Experts address CMS ‘data dump’

In two editorials published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Gail Wilensky, PhD, a former administrator for the Health Care Financing Administration; along with Eric M. Horowitz, MD, and David S, Weinberg, MD MSc, both of Fox Chase Cancer Center, shared their concerns about the release of physician payment data by CMS. All three of the authors cautioned against evaluating the data without context because a monetary figure does not provide any context about the types of services performed, the number of clinicians billing to one practice, or the types (Read more...)

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