Skyrocketing Health Care Costs: The Role of Blue Shield : Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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Page 193 - hospital' also includes a Christian Science sanatorium operated, or listed and certified, by the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts...
Page 811 - ... the condition established after study to be chiefly responsible for occasioning the admission of the patient to the hospital.
Page 192 - ... (I) Fees or other compensation for research into or instruction in the provision of health care. "(II) Entities engaged in the provision of health care or in such research or instruction.
Page 389 - Presidents in the order of their election) shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President.
Page 78 - A shareholder may vote either in person or by proxy executed in writing by the shareholder or by his duly authorized attorney-in-fact. No proxy shall be valid after eleven months from the date of its execution, unless otherwise provided in the proxy.
Page 192 - Producing or supplying drugs or other articles for individuals or entities for use in the provision of or in research into or instruction in the provision of health care.
Page 548 - It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Board of Directors as provided in Chapter VI of the Bylaws to determine a Plan's adherence to these Standards. ; SECTION 1. PLAN APPROVAL A Plan shall have substantial support of the medical profession, evidence of which shall be approval of the Plan by the appropriate medical society or societies. SECTION 2. NONPROFIT OPERATION A Plan shall operate on a not-for-profit basis. A Plan organized under laws other than nonprofit enabling acts shall include...
Page 384 - ... entitled to vote at such meeting. If mailed, such notice shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited in the United States mail addressed to the member at his address as it appears on the records of the corporation, with postage thereon prepaid.
Page 250 - Some of the more important of these principles were : all features of medical service should be under the control of the medical profession; no third party must be permitted to come between the patient and his physician in any medical relation; the patient must have absolute freedom to choose any participating physician ; the confidential nature of the patient-physician relationship must be preserved ; medical service should be paid for by the patient in accordance with his income status...