42 CFR 401.135 - Release of Medicare information to the public.
The following shall be made available to the public under the conditions specified:
(a) Information as to amounts paid to providers and other organizations and facilities for services to beneficiaries under title XVIII of the Act: Provided, That no information identifying any particular beneficiaries shall be disclosed under this paragraph.
(1) Has been found by a Federal court to have been guilty of submitting false claims in connection with Medicare; or
(2) Has been found by a carrier or intermediary, after consultation with a professional medical association functioning external to program administration or, if appropriate, the State medical authority, to have been engaged in a pattern of furnishing services to beneficiaries which are substantially in excess of their medical needs; except that the name of any provider or other person shall not be disclosed pursuant to a finding under this paragraph (b)(2) of this section, unless that provider or other person has first been afforded a reasonable opportunity to offer evidence on his behalf.