HCI3: Most states fail to provide physician quality information, 7 states passed

Most states fail to provide consumers with sufficient information on the quality of physician care, according to the Health Care Incentives Improvement Initiative's third annual "State Report Card on Transparency of Physician Quality Information."

States were graded on the percentage of physicians with publically available quality information, the type of information provided and its accessibility.

"While there is some progress, all of the states with a failing grade last year received the same this year," Francois de Brantes, HCI3 Executive Director, said in a statement. "That means the vast majority of Americans simply don't have access to local information on the quality of physician care. There is, however, the potential for significant progress in the next year and we're doing our part to make it happen."

Only the following seven states earned passing grades.

1. California — A
2. Minnesota — A
3. Washington — A
4. Maine — B
5. Massachusetts — C
6. Oregon — C
7. Wisconsin — C

Missouri, New Mexico and Ohio earned a D on accessibility of physician quality information, and the remaining states got an F, according to HCI3.

 

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