CMS Opens Medicare Transparency Proposal for Comment
The proposed rule is part of an effort to change the quality measurement landscape in a way that increases transparency for all stakeholders. Brian W. Lindberg at the Consumer Coalition in Washington, D.C. noted that the group has long argued for more meaningful information for consumer and purchasers to use to make healthcare decisions. “Consumers need standardized, understandable information about the quality of the providers in their communities. Further, we know that publically reporting data also influences providers to improve the quality of the care they provide.”
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The American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association have not yet published statements about the proposed rule. But providers have been frustrated by the limited and piecemeal availability of healthcare claims data and have complained that inaccuracies are difficult, if not impossible, to correct.
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