Healthcare DIVE February 13, 2019
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.
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