“Data.Medicare.Gov has been created to allow users to access data in an interactive format. Within each dataset, a user can sort and filter with multiple criteria and share the information using various web sources.”
All of the information was available online, and all but the actual inspection reports quoted in their story can currently be found at data.medicare.gov, the new portal for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ “Nursing Home Compare” datasets. While the information was available online previously, it is now much easier to view, sort, filter and download. Similar datasets are also posted for hospitals, home health agencies, dialysis facilities and medical equipment suppliers.