News Headlines Article

CMA Sues Blue Shield Over Physician Rating System
Health Leaders Media

The California Medical Association, which represents 35,000 doctors, says it has filed a class action lawsuit against Blue Shield for imposing an unfair and potentially harmful rating system, the Blue Ribbon Recognition Program.

“We believe by using and publicizing what is a faulty assessment of physicians, without adequate disclosures of the limitations and faults in the ratings, Blue Shield is both misleading the public and potentially damaging the reputations of thousands of doctors,” said Brennan Cassidy, MD, president of the CMA.