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Descriptor English: Patient Freedom of Choice Laws
Descriptor Spanish: Libre Elección del Paciente
Descriptor Portuguese: Legislação Referente à Liberdade de Escolha do Paciente
Descriptor French: Patient Freedom of Choice Laws (USA)
Entry term(s): AWS-FOC Laws
Any Willing Provider Laws
Any-Willing-Provider-Law
Any-Willing-Provider-Laws
Choice of Health Care Provider Laws
Choice of Healthcare Provider Laws
Point of Service Regulations
Provider Restriction, Selective
Provider Restrictions, Selective
Restriction, Selective Provider
Restrictions, Selective Provider
Selective Provider Restriction
Selective Provider Restrictions
Tree number(s): N03.219.521.576.343.800.700
N03.706.615.805
N04.590.374.410.700
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020403
Scope note: Laws requiring patients under managed care programs to receive services from the physician or other provider of their choice. Any willing provider laws take many different forms, but they typically prohibit managed-care organizations from having a closed panel of physicians, hospitals, or other providers.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Public MeSH Note: 99
History Note: 99
DeCS ID: 33932
Unique ID: D020403
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1999/01/01
Date of Entry: 1998/06/10
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Patient Freedom of Choice Laws - Preferred
Concept UI M0030053
Scope note Laws requiring patients under managed care programs to receive services from the physician or other provider of their choice. Any willing provider laws take many different forms, but they typically prohibit managed-care organizations from having a closed panel of physicians, hospitals, or other providers.
Preferred term Patient Freedom of Choice Laws
Entry term(s) AWS-FOC Laws
Choice of Health Care Provider Laws
Choice of Healthcare Provider Laws
Provider Restriction, Selective
Provider Restrictions, Selective
Restriction, Selective Provider
Restrictions, Selective Provider
Selective Provider Restriction
Selective Provider Restrictions
Any Willing Provider Laws - Narrower
Concept UI M0030051
Preferred term Any Willing Provider Laws
Entry term(s) Any-Willing-Provider-Law
Any-Willing-Provider-Laws
Point of Service Regulations - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0030052
Preferred term Point of Service Regulations



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