New York Attorney General Reaches Agreements with Insurers on Physician Ranking Programs

December 21, 2007


The American Medical Association and the Attorney General of New York have reached landmark agreements with various insurers to curtail unfair physician ranking programs. The agreements show the mutual commitment by physicians and insurers to the shared goal of enhancing the quality of care and ensuring patients are provided with reliable and valid information.

The insurers agreed to abandon physician evaluations and rankings based solely on economic factors and acknowledge that physician ratings have a risk of error: they should not be the only basis for choosing a physician.

Visit the AMA's website for more information about the agreements.