• How to help get Medicare and Medicaid research data back

    As we’ve highlighted the suppression of substance use related Medicare and Medicaid research data, people have asked how they can help rectify the situation. The answer, from AcademyHealth:

    Please share stories of research findings and evidence-based, improvements in care that would not have been possible, or will not be possible in the future, without these identifiable data at advocacy@academyhealth.org! We will use these examples as we make a compelling case to the administration and other policymakers for these data’s release.

    We must gather compelling evidence that the suppressed data is essential. If you’re aware of key studies that led to important findings affecting policy or practice, send them to the address above. Please make this easy for AcademyHealth by summarizing the work and its import — the more specific the better.

    Go read the rest of the post on AcademyHealth’s blog.

    @afrakt

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