Medicare patients who tell of poor doctor care win right to learn of findings

  1. Medicare patients who tell of poor doctor care win right to learn of findings

    A federal judge has ruled that Medicare officials must disclose their findings when they have investigated a consumer's complaint that a doctor or hospital provided poor care or committed a medical error. The ruling overturns a two-decades-old rule that prevented Medicare beneficiaries from obtaining data on doctors who made mistakes with their care.

    New York Times (free registration required), July 17, 2001
    http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/17/politics/17HEAL.html
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  3. by   mustangsheba
    Thank you for this information, Karen. It's about time!

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