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Empire BlueCross BlueShield and New York Attorney General Reach Agreement on Guidelines for State Doctor Ranking Programs
Date:11/14/2007

New Agreement Will Help Ensure Consumers and Health Care Providers Receive Clear and Meaningful Information about the Quality and Cost of their Care

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield and New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that Empire has reached an agreement with the Attorney General on a model for the establishment and oversight of certain physician measurement programs in New York.

The model establishes "best practices" for the marketplace to measure physician quality and performance with respect to the measurement of physician ranking programs. These same practices have been advocated by several key industry stakeholders, including physicians and employers, to improve the quality of care delivered to consumers.

"Together, my team has worked with Empire to reach agreement on a model for doctor ranking programs that sets a new standard for all insurers to meet. Our agreement will encourage the nation's leading insurers to line up to adopt similar principles of accuracy, transparency, and oversight, establishing our model as the norm within the industry," said Attorney General Cuomo. "I applaud Empire and its parent company, WellPoint, for leading the way on this issue."

"We are proud of our 75 year history of working with physicians, hospitals, and government to develop industry leading programs that help our members make informed health care decisions," said Mark Wagar, president and CEO of Empire BlueCross BlueShield. "We want to develop programs of the highest quality that benefit both New York consumers and providers with fair and actionable data."

The focus of the agreement is two-fold. The first is to provide members with clear and meaningful information. Second, to recognize that participating physicians and other health care providers that deliver direct medical care to members every day need to be part of the discussion and the solution. Any programs developed need to be
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