Massachusetts Medicaid List, Massachusetts Healthcare licensee list (Department of Public Health)

Kamran Ahmed filed this request with the Department of Public Health of Massachusetts.
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CO-2021-50

Multi Request Massachusetts Medicaid List, Massachusetts Healthcare licensee list
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From: Kamran Ahmed

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of public records that include an updated list of all Massachusetts State Medicaid providers, state licensed healthcare providers with the INCLUSION of their respective National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers in electronic data set (CSV electronic data format is preferred; however, excel or PDF electronic formats are also acceptable). The Medicaid and state health care licensee list may include but is not limited to Physicians (MD, DO), Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialist, CRNA, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Dentists, Podiatrists, Dental Assistants, Emergency Management providers, Disaster Preparedness Providers, Emergency Response Team Providers (with their respective state and/or federal licensure), Public Protection/Assistance providers (with respective licensure), Emergency Scuba Dive Team providers (and respective licensure), Emergency Medical Personnel (EMTs, Paramedics), Respiratory Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Optometrists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family therapists, Psychologists, Radiology Technologists, Veterinary Medicine Providers, Athletic Trainers, Behavioral Analyst/Specialists, Mental Health Counselors, Audiologists, Certified Dietitians, Substance Abuse Disorder Counselors, and any other available health providers. All types of healthcare practitioners from all dates electronically available (active, inactive and retired licensee data sets would be greatly appreciated. Specific items to be included in data set:
1. Provider name
2. Medicaid Identification number (if applicable).
3. National Provider Identifier (NPI) number
4. Massachusetts State Healthcare License number and initial date of issuance or expiry (if available/applicable)
5. Education / School/Training, if available
6. Provider type (MD, DO, PA, RN, PT, OT, OD, CRNA, DMD, DDS, DPM etc)
7. Provider Specialty
8. Provider Practice Location
9. Please include Data Dictionary describing state Medicaid and state Licensure Data Sets
10. Please provide (if there is an existing) a static website link to verify an individual’s state healthcare licensure status provided by any and all available relevant state healthcare licensing boards (Medical Board, Nursing, Dental, Optometry, Podiatry, Psychology, PT, OT, Radiologic Technologist, Respiratory Therapy, Chiropractor, Speech Therapy, Family Counseling, Social Work, etc).
If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please email me if the cost will exceed $50. However, I would also like to request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s healthcare transparency, healthcare access, fairness and greater overall public awareness.
The law requires that you respond to and fulfill this request "as promptly as possible." If you expect a significant delay in responding to and fulfilling this request, please contact me by phone or via email with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.
If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.
Thank you for considering my request.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Kamran Ahmed

From: Department of Public Health

Dear Kamran Ahmed,

Attached please find a final response letter from the MA Department of Public Health in regards to your public records request. At this time, we consider this request closed. Thank you.

Jennifer K. Soivilien
Paralegal Specialist - Public Records
MA Department of Public Health

From: Kamran Ahmed

Dear Ms. Soivilien,

Thank you for your direction and clarification, I have sent an email to Ms. Bedard.

Sincerely,
Kamran Ahmed

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