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Physicians’ Medicare Pay Data May be Next to be Made Public
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Now that Medicare payment data for individual physicians is no longer sealed from public view, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants help building appropriate policies that balance transparency and access to the data with privacy protections for physicians.

A federal judge in May lifted an injunction in place since 1979 that prohibited CMS from disclosing Medicare payments to physicians. The ruling overturns a policy to protect physicians’ privacy, which federal officials had installed at the behest of the American Medical Association.

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