Medicare Eyes Disclosure Of Doctors' Billing Records

Law360, New York (January 14, 2014, 6:31 PM EST) -- Federal regulators will break with three decades of precedent and consider releasing data on Medicare billing by specific doctors, the government said Tuesday, a notable transparency development with implications for fraud investigations and cost-cutting initiatives.

The announcement was precipitated by a Florida federal judge’s decision last year to vacate a 34-year-old injunction on the publication of physician-specific reimbursement data.

It could be some time before the reach of Tuesday’s policy shift becomes clear, as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it would make “case-by-case...
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