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Who owns health data? Supreme Court may try answering that question
Modern Healthcare

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering hearing a case that could have implications for self-funded insurers nationwide and as many as 16 states that have passed laws creating healthcare data collection programs. The case, Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., asks the question of whether self-funded insurers should have to hand over certain information to state databases upon request or whether those insurers don’t have to under federal law. The state of Vermont argues that it needs such data — on claims, member eligibility and other issues — to help it improve the cost and effectiveness of healthcare.