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Doctors slam Blue Shield’s physician rating system: ‘Serious and disturbing flaws’

A new physician-rating system co-created by Blue Shield of California and the Pacific Business Group on Heath (PBGH) set to go public June 1 has drawn the ire of the California Medical Association. The physician group withdrew from the initiative due to what it called “serious and disturbing flaws” with data collection that lead to “gross inaccuracies.” The Blue Ribbon Recognition Program will highlight physicians who achieve high scores according to evidence-based quality standards.