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Medical Societies Upset CMS Ignored Requirement To Expand Claims Data

By John Wilkerson
April 6, 2016 at 8:33 PM
Specialty medical societies criticize CMS for ignoring a requirement to make Medicare claims data available to researchers and medical societies. The agency didn't implement the regulation because researchers already have access to claims data using other means, but the Physician Clinical Registry Coalition says CMS is overlooking the primary use of claims data: to give providers fast feedback on their performance. The law that created the new physician-pay system also called for expanding the use of claims data. The policies...


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