Three out of four New Jersey physicians evaluated under the American Medical Association's accreditation program met or exceeded the program's requirements, the AMA said last month.
Since April, 1,250 physicians have been accredited in New Jersey, the first state to implement the program. Another 1,600 have applied but not completed an evaluation.
Physicians have 30 days to appeal an adverse decision and may reapply after six months.
For most physicians, the biggest stumbling block in the evaluation process has been an office site visit, the AMA said. So far nearly 20% of New Jersey's 17,000 practicing doctors have applied for accreditation. Physicians must apply to be re-accredited after two years.
The AMA will announce within a few weeks physicians who have been accredited through the program in other states, including Connecticut, Idaho, Massachusetts and Montana.