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Ryann Grochowski Jones is a data reporter at ProPublica. Previously, she was a data reporter for Investigative Newsource/KPBS in San Diego, Calif. She received her master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she was a data librarian for Investigative Reporters and Editors/National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. Ryann started her career as a municipal beat reporter for her hometown newspaper in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Articles

The Road to Health is Paved With Good Data

The nonprofit Health Data Consortium held its fifth-annual Health Datapalooza last week in Washington, D.C. Here are some highlights.

How We Analyzed Medicare Part B Data

We found some doctors who billed for the most costly, most complex visits almost exclusively and charged top rates far more than their peers.

Treatment Tracker

Use this tool to find and compare providers.

Top Billing: Meet the Docs who Charge Medicare Top Dollar for Office Visits

Medicare paid for more than 200 million office visits for established patients in 2012. Overall, health professionals classified only 4 percent as complex enough to command the most expensive rates. But 1,800 providers billed at the top level at least 90 percent of the time, ProPublica found.

Treatment Tracker Methodology

How we made a news app to compare doctors Medicare billing patterns.

Double Dip: Doctors Paid to Advise, Promote Drug Companies That Fund Their Research

Research has been seen as less objectionable than other forms of interactions with drug companies, but 10 percent of researchers have multiple ties among the nine companies ProPublica analyzed. That raises questions about doctors’ impartiality.

As Full Disclosure Nears, Doctors’ Pay for Drug Talks Plummets

As transparency increases and blockbuster drugs lose patent protection, drug companies have dramatically scaled back payments to doctors for promotional talks. This fall, all drug and medical device companies will be required to report payments to doctors.

Introducing the ProPublica Data Store

Today we're launching a way to download and purchase our datasets.
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