New CMS data initiatives to improve transparency of Medicare program
Data are an important part of Part B services, costs and trends. Releasing this data is part of the third annual release of public use data from the Physician and Other Supplier Utilization Payment information.
In addition to this publication, the CMS has stated that there will also be more timely data made available for researchers who are trying to develop new approaches for the health industry.
The updated data are part of the seventh annual Health Datapalooza conference, which is held in Washington, D.C. Policy experts, entrepreneurs, data scientists, investors, government employees and researchers will gather at the conference to exchange new ideas.
The data include summarized details about services and procedures that are in Part B, such as bills, submitted charges, payments, procedures and services. These details are granted to Medicare beneficiaries when they visit physicians and other health care professionals. Now patients can compare specialties, physicians, locations, procedures, services, submitted charges and payments -- to make the best choice for their health.
“This week’s announcements underscore CMS’ ongoing commitment to releasing data and information to promote a vibrant health information economy,” CMS Chief Data Officer Niall Brennan said.
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