No Surprises Act: Understand Your Rights Against Surprise Medical Bills
The No Surprises Act protects people covered under group and individual health plans from receiving surprise medical bills when they receive most emergency services, non-emergency services from out-of-network providers at in-network facilities, and services from...
Patient Rights in the American Healthcare System
By Trisha Torrey, from Verywellhealth. What rights do American patients have as they navigate through the American healthcare system? You have rights that are granted and enforced by law, such as the Health Insurance Portability… Read More
Can A Patient Refuse COVID-19 Testing
By SmithAmundsen LLC, Apr. 21, 2020. The United States has tested 3.2 million people for COVID-19, which is only about one percent of the population. It should come as no surprise that not every person...
An invisible hand: Patients aren’t being told about the AI systems advising their care
Since February of last year, tens of thousands of patients hospitalized at one of Minnesota’s largest health systems have had their discharge planning decisions informed with help from an artificial intelligence model. But few if… Read More
‘Ghost surgery’ and Informed Consent Fraud is Common
Is the doctor you chose the one holding the scalpel? Maybe not. You have a legal right to informed consent, but failure to adequately and properly inform the patient of who will be performing an… Read More
Can Patients Record Their Doctors Appointments
State, federal laws govern whether doctor visits can be recorded Audio and video recordings of doctors’ visits can be used to improve patients’ and families’ understanding of medical conditions and care instructions. In some situations,… Read More
What Are My Health Care Rights and Responsibilities?
From HHS.gov. As a patient, you have certain rights. Some are guaranteed by federal law, such as the right to get a copy of your medical records, and the right to keep them private. Many states… Read More
When Can a Parent Deny Medical Treatment for a Minor Child?
Every day parents face difficult medical decisions regarding their minor children. For example, parents need to decide when to seek medical care and treatment for their sick child or whether or not to vaccinate a healthy… Read More
AHA Patient’s Bill of Rights
The AHA Patient’s Bill of Rights is only a guideline for hospitals. Americans have few legal patient rights. From the American Hospital Association: A Patient’s Bill of Rights was first adopted by the American Hospital… Read More