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National Health-Care Provider Directory Explored by Biden Agency

Oct. 5, 2022, 3:49 PM

The Biden administration wants to hear from the public about the need for establishing a national directory of health-care providers and services to serve as an up-to-date, one-stop, consumer-friendly “centralized data hub” for directory and digital contact information.

The current jumble of local, regional, and state listings for health-care providers has long frustrated patients—who struggle with incorrect, outdated, and omitted listings—and providers, who devote valuable staff time maintaining and updating various directory listings.

The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare estimated in 2019 that physician practices collectively spend $2.76 billion each year on directory maintenance, or roughly $998.84 per month per ...