A real-life look at insurers rating doctors.

The Blog that Ate Manhattan has actual data about two physician colleagues who were downgraded. You’ll never guess which side of the equation made the mistake:

The Blog that Ate Manhattan: Garbage In, Garbage Out
Two of our finest docs were recently down-graded from premium status by a major insurer for providing sub-par care.

Read the rest for the details.

Garbage, indeed.

Update 11-16-07; it seems to have disappeared.  Interesting.


  1. The insurance industry can’t seem to stop adding new methods that they are incompetent at, rather than becoming better at what they’re already doing.