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Physicians Storm Out of Ratings Talks With Blue Shield of California
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A small blue icon — or the absence of one — is causing much turmoil between physicians and Blue Shield of California. The insurer says its Blue Ribbon rating system, scheduled to begin June 1, is intended to reward physicians with a positive track record, but members of the California Medical Association (CMA) argue it unfairly penalizes physicians for their patients’ decisions and is based on faulty data.