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California physicians sue over quality ratings
American Medical News

What started as a collaboration on physician quality reporting in California by insurers, businesses and physicians has turned into a feud that has gone to court.

The California Medical Assn. and two physicians filed a class-action lawsuit against Blue Shield of California on Sept. 9, asking the court to block the insurer from using its Blue Ribbon program to distinguish physicians the insurer deems to be high-quality.

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