On January 17th, CMS announced a new policy regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the disclosure of how much Medicare pays individual physicians. For the past 30 years, this information has been protected from FOIA requests under the Personal Privacy Exemption (Exemption 6) of the act. Under the new policy,CMS will begin examining each FOIA request on a case-by-case basis to determine if the information requested should be exempt from FOIA requests.
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