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Patient Freedom of Choice Laws MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Patient Freedom of Choice Laws
Tree Number(s)
N03.219.521.576.343.800.700
N03.706.615.805
N04.590.374.410.700
Unique ID
D020403
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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.
Entry Term(s)
AWS-FOC Laws
Any Willing Provider Laws
Any-Willing-Provider-Laws
Choice of Health Care Provider Laws
Choice of Healthcare Provider Laws
Point of Service Regulations
Selective Provider Restrictions
Public MeSH Note
99
History Note
99
Date Established
1999/01/01
Date of Entry
1998/06/10
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Patient Freedom of Choice Laws Preferred
Any Willing Provider Laws Narrower
Point of Service Regulations Related
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