Business Roundtable Supports Release of Medicare Claims Data

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Business Roundtable today released the following statement:

“Today’s proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rules are a key step in addressing rising health care costs for all Americans and mark another positive milestone toward ensuring consumers have timely and accurate information on health care costs and quality. Business Roundtable commends CMS for moving forward, issuing the proposed regulations and seeking the input of all stakeholders.

“Business Roundtable CEOs have long called for the release of Medicare claims data so all consumers can know how much their health care costs and the quality of their providers. The actions by CMS today, along with Congressional efforts and legal actions to obtain the data, are all critical.

“There is no reason why government data should not be available to ensure consumers have access to actionable and accurate information for their health care choices. In fact, it is long overdue.”

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with nearly $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 13 million employees. BRT member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock market and invest more than $114 billion annually in research and development – nearly half of all private U.S. R&D spending. Our companies pay more than $179 billion in dividends to shareholders.

BRT companies give nearly $9 billion a year in combined charitable contributions.

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