Health & Wellness, Health Care Reform

New US Govt Health Data Web Site

The U.S. government has created a new web site that will track your payments to physicians. It intends to display drug and device connections to physicians. It is not expected that the data will be complete for some time. The link is http://www.cms.gov/openpayments/index.html

Pulitzer-Prize winning health writer Charles Ornstein of Pro Pubblica, an investigative journalism web site, has written a report on this subject at the following link:

http://www.propublica.org/article/what-to-be-wary-of-in-the-govts-new-site-detailing-industry-money-to-docs

Photo of Charles Ornstein is from the Association of Health Care Journalists. Ornstein is on its Board of Directors.

Charles Ornstein

 

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