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  • "Over the past 30 years, the landscape has changed with respect to physician information that is available to the public," Medicare deputy administrator Jonathan Blum said in a letter last week to the AMA. "As a result, the health care system is changing from a system dominated by dearth of usable, actionable information to one where care coordination and dramatically enhanced data availability ... will power greater innovation, higher quality, increased productivity and lower costs."

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  • The increase, he said, is due in part to healthier enrollees reducing overall costs, bolstering the solvency of the program in the long run.

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