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Lawmakers Call for Access to Medicare Claims Data
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On the heels of a Senate Finance Committee hearing that explored a wide range of healthcare pricing and transparency issues, three committee members introduced on Tuesday a bill to make Medicare claims data available to the public. The Medicare Data Access for Transparency and Accountability Act (Medicare DATA Act) would require the Department of Health and Human Services to issue regulations making Medicare claims and payment data available to the public in a searchable database that would be free to use.