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California to set time limit to see doctors

Posted on Jan 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

  The Associated Press Tuesday, January 19, 2010; 1:08 PM LOS ANGELES — California is poised to become the first state to set time limits for doctors to see patients, the Department of Managed Health Care said. Regulations to be announced Wednesday require family practitioners in health maintenance organizations to see patients seeking an appointment within 10 business days. The deadline for specialists is 15 days. A patient seeking urgent care that does not require prior authorization must see a doctor within 48 hours. However, doctors can extend the waiting period if they determine...

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