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May 17, 1924


JAMA. 1924;82(20):1626-1627. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650460050029

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The Conflict with the Health Insurance Societies  In my previous letter I reported that an armistice had been signed by the executive board of the Berlin league of physicians and the representatives of the health insurance societies, and that the preliminaries for a new contract had been agreed on. It was stipulated that the executive board of the physicians should use its influence to induce unemployed physicians and those with a small practice to renounce voluntarily their claims to panel practice. Likewise, hospital physicians and those whose time is fully taken up by their regular duties should discontinue serving on the panel of Krankenkassen physicians and no physicians of these categories should be admitted further. In general, new physicians should not be admitted to panel practice except on the following conditions: Nonresident physicians shall not be admitted to the panel until five years after their names are proposed, and resident

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