Long-Term Care

CMS announces access to Medicare data for entrepreneurs and innovators

MDS 3.0 Insider, June 19, 2015

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces through its acting administrator, Andy Slavitt, a new policy that for the first time will allow innovators and entrepreneurs to access CMS data, such as Medicare claims. As part of the Administration’s commitment to use of data and information to drive transformation of the healthcare delivery system, CMS will allow innovators and entrepreneurs to conduct approved research that will ultimately improve care and provide better tools that should benefit health care consumers through a greater understanding of what the data says works best in health care. The data will not allow the patient’s identity to be determined, but will provide the identity of the providers of care.
 
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