CMS Announces Data Transparency and Technical Alerts
On May 5, 2016, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a program to release updated data to increase transparency in the Medicare program. CMS posted utilization and payment public use data for researchers.
“This week’s announcements underscore CMS’ ongoing commitment to releasing data and information to promote a vibrant health information economy,” said CMS Chief Data Officer Niall Brennan. For a copy of their announcement, please click here >>
Additionally on May 23, 2016, CMS provided a technical alert for a list of International Codes of Diseases (ICD) that will be excluded for Mandatory Insurer Reporting for Non Group Health Plans as of January 02, 2017. For the announcement and list, please click here >>