Presentation Title

Increasing Provider Transparency Through Open Source Data

University

Shawnee State University

Major

Healthcare Administration

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Presentation Types

Poster Presentation

Keywords:

Transparency, Patient Education, Patient Rights, Influence

Description

Physicians 'Open Payments' data information has been available for public viewing since September of 2014. The program was designed to give health care consumers insight into the financial relationships that exist between the medical industry and physicians and teaching hospitals. According to a CMS press release the data collection contains information on 4.4 million payments assigned to 546.000 physicians and 1,360 teaching hospitals. Cumulatively, these payments are valued at close to $3.5 billion. Patients deserve transparency when it comes to relationships between providers and the industry.

Faculty Sponsor Name

Virginia Pinson

Faculty Sponsor Title

Assistant Professor, Healthcare Administration

Faculty Sponsor Academic Department

Business

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Increasing Provider Transparency Through Open Source Data

Physicians 'Open Payments' data information has been available for public viewing since September of 2014. The program was designed to give health care consumers insight into the financial relationships that exist between the medical industry and physicians and teaching hospitals. According to a CMS press release the data collection contains information on 4.4 million payments assigned to 546.000 physicians and 1,360 teaching hospitals. Cumulatively, these payments are valued at close to $3.5 billion. Patients deserve transparency when it comes to relationships between providers and the industry.