Recent Blogs

Do doctors force their patients to use fax? A CareSet Journal FOIA Whitepaper

By Alma Trotter | August 18, 2021

Introduction Do patients benefit from the money that the U.S. Government has spent on the interoperability of clinical systems? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) believes that the purpose of the $34 billion dollar Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs (aka “Meaningful Use”), is to provide patients with access to their medical records…

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Updated HOP Teaming Dataset Released During PMSA 2021

By Brian Lang | June 18, 2021

The HOP Teaming Dataset from CareSet offers the most detailed and up-to-date picture of the patient-sharing relationships found between all U.S. Medicare providers HOUSTON – CareSet released the updated HOP Teaming Dataset during the Pharmaceutical Management Science Association (PMSA) 2021 Annual Conference. The release is a game-changing dataset that offers the most detailed and up-to-date…

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CareSet gets accelerated access to Medicare data to perform COVID data analysis

By Brian Lang | June 11, 2021

CareSet is proud to announce that we are now the FIRST (that we know of) company with access to fee-for-service claims data (Part A, B & D), refreshed monthly, and with an industry best 2-week lag.  CareSet is using this data to perform analysis of the ongoing COVID pandemic, and how it impacts Medicare patients…

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Transparency victories regarding facility-level COVID data

By Fred Trotter | May 21, 2021

HHS has recently released data about vaccinated personnel at different hospitals. They have also released a new “master key” that helps to identify how hospitals are being enumerated as part of the COVID reporting system. Both of these new data resources have been made public as part of the collaboration that CareSet and other data…

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NPI to contact domain data release

By Alma Trotter | April 20, 2021

CareSet Journal is releasing data that links NPI records to the contact domains submitted by providers in their NPI applications. For example, when Jane Smith applied for an NPI, she provided a contact email of “”. In this data, her NPI will be listed alongside the domain of “”. If you want to dive straight…

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I got the COVID-19 vaccine and this is what happened

By Victoria Hernandez | March 3, 2021

I am a Mexicana, and I participated in one of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trials! Unfortunately, I was a placebo arm. Now, I’m fully vaccinated! This is my experience after receiving both injections.  There have been efforts by the FDA to increase the participation of historically underrepresented groups in clinical trials. Kaiser Health News discussed how…

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Finally Unblinded from the COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

By Victoria Hernandez | February 19, 2021

September 2020, I made the decision to participate in one of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trials. There is still vaccine hesitancy. My participation in this trial, along with my blog posts, are all in hopes of increasing transparency, and building trust within the trial community. You can follow my journey beginning with my first blog.  When…

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CareSet Collects COVID Collaborators

By Fred Trotter | December 8, 2020

Last night, HHS released COVID-19 capacity data at the hospital-level. Previously, this data had only been available on a state level.  CareSet had early access to the hospital data in order to help create the Facility COVID PUF Community Frequently Asked Questions document. It is available on our GitHub page. If you have questions about…

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Participating in the COVID-19 vaccine trial part 3

By Victoria Hernandez | November 23, 2020

I thought it was pertinent I take the chance and sign up for the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trial. This summer I began my journey. The trial I’m in contains two separate injections several weeks apart. It’s been a month since my second injection. The question remains, am I safe from COVID-19? Spontaneous, or reckless? Jumping into…

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Participating in the COVID-19 vaccine trial part two

By Victoria Hernandez | October 23, 2020

Working with life science organizations who create vaccines that help patients, I thought it was apt to immerse myself in the vaccine approval process given the opportunity. I signed up for the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trial. I wrote about the beginning of this vaccination journey, and below is the first follow-up post of this two-year dedication…

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