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Maybe They'll Rank Auto Glass Shops Someday

In the past few months, New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo's office has requested information from several health insurers, including Cigna, Aetna, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, about how they rank doctors under their insurance programs. The Attorney General is concerned that these ranking programs are potentially deceptive, driven by financial motives and not necessarily the consumers' best interests. Cuomo suggests the use of established national standards to measure quality of care, and to disclose to consumers how the program is designed and how the doctors are ranked.

Of course, this issue raises the question: What would happen if auto insurance companies followed suit and ranked auto glass shops?

CLICK the headlines below to read more on this divisive issue:

Attorney General Cuomo Calls on Health Care companies to Halt Planned Doctor Ranking Programs

AMA: Physician Ranking Programs Must Put Quality First

Aetna To Make Changes To Doctor-Ranking Plan

Cuomo, Cigna Agree on Doctor-Ranking Programs

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