CMS Releases Payment Data on Physicians

The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services is releasing updated healthcare data to increase transparency in the Medicare program and to provide more timely data for researchers. (Health Data Management)

In an announcement Thursday, the agency said it would post the third annual release of the Physician and Other Supplier Utilization and Payment data that contains summarized information on Part B services and procedures provided to Medicare patients by physicians and other healthcare providers. (Fierce Health IT)

It’s one more milestone in Medicare history that physicians probably don’t want to celebrate. The program last week published online what individual physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians received in fee-for-service (FFS) payments during 2014, the third annual data dump of its kind. (Medscape)

On Monday and Tuesday, hundreds of people will gather in Washington, D.C., for Health Datapalooza, a conference devoted to the uses of health data. (NPR)