Sticker Shock: Despite benefits of using Medicare's claims data, the price may force many to pass it by

McKinney, Maureen
June 2011
Modern Healthcare;6/13/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 24, p6
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a proposed rule in the U.S. that would require Medicare to disclose its claims data to organizations that produce healthcare quality reports. Julie Bartels of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization points out that the costs of participating for nonprofit organizations are prohibitive. It cites fees required to obtain Medicare's data set as a major obstacle for interested groups. Jennifer Fames Huff of Pacific Business Group on Health says the proposal means improved transparency and better public-private cooperation.


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