New Site Launches Amid Trend Toward Rating Performance Of Individual Doctors
The new website is the first time in California that major health insurance companies have aggregated their claims information and worked together with a coalition of physicians and others to create a system that begins to measure physicians in every market up and down the state.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
New Website Part Of Growing Push To Rate Individual Doctors
An unprecedented statewide website takes aim at one of the most fraught issues in medicine: Rating the performance of individual doctors. Newly launched by the California Healthcare Performance Information System, the site scores 10,000 doctors in California, providing ratings of one to four stars in eight medical specialties — from cardiology to pediatrics. Caqualityratings.org is the latest step in a long-running march toward ever-more-detailed public disclosure of information designed to convey the quality, timeliness and safety of treatments that patients receive. (Sisson, 3/28)