Medicare and Medicaid Data Hampering Addiction Research

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The root of the issue can be directed at the Department of Health and Human Services, when in 2013, decided to restrict and limit access to various Medicare and Medicaid data. Their reasoning lies with the concealment of private, individual patient data. In totality, this stance is understandable and should earn respect for the sake of privacy. However, the Department of Health and Human Services should allow and invite progressive research, especially in the scope of addiction and substance-abuse. This pull for privacy stems from the recent ambitions of health care reform. Read more about it [here]

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