First Look at Medicare Data in 35 Years


Jason Caron likened newly released Medicare physician billing rates to the sticker price on a new car, noting that due to the complexity of Medicare and provider reimbursement formulas it makes sense that the rates will vary considerably. “It’s not going to surprise me at all to see people immediately drawing conclusions — something must be inappropriate” about the variations, Mr. Caron said. “The question’s going to be when you really get into the facts behind the data, what really plays out?” Read the full article