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CMS Data Release Thrills Researchers, Not Medical Groups
HealthLeaders Media

Reaction to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recent release of inpatient and outpatient hospital utilization and payment data is polarized.

Major medical groups are grumbling about the opportunity for newly released Medicare claims data to be misinterpreted, but innovators and entrepreneurs are eager for the chance to access and work with the data like never before.

Although the American Hospital Association acknowledged that payment data transparency is needed, both groups point to shortcomings with how the data is organized, its potential for being misleading, and how it might be misinterpreted.

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