Medicare fee-for-service providers can sign up to participate in a pilot program that will use a standard application programming interface to allow clinicians to access a patient’s Medicare claims data for treatment purposes without logging into a separate application, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday. The Data at the Point of Care pilot uses the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource API standard and Blue Button 2.0, an API that contains four years of Medicare Part A, B and D data for 53 million beneficiaries. Patients can opt out of the data sharing by calling 1-800-Medicare. 

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