HA4070D – Regulatory Environment in Health Care
Assignment 03: HMO and Malpractice
Write a two to three page paper on the legal basis for the immunization of HMOs from being sued for malpractice.
Consider such things as:
• the relationship of the HMO with its member physicians,
• the HMO organizational structure (IPA versus PPO versus staff model and so forth),
• the principle of direct liability, enterprise liability, indemnification, ERISA preemption, ostensible agency, and anything else that you believe would fall under an HMO’s vulnerability to being sued.
An historical perspective would enhance the strength of your paper. Remember to cite sources.
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