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The American Medical Association Will Create A Code Of Conduct For Health Insurers
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Eric O'Hanlon
| November 11, 2008
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The American Medical Association will create a code of conduct for health insurers that's intended to put the needs of a patient first when companies create medical policies and decide whether or not to pay for care and medication. The Medical Society of the State of New York put the resolution before the AMA, arguing that health insurer practices and policies often force doctors to alter how they treat patients - sometimes to their detriment. The code of conduct won't be enforceable, but the AMA will develop a mechanism by June to monitor compliance and create a rating system for physicians and patients. A spokesman for the industry group American Health Insurance Plans says itís important that patients get health care based on the best medical information available.
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