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AMA Won’t Go To Court To Block Wednesday’s Expected Release Of Medicare Physician Billing Records

The Associated Press: Medical Assn. Won’t Stop Medicare Doc Data Release
The nation’s largest doctors’ group said Monday it won’t try to block Medicare’s release of billing records for 880,000 physicians, although it continues to oppose the government’s recent decision to open up the massive data trove. An official of the American Medical Association told The Associated Press that the group won’t go to court ahead of Wednesday’s scheduled release. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the organization’s policies allow only certain designated representatives to make on-the-record comments (4/7). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.