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Physician Payment Data is Where the Action Is



Look beyond the EHR incentive program. A national effort to turn CMS's recent release of Medicare physician payment data into useful, actionable data visualizations is the hottest HIT challenge right now.



1 comments on "Physician Payment Data is Where the Action Is"
James Davis (4/22/2014 at 2:27 PM)

The challenge for Code-a-Palooza entrants is not designing a program to deliver the CMS data in a consumer friendly format. It would be a relatively easy task to develop a Medicare Fees Online database or incorporate the data by integration into other solutions. But due to the license restrictions on CPT, there is no way to commercialize the project. The AMA does not allow per transaction licenses for CPT data, and the license agreement included in the downloaded material reinforces those restrictions. So while this can certainly be built, it will likely wind up being something offered by CMS, like the current CPT with RVS code search program. James B. Davis, President PMIC http://pmiconline.com P.S. PMIC tried to bring CPT into the public domain back in the early 2000s. Lookup PMIC vs AMA.