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Mr. Jon Opelt

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Executive Director

Phone: (512) ***-****  
Email: o***@***.info
Texas Alliance for Patient Access
2301 South Capital Of Texas Highway, Building J-101
Austin , Texas 78746
United States

 
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  • Founder
    CALA
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The biggest concern right now is ...
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The biggest concern right now is the potential outcomes of the case causing doctors to become more cautious, said Jon Opelt, executive director of the Texas Alliance For Patient Access.
"We are trying to keep the pipeline open so New Mexico patients can get the care they need rather than fan the concern and potentially slow down their care," he said.
Zachar Law Blog: Tort Reform
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Jon Opelt, executive director of Texas Alliance for Patient Access, said tort reform in Texas has benefited patients by adding more physicians than can be accounted for by population growth. However, Silver and his fellow researchers' unpublished study says Texas Medical Board data that Opelt cites on new physician applications and licenses do not account for doctors who left the state or retired, creating vacancies for their jobs; physicians who don't treat patients but do research or administrative work; and physician growth compared with other states.
Didier Law Firm | New Study: Tort Reform Has Not Reduced Health Care Costs In Texas
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Jon Opelt, executive director of Texas Alliance for Patient Access, said tort reform in Texas has benefited patients by adding nearly 5,000 more physicians than can be accounted for by population growth. Opelt also said that patients have greater access to specialists in high-risk fields of medicine, and more emergency room doctors are willing to be on call because their fears of lawsuits have been reduced.
Before the 2003 reforms, "55 Texas counties saw a net loss of physicians and ... some 99 counties lost a high-risk specialist," Opelt said. "An estimated 5,000 high-risk specialists restricted their practice due to liability concerns."
Silver and his fellow researchers' unpublished study says Texas Medical Board data that Opelt cites on new physician applications and licenses do not account for doctors who left the state or retired, creating vacancies for their jobs; physicians who don't treat patients but do research or administrative work; and physician growth compared with other states.
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Linking tort reform to the health care costs is a "straw argument," Opelt wrote in an email, saying his group never promised that. He noted the study says there could be an effect on health care spending in the future.
"We did not and we have not led lawmakers and voters astray," he said.
Opelt's group was the largest contributor to a campaign to persuade voters to approve tort reform, Yes on 12, donating $1.2 million.
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Opelt said his group had nothing to do with the fliers and directed questions to campaign leader Ted Delisi.
"We were concerned the quality metrics ...
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"We were concerned the quality metrics and payment standard would morph into some sort of evidence of negligence," TAPA Director Jon Opelt said. "Practice guidelines, while important, are just that: guidelines."
The victory would not have happened without commitment from key members of the Texas congressional delegation, he adds. In particular, U.S. Rep.
Texas Tort Reform Punishes the Injured - Blog
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"The big winners have to be the patients who have more access to specialized and timely care than they previously did," said Jon Opelt of Texas Alliance for Patient Access. The group represents doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and insurance companies.
"The physician growth in Texas has been dramatic since the passage of these reforms," said Opelt. "It has been dramatic in Dallas, Texas."
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"We had 13 insurance companies writing coverage in this state and that dwindled to just 4," Jon Opelt said.
Opelt said after tort reform was passed, insurance companies returned to Texas and premiums for doctors have gone down substantially, around 50 percent.
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As a percentage of the whole, it has decreased," said Opelt.
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