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Physicians' Medicare Pay Data May be Next to be Made Public



CMS is asking for public input on whether or not physicians have a privacy interest with their Medicare payments. If they do, CMS says it wants to create a review system that balances a physician's privacy with the public interest.



4 comments on "Physicians' Medicare Pay Data May be Next to be Made Public"
Ghost (8/17/2013 at 3:01 PM)

Seems like in the name of freedom and privacy, they (government) are lost. They need to focus what really needs to happen. I don't even understand, how in the world this will get the "broken medicare" fixed. Hope there is such data strictly required and mandatory for the"politicians and lawyers"... Medical future is hopelss with this new unfortunate blindsided health care laws.
One Doctor (8/16/2013 at 2:37 PM)

We must choose between losing an insignificant amount of privacy or treating the poor. The choice is clear for me.
anonymous (8/12/2013 at 6:16 PM)

As an surgical resident who is coming into my own practice soon, these developments certainly make me question whether I will take Medicare/Medicaid patients.
Jennifer Nelson (8/9/2013 at 2:08 PM)

I know our physician's have been government targets for many years. Why and how this happened still baffles me some. We need these great minds in our healthcare, although there's probably 5% or so of bad ones out there. That's probably true of any profession. I wish the government would turn on itself and "if thine eye offend thee,pluck out" first and then come after our physicians. They certainly offend me. What next, their bank account info?