COA Issues Statement on Release of Medicare Data

COA strongly disagrees with the release of physician-specific Medicare reimbursement claims data and the manner in which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the data. The data is incomplete, biased, without context, and an unrepresentative sample of Medicare reimbursement to oncologists. Further, CMS did not allow physicians an opportunity to confirm the accuracy of individual data and did not conduct any studies to assess how the data will potentially influence consumers, especially senior beneficiaries, about their medical care decision-making.

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