A Health Care Insight by Washington, D.C., partner Jesse Witten was published in Med Monthly medical magazine on Feb. 28, 2014.

In the article, Jesse discusses the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' announcement that it will reverse a long-standing agency policy and begin to release Medicare billing data of physicians in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, on a case-by-case basis. The policy will take effect on March 18, 2014. Under this policy, researchers – and data miners of all sorts – may gain access to previously unavailable information on physician coding and billing patterns.

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a reversal of long-standing agency policy, and will begin to release Medicare billing data of physicians in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, on a case-by-case basis.  The policy will take effect on March 18, 2014.  Under this policy, researchers – and data miners of all sorts – may gain access to previously unavailable information on physician coding and billing patterns. - See more at: http://medmonthly.com/law/centers-for-medicare-medicaid-services-cms-adopts-new-policy-permitting-release-of-physician-medicare-billing-data-to-the-public/#sthash.qf286CnL.dpuf
a reversal of long-standing agency policy, and will begin to release Medicare billing data of physicians in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, on a case-by-case basis.  The policy will take effect on March 18, 2014.  Under this policy, researchers – and data miners of all sorts – may gain access to previously unavailable information on physician coding and billing patterns. - See more at: http://medmonthly.com/law/centers-for-medicare-medicaid-services-cms-adopts-new-policy-permitting-release-of-physician-medicare-billing-data-to-the-public/#sthash.qf286CnL.dpuf
Source: Med Monthly