Sifting the Medicare Data

March 21: Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) carries the gavel that was used when Medicare was passed by the House in the 1960s.

Thanks to a Wall Street Journal lawsuit, Medicare released details on how much individual doctors were reimbursed for the year 2012 in a searchable database.  Melinda Beck, health reporter for the Journal, talks about what we've learned so far from the Medicare data. What are consumers and doctors finding out about patient care and billing practices?  Call in and share your findings at 212-433-9692, that's 212-433-WNYC.