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Cigna Could Set Trend with Doctor Ranking Deal

November 5, 2007
Cigna Healthcare's agreement with the New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office to revamp its doctor ranking program may become the standard for similar programs at other health insurers. Ratings will emphasize quality considerations in addition to pricing.
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UAW-GM Deal Based On Unrealistic Cost Forecasts

October 26, 2007
The recently ratified contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers, details of which were disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Commission, underscores the precariousness of future retiree health care benefits.
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Medicare Claim Data Ordered Released

October 2, 2007
A judge’s order requiring the federal government to release information on the quality and cost of thousands of physicians could embolden employers to steer employees to better-performing doctors.
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