The new Medicare payment data release: 2 experts set the stage

Filed Under: Costs, Regulators

SUMMARY: A big release of data from Medicare, on what doctors got paid what for doing what, is coming in hours. There’s a lot of debate about it — the American Medical Association resisted, and then stopped resisting — and the mystery about what’s in the data has been building for months. For a sneak […]

Doctors’ referrals: Fred Trotter, Ryan Weald and why it matters

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

This is pretty amazing. When Fred Trotter, our data diving friend, got a collection of doctor referral data under a Freedom of Information request and made it available by crowdfunding on Medstartr, we chose to support him. Fred’s data, as he says, “shows how doctors, hospitals, laboratories and other health care providers team together to […]