Feds could opt to make doctors' Medicare data public

06/26/2013 | Modern Healthcare (subscription required)

U.S. Justice Department statements made in a Florida lawsuit and the release of Medicare data on provider charges this year suggest the government may be open to changing its position on releasing physician-specific Medicare information. Supporters say making the information public could highlight waste and fraud, but physician groups say the data could be misused by the public and that its release could violate physician privacy.

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