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Blue Shield, CalPERS, PBGH join forces on “Blue Ribbon” doctor quality measures
Sacramento Business Journal

Blue Shield of California, the Pacific Business Group on Health, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and others groups are joining forces to measure physician quality in California and reward high-performing doctors, the participants said Monday. The so-called Blue Ribbon Recognition initiative, to take effect June 1, will give Golden State consumers access to data on individual physicians’ performance “for the first time,” based on how the doctors perform on evidence-based measurements.