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CMS releases payment data for 2013

Case Management Insider, June 16, 2015

In an effort to give consumers more information to make healthcare decisions, CMS published Medicare data related to hospital utilization and payment.

“These data releases will give patients, researchers, and providers continued access to information to transform the health care delivery system,” said acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt. “It’s important for consumers, their providers, researchers and other stakeholders to understand the delivery of care and spending under the Medicare program.”
 
The information release includes details about average hospital bills for inpatient and outpatient visits for 100 inpatient conditions and 30 outpatient procedures, according to CMS.
 
“Data transparency facilitates a vibrant health data ecosystem, promotes innovation, and leads to better informed and more engaged health care consumers,” said Niall Brennan, CMS chief data officer and director of the Office of Enterprise and Data Analytics. “CMS will continue to release the hospital and physician data on an annual basis so we can enable smarter decision making about care that is delivered in the health care system.”
 
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