CMS has released files with nine million records pertaining to physician charges to Medicare and payment received. This is an important milestone in “free the data” circles but so much more work needs to be done. Take a look at the article in the Cincinnati Enquirer April 14. Data is important, but without context and analysis, it’s not actionable.
From our CEO Craig Brammer quoted in the article, “This has been 30-years-plus in the making, but it’s certainly not the end of the story,” said Brammer. “We are on a journey of transparency, and this is just one stop.”