"Third-party payors of healthcare services can be held legally accountable when medically inappropriate decisions result from defects in the design or implementation of cost-containment mechanisms...However, the physician who complies without protest...cannot avoid his ultimate responsibility for his patient's care." Wickline vs. State of California
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Date created: February 7, 1999
Last modified: December 21, 1999
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