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MAN-002: Gag Clauses

 
Gag Clauses: The Wisconsin Medical Society supports the following American Medical Association policies on gag clauses:

  • Supports legislation to ban gag clauses from physician contracts.
  • Opposes third-party payers from censuring physicians for discussing any issue with patients or other health care professionals that may have a bearing on patient health, including the consequences of payment decisions by the third-party payer.
  • Supports legislation that prevents third-party payers from including in their contract with physicians a prohibition from discussing any issue with patients that may have a bearing on the patient’s health.
  • Opposes physician “termination without cause” provisions in physician managed care contracts that do. (HOD, 0412)