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What Action Can Patients and Providers Take to Enforce?

The right of patients to choose providers who will render care to them is currently based on four key sources:

    1. Court decisions that establish the right of all patients, regardless of payer source and the setting in which services are rendered, to control treatment, including who provides it.
    2. Federal statutes for both the Medicare and Medicaid Programs that establish the right of patients whose care is paid for by these programs to choose providers who render care.

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