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Federal health officials, insurers agree on how to rate doctors’ quality
Washington Post

For the first time, the Medicare program and the health insurance industry have agreed on a set of ratings to gauge how well doctors do their jobs.

Leaders of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the trade group America’s Health Insurance Plans announced Tuesday that they have reached a consensus on how to measure physician quality in seven medical areas, from primary care to treatment of patients with cancer or AIDS.