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Title 42Chapter IVSubchapter BPart 425Subpart H → §425.702


Title 42: Public Health
PART 425—MEDICARE SHARED SAVINGS PROGRAM
Subpart H—Data Sharing With ACOs


§425.702   Aggregate reports.

CMS shares aggregate reports with ACOs as follows:

(a) Aggregate reports are shared at the start of the agreement period based on beneficiary claims data used to calculate the benchmark, and each quarter thereafter during the agreement period.

(b) These aggregate reports include, when available, the following information, deidentified in accordance with 45 CFR 164.514(b):

(1) Aggregated metrics on the assigned beneficiary population.

(2) Utilization and expenditure data at the start of the agreement period based on historical beneficiaries used to calculate the benchmark.

(c)(1)(i) For performance years 2012 through 2015, at the beginning of the agreement period, during each quarter (and in conjunction with the annual reconciliation), and at the beginning of each performance year, CMS, upon the ACO's request for the data for purposes of population-based activities relating to improving health or reducing growth in health care costs, process development, case management, and care coordination, will provide the ACO with information regarding preliminarily prospectively assigned beneficiaries whose data was used to generate the aggregate data reports under paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section. The information includes the following:

(A) Beneficiary name.

(B) Date of birth.

(C) HICN.

(D) Sex.

(ii) For performance year 2016 and subsequent performance years, at the beginning of the agreement period, during each quarter (and in conjunction with the annual reconciliation), and at the beginning of each performance year, CMS, upon the ACO's request for the data for purposes of population-based activities relating to improving health or reducing growth in health care costs, process development, case management, and care coordination, provides the ACO with information about its fee-for-service population.

(A) For an ACO participating under preliminary prospective assignment with retrospective reconciliation as specified under §425.400(a)(2), the following information is made available regarding preliminarily prospectively assigned beneficiaries and beneficiaries that received a primary care service during the previous 12 months from one of the ACO participants that submits claims for primary care services used to determine the ACO's assigned population under subpart E of this part:

(1) Beneficiary name.

(2) Date of birth.

(3) Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN).

(4) Sex.

(B) For an ACO participating under preliminary prospective assignment with retrospective reconciliation as specified under §425.400(a)(2), information in the following categories, which represents the minimum data necessary for ACOs to conduct health care operations work, is made available regarding preliminarily prospectively assigned beneficiaries:

(1) Demographic data such as enrollment status.

(2) Health status information such as risk profile and chronic condition subgroup.

(3) Utilization rates of Medicare services such as the use of evaluation and management, hospital, emergency, and post-acute services, including the dates and place of service.

(4) Expenditure information related to utilization of services.

(C) The information under paragraphs (c)(1)(ii)(A) and (B) of this section is made available to ACOs participating under prospective assignment as specified under §425.400(a)(3), but is limited to the ACO's prospectively assigned beneficiaries.

(2) In its request for these data, the ACO must certify that it is seeking the following information:

(i) As a HIPAA-covered entity, and the request reflects the minimum data necessary for the ACO to conduct its own health care operations work that falls within the first or second paragraph of the definition of health care operations at 45 CFR 164.501.

(ii) As the business associate of its ACO participants and ACO providers/suppliers, who are HIPAA-covered entities, and the request reflects the minimum data necessary for the ACO to conduct health care operations work that falls within the first or second paragraph of the definition of health care operations at 45 CFR 164.501 on behalf of those participants.

(d) For an ACO eligible to be reconciled under §425.609(b), CMS shares with the ACO quarterly aggregate reports as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c)(1)(ii) of this section for CY 2019.

[76 FR 67973, Nov. 2, 2011, as amended at 80 FR 32844, June 9, 2015; 83 FR 60096, Nov. 23, 2018; 83 FR 68081, Dec. 31, 2018]

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