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CMS Makes Physician Claims Data Public
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Early Wednesday morning, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a potential treasure trove of 2012 Medicare physician claim information.

Hours later on a conference call with media, CMS officials presented a spirited defense for making the data public for the first time since 1979, when a US District Court issued an injunction that blocked its release due to privacy concerns. The injunction was lifted last May.

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