April 1997 AAOS Report

Visit coalition web site

Visitors to the new web site of the Patient Access to Specialty Care Coalition - - can access a fact sheet entitled "Your Rights to Quality Medical Care;" glossary of terms such as capitation, "gag clause" and fee-for-service; checklist to help patients evaluate health care plans; listing of member organizations; and recent reports and press releases issued by the coalition. The web site also promotes the coalition's toll-free phone line - (800) 756-1100 - that can be used to urge members of Congress to include patient access and physician choices in health care legislation. To date, 128 national patient and medical organizations are active members of the coalition, which was co-founded by the Academy.

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