CMS To Publish Physician Payment Data Annually
A CMS spokesperson has said the agency will publish updated physician payment data each year, but did not say when it will release the next installment of data. The data include information on payments made under Medicare Part B to all participating providers.The American Medical Association and other groups have criticized the release, which they argue contains incorrect and incomplete data that could mislead consumers. AMA has urged HHS not to release any more data until the current information is improved. CMS has not indicated whether it would make any changes to the reporting system going forward.
- "Medicare To Publish Physician Payment Data Yearly" (Stewart/Carreyrou, Wall Street Journal, 2/1).