some info regarding people with disabilities and medical insurance

Thomas Cagle (nh-adapt@juno.com)
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 06:08:49 -0400


Steve Gold (ADA lawyer extraordinaire) is also looking for such cases.  I
have personally witnessed at least one.
Carol

>> Date: Mon, 20 Apr 98 17:55:27 PDT
>>
>> My new primary care physician handed this to me with the advice I
file.
>>
>> HAVE YOUR DISABLED PATIENTS BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST?
>> In response to reports from patients and physicians across the
country,
>> AMA is investigating incidents of discrimination against disabled and
>> chronically ill patients by health plans.  AMA's patient advocacy team
>> is gathering information on health plan practices that might violate
the
>> Americans With Disabilities Act.  These incidents include patient care
>> denials, burdensome preauthorization requirements, and failure to
refer
>> patients to specialists.  Physicians should report these types of
>> problems to:
>>
>> Evamarie Norey of AMA's Health Law Division at 312-464-4835 or fax
>> 312-464-5846.  Please send copies of your correspondence to CMA's
legal
>> center (fax: 415-882-5143).
>>
>> (Source: "Physician Leader" California Medical Association February
26,
>> 1998, reprinted in "The Medicine Cabinet" 2nd Quarter 1998)


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