Clinton administration sets new rules for MedicareBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7150.12d (Published 04 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:12
- Fred B Charatan
The Clinton administration is strengthening the 1997 law governing Medicare in the United States in what it calls “the most significant change in the Medicare program since its inception in 1965.”
The new rules that apply to all Medicare services but include special provisions for managed care plans, will affect more than 38 million Medicare beneficiaries. In future, patients with complex or serious medical problems must be allowed direct access to specialists in some circumstances. Women will be able to demand direct access to a women's health specialist …
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