Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'rankings'

2010-11 Best Hospitals

US News & World Report has released its 2010-11 "Best Hospitals" list. Kudos to New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell for being the only New York hospital to make the "Honor Roll." In addition, the following hospitals received...

Study Casts Doubt on US News & World Report Hospital Rankings

Bloomberg Businessweek reports online April 19: Hospitals rated as top by U.S. News & World Report are chosen using a system that reflects their reputation with little connection to objective measures of quality of care, a study said. The hospitals...

U.S. News & World Report Releases 2008 Health Plan Rankings

U.S. News & World Report yesterday released its 2008 rankings of the 202 health plans in the United States. Topping the list this year was Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of Massachusetts, with a score of 91.2 out of possible 100....

US News Releases "Best Hospital" List for 2008

US News & World Report on Friday released its 2008 "America's Best Hospitals" list. The list - - lists, actually, since there are many - - are organized around categories of specialties: cancer, endocrinology, orthopedics, urology, etc. There are sixteen...

AMA Says Patients Don't Use Physician Rating Sites

The American Medical Association has picked up the results of a survey showing that very few patients use online rating sites to choose their physicians. For all the concern and mistrust over physician rating sites, recent research shows that, for...

Mass. Insurers Undaunted by Opposition to Physician Rankings

Insurers in Massachusetts are pressing on with physician ranking programs despite staunch opposition from the Mass. Medical Society---which includes a lawsuit filed in opposition to the Group Insurance Commission's ranking program. From boston.com today: Health plans that rate doctors individually...

Mass. Docs Go to the Mat Over Rankings

From Boston.com: The Massachusetts Medical Society yesterday sought to derail a two-year-old plan under which physicians are ranked for cost and quality measures by health plans associated with the Group Insurance Commission, the agency that oversees health insurance for thousands...

AG and Legislative Leaders Announce "Doctor Ranking Model Code" Initiative

On the AG's website today: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced that they have agreed to pass legislation in New York based on Cuomo's Doctor Ranking Model Code....

AG, Aetna Agree Over Physician Rankings

On the Attorney General's website: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today [Nov. 13] announced an agreement for doctor ranking programs with Aetna, the third largest health insurer in the country with over 16 million members nationwide. Aetna is the second...

AG Okays Cigna's Physician Rankings

According to the New York Times online: Cigna Corporation has agreed to improve its rankings of physicians in response to an investigation of health insurers suspected of directing patients to cheaper doctors, according to the office of Attorney General Andrew...

AG Puts the Brakes On More Physician Ranking Programs

According to an AG press release issued yesterday: In an expanding industry-wide investigation, New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today [10/18/2007] issued letters to Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Preferred Care, and HIP Health Plan of New York/GHI requesting...

More AG Grousing About Provider Cost/Quality Rankings

Here's a second shot across the bow from the Attorney General's Office: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today warned two major health insurers, Aetna and Cigna Healthcare, that their physician ranking programs, as currently designed, are likely to confuse or...

Attorney General Opposes Provider Quality/Cost Rankings

Saturday's New York Times reports on an effort by the Attorney General's office to shut down UnitedHealthcare's imminent pricing and quality rankings: In a sharply worded letter, the New York State attorney general's office asked a health insurance company yesterday...

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