Physician Ranking

Appeal Your Rankings: TMA Tells You How - 06/13/2016

If a health plan rates you for one of its physician ranking or tiering programs based on cost or quality of care, you don't have to take the results lying down. But you do need to act within 30 days of receiving your preliminary ranking results from the health plan.

Which Health Insurers are Currently Ranking Physicians? - 05/13/2016

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Cigna, and UnitedHealth are among the plans currently ranking Texas physicians on cost and/or quality of care.

TMA Develops Toolkit to Help You Challenge Unfair Rankings - 05/13/2016

Physician ranking (also known as physician tiering) has traditionally been a profiling methodology used by private insurance companies to steer patients toward lower-cost physicians. Many insurers are increasingly offering incentives for patients to chose physicians deemed as providing lower-cost, and some plans award bonuses to doctors who are deemed “low cost.”