Earlier this year, a Florida federal district court lifted a decades-old injunction that had prohibited Medicare administrators from disclosing payments to individual physicians. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), now has the opportunity to revise its policies on releasing granular claims data and made a request for public comment on the topic last month. The Center for Data Innovation submitted comments urging CMS to release this data in a timely and complete manner in open, machine-readable formats. Our comments highlighted applications for the data in the public, private and research sectors and suggested supplementary activities to maximize the value of the data for these stakeholders.
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