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CMS to drop price of Medicare provider data
Modern Healthcare

The CMS will lower the planned price of Medicare provider data under a final rule issued today, after the regional groups that wanted the data to create quality reports complained that previously proposed prices would keep them from participating. The final rule implements a program—authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—that allows qualified organizations to access patient-protected Medicare data and produce public reports on physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers.