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AMA Commends Independent Health for Joining Industry Shift on Physician Performance Measurement
Date:12/12/2007

care, and provide patients with inaccurate information.

"In other areas of the country, these flawed programs have helped no one and hurt many by causing confusion and apprehension.

"It is promising that health insurers are now acknowledging that patients should always be able to trust that the information they receive on physicians is valid and reliable. But the AMA believes the accuracy and integrity of this information can only be safeguarded by the independent oversight and regulation envisioned by Attorney General Cuomo.

"The AMA urges New York state lawmakers to build on the principles laid out by the Attorney General in legislation that will ensure the accuracy and integrity of physician profiling initiatives and keep these programs focused on the principal goal of improving patient care."


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