The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, commenting on Medicare's proposed rule to make available its claims data, urges the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to keep bureaucratic hurdles to a minimum.
"CMS should work to get these data into the hands of entities reasonably experienced with handling data that will partner with CMS in the common goal of achieving high value care in the public and private sectors," according to the comment letter. "Once CMS puts these data in the hands of those experienced entities, it should err on the side of maximizing availability of the data and minimizing barriers to use."
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