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Blue Shield, doctors battle over physician ratings
California Watch

For anyone who has had a common cold, an ongoing debate between a major California health insurer and the group that represents doctors is one to watch. At the heart of the battle is whether the practice of medicine can be graded like a student’s performance on a test. Insurers want to rate doctors; doctors are pushing back. All of this is coming to a head as soon as tomorrow when Blue Shield of California is expected to ask an Alameda Superior Court judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a doctors’ group over a controversial rating system.

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