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What Feds’ Push To Share Health Data Means For Patients
National Public Radio

Two years ago, when the federal government first released data on how much Medicare paid physicians, the media coverage was widespread. Doctors who earned significant sums were dubbed “Medicare millionaires” and journalists highlighted unusual patterns in how some doctors bill for services.

When Medicare released its third round of data last Thursday, the coverage was practically nonexistent. In some ways, that’s because data releases from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have become almost routine.

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