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This is a good example of good change coming as a result of reform. We’re opening up avenues of communication to CEO’s and owners to take more control over their benefit plans by being able to provide the research.

Medicare’s release Wednesday of millions of records of payments made to the nation’s doctors comes as the government is looking to find more cost-efficient ways to pay physicians, particularly specialists.

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“The release comes 35 years after a court-issued gag order that prevented anyone from revealing Medicare Part B payments to individual doctors.”

Jordan Rau, KHN Staff Writer, Medicare Records Provide Tantalizing New Details of Payments To Doctors

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This is a good example of good change coming as a result of reform. We’re opening up avenues of communication to CEO’s and owners to take more control over their benefit plans by being able to provide the research.

Owners and their staff should look to a flood of more useful analytic tools based on medicare paid claim data.