Maybe They'll Rank Auto Glass Shops Someday
In the past few months, New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo's
office has requested information from several health insurers, including
Cigna, Aetna, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) and Empire Blue Cross
Blue Shield, about how they rank doctors under their insurance programs.
The Attorney General is concerned that these ranking programs are
potentially deceptive, driven by financial motives and not necessarily
the consumers' best interests. Cuomo suggests the use of established
national standards to measure quality of care, and to disclose to
consumers how the program is designed and how the doctors are ranked.
Of course, this issue raises the question: What would happen if
auto insurance companies followed suit and ranked auto glass shops?
CLICK the headlines below to read more on this divisive issue:
General Cuomo Calls on Health Care companies to Halt Planned Doctor
Physician Ranking Programs Must Put Quality First
To Make Changes To Doctor-Ranking Plan
Cigna Agree on Doctor-Ranking Programs
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