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1. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without change of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: QECP Annual Report Workbook Submission Requirement for Qualified Entities under ACA Section 10332; Use: This collection focuses on the expansion of qualified entities. This collection covers the requirement that a qualified entity must submit an annual report to CMS. In addition, this collection covers the requirement that a qualified entity must have a qualified entity data use agreement (
Section 10332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires the Secretary to make standardized extracts of Medicare claims data under Parts A, B, and D available to "qualified entities" for the evaluation of the performance of providers of services and suppliers. The statute provides the Secretary with discretion to establish criteria to determine whether an entity is qualified to use claims data to evaluate the performance of providers of services and suppliers.
Section 105 of the Medicare Access and Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) expands how qualified entities will be allowed to use and disclose data under the qualified entity program consistent with other applicable laws, including information, privacy, security, and disclosure laws.
The information from the collection will be used by CMS to determine whether a qualified entity continues to meet the qualified entity certification requirements under section 10332 of the Affordable Care Act and Section 105 of MACRA. In addition, it will ensure that certain privacy and security requirements are met when qualified entities provide or sell data or sell non-public analyses that contains individually identifiable beneficiary information to authorized users.
According to the notice:
Affected Public: Private Sector, Business or other for profits, and Not for profits institutions;
Number of Respondents: 15;
Total Annual Responses: 15;
Total Annual Hours: 3,450.
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