The Affordable Care Act required Medicare to develop mechanisms to make its claims data available to stakeholders; three organizations have been tagged to be the first to get access to the data.

The organizations are the Health Improvement Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati, the Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium, and Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation.

The groups will combine the Medicare data with claims data from commercial insurers to analyze provider performance. Organizations seeking Medicare claims data must demonstrate the capability to manage and process consumer-focused data and prevent data breaches, and work with private payers to access their claims data to produce more comprehensive reports, according to CMS. The data does not identify specific patients.

More information on getting access to Medicare claims data is available at

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access