PF-225.003: Hospitals: Medical Staff, Treatment and Referral Decisions

IMS adopts point 1(d) of AMA policy H-225.950: AMA Principles for Physician Employment. Point 1 addresses conflicts of interest and (d) states: Physicians should always make treatment and referral decisions based on the best interests of their patients. Employers and the physicians they employ must assure that agreements or understandings (explicit or implicit) restricting, discouraging, or encouraging particular treatment or referral options are disclosed to patients.

PF 16-1:4/8/2016