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Judge tosses lawsuit seeking to bar physician rating program
American Medical News

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the California Medical Assn. that attempted to block a physician quality rating program established by Blue Shield of California.

The CMA sued Blue Shield of California in September 2010, about four months after the insurer’s Blue Ribbon Physician Recognition Program launched online. The lawsuit alleged that the rating program is based on faulty data and creates misleading perceptions of physicians’ care.