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Compliance Program

Compliance Program

Standard 11 — Respect For Patient's Freedom Of Choice

When referring patients to home health agencies, medical equipment suppliers or long term-care and rehabilitation providers, university personnel should respect the patient's right to choose his or her own providers.

  • Some healthcare plans limit the patient's choice of provider, or pay less than the full cost of a provider.  The patient has the freedom to choose providers not in his or her health program or insurance panel, provided the patient is willing to pay for the non-covered care.