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CMS launches new Medicare provider database
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has unveiled new data sets searchable by the public to better track provider availability and utilization of certain services by Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.

Individuals can now track the availability and use of services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by ground ambulance suppliers and home-health agencies, as well as a list of Medicare fee-for-service providers and suppliers currently approved to bill Medicare.

The provider and utilization tool sets include interactive maps and a data set that shows national-, state- and county-level provider and supplier services and how much they are used.  The data also allows consumers to access and validate provider and supplier information against Medicare data.