Posted on 04. Feb, 2009 by in Provider News
Because physician practices submit claims to Medicare, the government has a lot of information to share about the individual doctors you code for. And that information should be used for a ratings system available to the public, argues a group called Consumers Checkbook. In 2007, a federal court agreed.
Hold up, said an appeals court this week. The appeals court sides with the feds, who want to keep individual providers’ Medicare data out of any public ratings system. Some doctors applaud the appeals court ruling, arguing that freely available individual Medicare data would compromise patient privacy and could easily be misinterpreted … More …
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