NY Times: Medicare to Share Information on Pay for Physicians


Medicare said on Wednesday that it planned to make available to consumers and others detailed information on what it pays individual physicians as soon as next week, despite the long-term resistance by the American Medical Association and other groups. The information will include data on the $77 billion paid by Medicare in 2012 to more than 880,000 health care professionals for 6,000 types of services and procedures. Patient information will remain private. “Data like these can shine a light on how care is delivered in the Medicare program,” said…

COntinue reading here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/03/business/medicare-to-share-information-on-pay-for-physicians.html?_r=1

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