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Indiana: Report to help doctors gauge performance

IndyStar.com reports on a pilot project to rate doctors on peformance which will be available soon in Indiana. The electronic report is designed to let primary-care physicians know how they are doing in making sure patients with certain conditions or risk factors get recommended follow-up tests or treatments. This pilot project, involving Medicare and the nonprofit corporation Indiana Health Information Exchange, combines data from Medicare patients with data from benefits providers such as Medicaid, M-Plan and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to produce reports measuring the performance of individual physicians. The physician-performance data eventually could be made publicly available, although the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gave no specific timetable.