Entries by Fred Trotter

NPPES collaboration underway

The NPPES database is the central repository of data about doctors and hospitals in the United States. It is the core of the DocGraph dataset, forming the node data, which we add various edges to. The database has been a mess for years. Lots of non-compliant data. For those who have not been paying attention, […]

CMS Changes data policy and prepares to release data

Lots of you have written me to let me know that CMS has changed its policy regarding physician payment-related data and plans to release data soon. They have also published the comments that they received on the policy change. We will be looking at these comments further, because they are an interesting data point in themselves. […]