The CMS says it will release physician payment data on a case-by-case basis after careful review of each request under a policy that will go into effect March 18. Care will be taken to consider physicians' privacy concerns and to prevent misuse and misunderstandings of any data that will be released, according to CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum. The American Medical Association and several other physician groups have called for the CMS to move cautiously in releasing physician data.

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