Re: some info regarding people with disabilities and medical insurance

rosaphil (rugosa@interport.net)
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 17:57:45 -0500


have steve gold phone-call the number below.

also, um, is he in nys? does he practice in nyc? If so, how do I reach him?
ditto for california?

I got a whammy of a case.

Thomas Cagle wrote:
> 
> 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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