A legislative committee studying managed care made its final recommendations today.
David Freitas has the story from Jefferson City.
One of the main themes of the reforms is more open communication between the doctor, the patient and the health care company.
Representative Tim Harlan...
One of the 33 reforms suggests using a prudent lay person definition for emergency situations.
Another suggestion calls for the elimination of gag rules, which prevent doctors from communicating with their patients about health care options.
The committee notes that many of the reforms it is suggesting are already in place in some of the managed care companies in Missouri.
David Freitas, reporting from the Capital.