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Covered California targets removal of poor-performing hospitals, draws ire from providers, insurers

Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee stated the organization’s goal is to decrease costs and increase quality of care.

“We are now shifting our attention to changing the underlying delivery system to make it more cost effective and higher quality. We don’t want to throw anyone out, but we don’t want to pay for bad quality care either,” Lee was quoted by Terhune.

“If approved, insurers would need to identify hospital ‘outliers’ on cost and quality starting in 2018.