NU Online News Service, July 6, 2004, 12:39 p.m. EDT
Blue Cross of California says it has recognized physician groups’ 2003 quality efforts by sending $57 million in incentive payments to 134 groups.[@@]
California Blue, a unit of WellPoint Health Networks Inc., Thousand Oaks, Calif., organized the quality incentive program in mid-July. It made $28 million in incentive payments to 80 physician groups to recognize the groups’ 2002 quality efforts.