In response to the Health IT Strategist alert:
"The CMS issued final regulations that will make Medicare Part D claims data available to the Food and Drug Administration, other government agencies and academic researchers for patient-safety initiatives."
So what has happened to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and patient privacy? Is there now no privacy from Big Brother?
Stephen Levinson, M.D.ASAEaston, Conn. See today's "Medicare data to be used in patient-safety initiatives" for more on this topic. To submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here. Please include your name, title and hometown.