The Newport Mercury and Weekly News- September 16, 1949

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The Newport Mercury and Weekly News- September 16, 1949 - on is waiting interviewed pres? on 3 filled in...
on is waiting interviewed pres? on 3 filled in BLUE CROSS TO LAUNCH SURGICAL, MEDICAL PLAN Subscriber Enrollment Start This Month To be a wrote Captain her congratulated and that seeing the of by the Mrs. a better other, opportunities. them common anywhere not as conscious women countries." Newport expressed but declined she community's h e - d i d Society the Uie Non-Proilt Group Makes Decision · On Program Without Walling ' For R. I. Medical Society The Blue Cross of Rhode Island, embracing 532,000 members, announced that it will inaugu rate immediately a non-profit surgical-medical care program Enrollment of their piece of employment will begii this month. Benefits are schedulcc to become effective- November 1 Announcement of rates and other details will tie made In the neat- future. This decision was reached, it was explained, without waiting the outcome of negotiations with the health Insurance committee of the Rhodo Island Medical Society. Negotiations between the Blue Cross and Medical Society relative to the surgical plan have been in progress for months. An official of the Medical 'Society said at noon today there no comment for the time being. The society.has expressed opposition to including osteopaths' in any surgical program in which it will cooperate. The osteopath!: hospitals ore included in the Blue Cross' medical program. Decision-to proceed with the of an ex- passed it is on the was Russell, Line William this arranged here, introduced catch city and UNIT Duties Oited Gosling- Blue Cross surgical program was reached Tuesday afternoon at a meeting of the executive committee - of the board . of directors. spokesman said the committee felt that in view of the uncertainty to the early outcome of negotiations and the long delays which had already been experienced, ii believed prepaid .surglcal-medica program should be started without further delay. Blue Cross officials stated they planned to continue negotiations with the Medical Society In the hope of arriving at a plan that inuUally satisfactory. They indicated that if a workable plan is agreed upon, the public will have the privilege of converting to the Rhode Island Plan of the Rhodi Island Medical Society. It is ex pected that such provisions will written into the subscriber's con tract. . The Blue Cross program will offered o n - a cash indemnity using the identica: fee scheduli. already approved by the Medtca Society for surgery, anesthesia obstetrical care, and the assisting physician. In add!talon to these benefits the Blue Cross announccmen stated that the program woul also include payment for medioa visits to hospitalized patient where no surgery is performed This feature is considered import ant in providing benefits coverln the large amount ol care rendere by i-.iysicians" in hospitalized case where no surgery is required. o Naval Reserve

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