Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Medicare Doctor Data Should Remain Private, Court Says

According to the WSJ.com, a federal appeals court sided with doctors in a long fight over who should be allowed to see Medicare data on individual doctors. The judges concluded that the freedom-of-information rules under which Consumers’ Checkbook requested the information are intended to shed light on public institutions, not private businesses such as physician practices.

What do you think will be the lasting effects that this decision has on medicare?

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