Medicare hospital, physician data posted

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted Medicare payment information for physicians and hospital outpatient departments on the web.

The data include payment rates for more than 70 physician services rendered in nonoffice settings as well as 19 services usually performed in a physician's office. The outpatient hospital payment data include information for commonly performed procedures.

This information has been added to the inpatient hospital and ambulatory surgery center data already posted on the CMS web site. The information is available at www.cms.hhs.gov/HealthCareConInit.