CMS cancels release of MA encounter data | Healthcare Finance News
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"For the first time this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was scheduled to make public encounter data on Medicare Advantage plans during an AcademyHealth conference in New Orleans.
At the last minute, CMS cancelled the session, surprising many including some CMS officials, according to ProPublica.
AcademyHealth tweeted at #ARM17 "Session Update: 'Analysis of 2014 Medicare Advantage Encounter Data' scheduled for Sunday 6/25 @ 10:30am has been cancelled
Through Twitter, Niall Brennan, a former chief data officer for CMS called the decision hugely disappointing and said he hoped CMS was not backsliding on open data.
CMS said by statement that the data was not complete enough to support its use in research."