... leaders in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease, has launched a new website ... treatment and cure of this highly debated disease. , ... Havertown, PA ... launched a new web site today that is dedicated to giving advanced, ...
... been named president of RetireSafe, a national bipartisan, non-profit ... the options and benefits of retired and retiring Americans ... He has served as a member of the ... providing leadership in multiple areas that engage all facets ...
... patient-centered CERWASHINGTON, May 19 Joining ... the New Democrat Coalition, Tony Coelho, chairman of ... with reporters and announced PIPC,s support for the ... an important step forward for patients and caregivers, ...
... small study , , TUESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- ... restored blood flow to hearts with blocked arteries for ... reported. , "I think this is very good news ... line and have no options left," said Dr. Douwe ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of ... its primary supplier, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited ... medical isotopes, primarily molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) used in the ... MDS Nordion that they anticipate the National Research ...
... First, New York State nonprofit outpatient clinics ... Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Medicare, and insurance billing ... healthiest organization. Millin Associates ( www.millinmedical.com ... for 27 years, provides expanded services and next-generation ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Haverford Wellness Center Launches Web Site Devoted to Accurate Diagnosis and Proper Treatment to Cure Lyme Disease 2Health News:Haverford Wellness Center Launches Web Site Devoted to Accurate Diagnosis and Proper Treatment to Cure Lyme Disease 3Health News:RetireSafe Names Thair Phillips as President 2Health News:PIPC Supports New Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Bill 2Health News:Stem Cells May Offer New Way to Treat Blocked Arteries 2Health News:Stem Cells May Offer New Way to Treat Blocked Arteries 3Health News:MDS Nordion Provides Update on AECL's Medical Isotope Supply Disruption 2Health News:MDS Nordion Provides Update on AECL's Medical Isotope Supply Disruption 3Health News:Nonprofit Outpatient Clinics and Social Service Agencies Outsource Billing to Increase Profits 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... Kan. , Sept. 18, 2014  Aratana ... pet therapeutics company focused on licensing, developing and ... announced the full exercise of the underwriters, option ... in connection with the company,s previously announced public ... of the shares are being offered by Aratana ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... LINCOLN, Neb. , Sept. 18, 2014   ... ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR certification, which designates ... with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful ... American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  MacPractice MD MU ... ICSA Labs , an Office of the National ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... DUBLIN , Sept. 18, 2014 ... the "China PTCA Balloon Market Investment Report, 2014-2016" ... balloon, as a indispensable medical device in percutaneous coronary ... for stent, but also as a device for pre-/post-stent ... closely related to that of PCI. As ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Full Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares 2MacPractice MD MU Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 2MacPractice MD MU Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 3MacPractice MD MU Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 4MacPractice MD MU Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 5China PTCA Balloon Market Investment Report, 2014-2016 2China PTCA Balloon Market Investment Report, 2014-2016 3
... Oct. 19 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Lung Cancer Drug Futures ... SERVICE INCLUDING FORMATS TO MEET EVERY INFORMATION NEED ... meet differing information requirement of customers. For constant vigilance ...
... 19 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... Prostate Cancer Drug Futures http://www.reportlinker.com/p0315764/Prostate-Cancer-Drug-Futures.html ... INCLUDING FORMATS TO MEET EVERY INFORMATION NEED ... differing information requirement of customers. For constant vigilance and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Drug Futures 2Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Drug Futures 3Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Drug Futures 4Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Drug Futures 5Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Drug Futures 6Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Drug Futures 7Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Drug Futures 8Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Drug Futures 9Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Drug Futures 10Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Drug Futures 11Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Drug Futures 12Reportlinker Adds Prostate Cancer Drug Futures 2Reportlinker Adds Prostate Cancer Drug Futures 3Reportlinker Adds Prostate Cancer Drug Futures 4Reportlinker Adds Prostate Cancer Drug Futures 5Reportlinker Adds Prostate Cancer Drug Futures 6Reportlinker Adds Prostate Cancer Drug Futures 7Reportlinker Adds Prostate Cancer Drug Futures 8Reportlinker Adds Prostate Cancer Drug Futures 9Reportlinker Adds Prostate Cancer Drug Futures 10
The new Shandon HistocentreTM 3 is an integral part of the workflow in Histology laboratories, representing a workstation that complements any automatic tissue processor....
Shandon HistoWave is the answer to rapid tissue processing. It reduces time for fixation, tissue processing, decalification, immunochemistry and special stains....
The HypercleanTM 1 is a versatile, durable fume handling station. The Hyperclean 1 fume handling station unit comes complete with one (1) blower unit and one (1) charcoal filter....
... 2 fume containment system ... benchtop equipment. Even large ... inside the Hyperclean 2. ... system unit comes complete with ...
Medicine Products: