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Physicians Claim Doc Rating System is Misleading Patients
Health Leaders Media

A coalition of 35,000 California physicians Monday angrily withdrew its participation from Blue Shield’s new “Blue Ribbon” rating system saying it will harm the reputations of good practitioners by giving patients misleading and faulty data about their care. In a statement, the California Medical Association said the system, the California Physician Performance Initiative (CPPI), scheduled to go public June 1, will provoke doctors “to order tests or procedures that have already been done,” and will score doctors on data that often is not relevant because it is based only on billing claims.