Healthcare DIVE, Rebecca Pifer, February 13, 2019

Dive Brief:

  • CMS is launching a project to share Medicare claims data with accountable care organizations in bulk, Administrator Seema Verma announced Tuesday at HIMSS19 in Orlando, Florida.

  • The project, called the Beneficiary Claims Data API (BCDA), will allow ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program to retrieve Part A, B and D claims data for their beneficiaries — including Medicare claims data from care received outside the ACO.

  • BCDA will provide this data to ACOs in a similar format to how CMS provides them with claims data, according to a website on the application programming interface.

Dive Insight:

A day after CMS and ONC released nearly

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