Rescue Health Care Day Allows Venting Anger, But Question ‘What Next’ Remains Unaddressed

For many psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and other health professionals, Rescue Health Care Day, April 1, was a therapeutic experience that encouraged them to vent pent-up rage about the bungling of managed care. Organized for nearly two years by Karen Shore, Ph.D., who heads the National Coalition of Mental Health Providers and Consumers, Rescue Day […]

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  • Patient Bill Of Rights Not Worth Paper It’s Written On Unless Accompanied By Right To Sue

    The agreement reached by House-Senate conferees in mid-April over external appeals in the Patients’ Bill of Rights bill won’t be worth the paper it’s written on unless it is followed up by allowing people to sue their HMOs over denial of care, says the measure’s main House sponsor. A spokesman for Rep. Charlie Norwood, a […]

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  • California Changes Statute Of Limitation Law To Protect Providers After Seven Years

    San Jose, CA–All licensed health care providers in California, including psychologists, recently won statute of limitation protection against alleged misconduct charges. Allegations of misconduct that occurred longer ago than seven years will no longer be investigated by the State Board of Psychology and other licensing and regulatory agencies. Thomas O’Connor, executive director of the California […]

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  • Longtime Foe Of Managed Care Thrives In ‘Self-Pay’ Practice

    Ivan Miller, Ph.D., a Colorado psychologist who has frowned on managed care since its inception, is in his sixth year of solo practice, claims to be going strong, and expecting even better days ahead. He asserts that the self-pay market he so intensely advocates keeps gaining converts, and that those who have long insisted the […]

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