SPOTLIGHT: The fuss over physician ratings

Here's a view many FierceHealthcare readers will find a bit challenging. Over at Managed Care Matters, blogger Joe Paduda has taken the position that physician outrage over health plan ratings is a bunch of sound and fury signifying that they're crybabies. In his view, insurance companies are moving in the right direction by using claims data to rate physicians. And they're not out of line to steer patients to doctors who seem to have the right quality and efficiency profile, he says. What's more, suits physicians have filed to stop this practice are "temper tantrums." Blog