The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a trove of Medicare data this week at the annual Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C. in what has become a yearly ritual for the agency.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a trove of Medicare data this week at the annual Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C. in what has become a yearly ritual for the agency.

This was the third straight year CMS dumped Medicare data at the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington and the second straight year that it included physician and supplier utilization and payment data. The data dump is part of CMS’ move towards transparency, making Medicare data available for public consumption.

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