Earlier this week, Wisconsin Congressmen Paul Ryan and Ron Kind introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to Medicare data for qualified entities, which are authorized to compile and analyze such data. As members of the House Ways and Means Committee, Ryan and Kind are working together on H.R. 4418, the Expanding the Availability of Medicare Data Act, to ensure health-care providers have the information necessary to improve the quality of care.
Upon introducing the proposal, First District Congressman Paul Ryan said: "If we give our doctors greater access to vital data, we can improve health care and make it more affordable. I'm proud to work with Congressman Kind to make our health-care system more competitive and make sure patients get the best care at the best price."
"Health-care providers in Wisconsin have been leading the effort to improve the quality of care that they offer, while lowering costs for consumers," said Congressman Kind. "This commonsense bill will ensure that these providers can access the medical data they need to deliver the best health-care outcomes for Wisconsin patients."