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CMS Releases New Round of Medicare Data
The American Journal of Managed Care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released its third annual round of data on what the Medicare system paid and how beneficiaries used hospitals, along with the second year’s worth of information on what physicians and suppliers are being paid from the program.

For the first time, this year’s data release also includes information on Medicare Part D prescription drugs that were prescribed by physicians and healthcare providers.

“These data releases will give patients, researchers, and providers continued access to information to transform the health care delivery system,” said acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt. “It’s important for consumers, their providers, researchers and other stakeholders to understand the delivery of care and spending under the Medicare program.”

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