Release of Medicare Data for Performance Measurement

This issue of Legal Notes explains the Affordable Care Act's provisions to expand CMS' authority to release Medicare claims data to Qualified Entities (QEs) for the purposes of evaluating and publicly reporting the performance of providers and suppliers.

LegalNotes is an online Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) publication that provides readers with short, readable summaries of developments in the law that collectively shape the broader legal environment for efforts to improve quality, reduce health care disparities, and improve the transparency of price and quality information.