Ethical behavior begins with the recognition of the various values applied in judgments of what is good decision-making. USA Managed Care Organization and its employees uphold the belief that this ethical behavior occurs not only in clinical decision-making, but in the business decisions made by USA MCO. To this end, USA MCO recognizes its role of stewardship in developing healthier communities. In all decisions, USA MCO will balance the rights of the individual affected, the involvement of key stakeholders, the interest of the organization, and the obligation to the community at large. All decisions must maintain the health and welfare of the individual by protecting their dignity and human rights. In addition, the clinical authority of the physician must be maintained as the ultimate decision maker in the treatment of the patient. Business and clinical care decisions must meet the test of conforming to the values that are the foundation of USA Managed Care Organization.