NY Times: Medicare to Share Information on Pay for Physicians

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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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