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HSR-003: Fee-For-Service Plans in Health System Reform

 
Fee for Service Plans in Health System Reform: The Wisconsin Medical Society will support health system reform plans that:

  1. Provide universal access free from rationing, and to include reasonable basic benefits, patient education, and significant patient responsibility for their own health care choices and behavior.
  2. Include a true fee-for-service option, including balance billing.
  3. Allow physicians and patients choice of plans and physicians.
  4. Alleviate regulatory hassles and preserve high quality care.
  5. Provide meaningful antitrust relief, including the ability for state and county medical associations to form partnerships of physicians for the purpose of being “accountable health plans.”
  6. Provide true tort reform.
  7. Provide significant insurance market reforms.
  8. Recognize the physician’s responsibility and authority in medical decision-making and treatment in conjunction with the patient. (HOD, 0412)