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Report cites lack of data on docs quitting Medicare
Modern Healthcare

Results released from a report commissioned last year by HHS‘ inspector general’s office found that limited data prevented researchers from drawing any conclusions about why physicians opt out of Medicare. The results from Lack of Data Regarding Physicians Opting Out of Medicare (PDF), show the OIG failed to reach its original goal of finding why doctors chose to not participate in the program. Instead, it calls for more stringent CMS data requirements for physicians and non-physician practitioners who opted out Medicare after Jan. 1, 2009.