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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 are spreading beyond the state's Group Insurance Commission, despite the Massachusetts Medical Society's opposition to the ranking systems.

Tufts Health Plan, the third-largest health insurer in Massachusetts, says it will expand its health plan that features doctor rankings, called Navigator. And Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the second-largest insurer, says it is considering offering health plans with doctor rankings later this year to consumers who are not covered through the Group Insurance Commission, which negotiates health insurance for about 295,000 municipal and state employees and their families.

Read the rest here. For more posts about physician rankings, including physician ranking programs in New York and the Attorney General's opposition to such programs, click the "rankings" tag at the bottom of this post.

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