Medicare Goes Local with Doctor Data

28 Nov 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week announced the first three participants in a program designed to bolster the availability of information about local doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers.

All three participants in the new Medicare Data Sharing for Performance Measurement program also participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s signature quality effort, Aligning Forces for Quality, and provide public reports on the quality of health care in their community, based on private insurance claims. The new Medicare program makes it possible to broaden the scope of these reporting efforts by combining private data with Medicare claims data to create comprehensive reports on provider performance.
The three organizations selected are: Health Improvement Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati, Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium, and the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation.
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