Center for Data Innovation Response To Medicare Data RFC

September 4, 2013

In August, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a request for public comment on the potential release of physician-level Medicare claims data. ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation submitted comments urging CMS to release this data in a timely and complete manner in open, machine-readable formats. The comments highlighted applications for the data in the public, private and research sectors and suggested supplementary activities to maximize the value of the data for these stakeholders.