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AMA sets standards for physician self-referral

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Orlando ? The American Medical Association?s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) has concluded that it is unethical for physicians to self-refer to facilities where they have a financial stake unless they disclose that information to all their patients, Medpage Today reports.

Orlando - The American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) has concluded that it is unethical for physicians to self-refer to facilities in which they have a financial stake unless they disclose that information to all their patients, Medpage Today reports.
       By law, physicians cannot be part of a self-referral agreement that requires a physician to refer patients as a condition of the agreement, or one that prohibits referrals to outside facilities, according to Medpage Today.
       The new guidelines are in alignment with that law, but also go a bit further. The CEJA report advises physicians to assure patients that ongoing care does not hinge on patient acceptance of the recommended referral.

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