Physician Quality Ratings Imperfect, But a Start

Payers have developed some sophisticated models to assess their high volume physicians in terms of quality patient care. Despite complaints and legal action, quality ratings are here to stay. Physicians are going to have to get used to it.

1 comments on "Physician Quality Ratings Imperfect, But a Start"
aweiss (4/3/2011 at 8:53 AM)

No disagreement with what you say here, but consumers don't have to rely solely on health plan efforts (which aren't very transparent and can yield different results for the same physician). There are many community- or even state-based efforts, such as those sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality initiative, that offer physician and hospital performance rating with other useful content about health and health care, and that are connected to efforts to help providers improve care and to engage consumers as well.


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