Dow Jones Gets Injunction On Medicare Billing Data Nixed

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday overturned a 33-year-old injunction that barred the government from disclosing the names of doctors along with their Medicare reimbursement amounts, citing a changed legal landscape in a victory for intervenor Dow Jones & Co. Inc.

U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard said in the years since the injunction was put in place in 1979, it has been established that the federal Privacy Act does not authorize injunctive relief against a government agency to prevent it from disclosing information.

The decision was...
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