2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 153. Health care information.
153.05 Collection and dissemination of health care and related information.

153.05

153.05 Collection and dissemination of health care and related information.

153.05(1)

(1) In order to provide to health care providers, insurers, consumers, governmental agencies and others information concerning health care providers and uncompensated health care services, and in order to provide information to assist in peer review for the purpose of quality assurance:

153.05(1)(a)

(a) Subject to s. 153.455, the department shall collect from health care providers other than hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, analyze, and disseminate health care information, as adjusted for case mix and severity, in language that is understandable to laypersons.

153.05(1)(b)

(b) The entity under contract under sub. (2m) (a) shall collect from hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers the health care information required of hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers by the department under ch. 153, 2001 stats., and the rules promulgated under ch. 153, 2001 stats., including, by the date that is 18 months after the date of the contract under sub. (2m) (a), outpatient hospital-based services. The entity shall analyze and disseminate that health care information, as adjusted for case mix and severity, in the manner required under this subchapter, under ch. 153, 2001 stats., and under the rules promulgated under ch. 153, 2001 stats., and in language that is understandable to laypersons.

153.05(1)(c)

(c) Subject to s. 153.455 (1) to (3), the data organization under contract under sub. (2r) may request health care claims information from insurers and administrators. The data organization shall analyze and publicly report the health care claims information with respect to the cost, quality, and effectiveness of health care, in language that is understandable by lay persons, and shall develop and maintain a centralized data repository. The data organization shall provide to the department, without charge, health care claims information collected by and reports produced by the data organization that the department requests. If s. 153.455 (4) applies, the department may request health care claims information, which may be voluntarily provided by insurers and administrators, and may perform or contract for the performance of the other duties specified for the data organization under this paragraph.

153.05(2m)

(2m)

153.05(2m)(a)

(a) Notwithstanding s. 16.75 (1), (2), and (3m), by the 2nd month after July 26, 2003, the department of administration shall, from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (1) (im), contract with an entity to perform services under this subchapter that are specified for the entity with respect to the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health care information of hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. The department of administration may not, by this contract, require from the entity any collection, analysis, or dissemination of health care information of hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers that is in addition to that required under this subchapter.

153.05(2m)(b)

(b) Biennially, the group specified under s. 153.01 (4j) (b) shall review the entity's performance, including the timeliness and quality of the reports generated by the entity. If the group is dissatisfied with the entity's performance, the group may recommend to the department of administration that that department use a competitive request-for-proposal process to solicit offers from other organizations for performance of the services. If no organization responds to the request for proposal, the department of health services shall perform the services specified for the entity with respect to the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health care information of hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers under this subchapter.

153.05(2m)(c)

(c) By April 1, annually, the secretary of health services shall submit to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), a report concerning the content and number of reports and currency of information and reports generated in the previous calendar year by the entity under contract under s. 153.05 (2m).

153.05(2r)

(2r) Notwithstanding s. 16.75 (1), (2), and (3m), from the appropriation account under s. 20.515 (1) (ut) the department of employee trust funds may expend up to $150,000, and from the appropriation accounts under s. 20.435 (1) (hg) and (hi) the department of health services, in its capacity as a public health authority, may expend moneys, to contract with a data organization to perform services under this subchapter that are specified for the data organization under sub. (1) (c) or, if s. 153.455 (4) applies, for the department of health services to perform or contract for the performance of these services. As a condition of the contract under this subsection, all of the following apply:

153.05(2r)(a)

(a) At least during the period of the contract, the data organization shall include as voting members of the board of directors of the data organization the secretary of health services and the secretary of employee trust funds, or their designees.

153.05(2r)(b)

(b) The data organization shall provide matching funds, which may include in-kind contributions, as specified in the contract.

153.05(2r)(c)

(c) Termination of funding and of services of the data organization under the contract or modification of the contract is subject to a determination made under s. 153.455 (3).

153.05(2s)

(2s) Annually, the department of health services and the department of employee trust funds shall jointly prepare and submit under s. 13.172 (3) to standing committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over health issues a report on the activities of the data organization under this subchapter.

153.05(3)

(3)

153.05(3)(a)

(a) Upon request of the department for health care information relating to health care providers other than hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers and, if s. 153.455 (4) applies, for health care claims information as specified in sub. (1) (c), state agencies shall provide that information to the department for use in preparing reports under this subchapter.

153.05(3)(b)

(b) Upon request of the entity under contract under sub. (2m) (a) for health care information relating to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, state agencies shall provide that health care information to the entity for use in preparing reports under this subchapter.

153.05(3)(c)

(c) Upon request of the data organization under contract under sub. (2r) for health care claims information, insurers and administrators may provide the health care claims information to the data organization for use in preparing reports and developing and maintaining a central data repository under this subchapter, and, if s. 153.455 (4) applies, insurers and administrators may provide the health care claims information as requested by the department.

153.05(5)

(5)

153.05(5)(a)

(a) Unless sub. (13) applies, subject to s. 153.455, the department may require health care providers other than hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to submit to the department health care information specified by rule under s. 153.75 (1) (n) for the preparation of reports, plans, and recommendations in the form specified by the department by rule.

153.05(5)(b)

(b) Unless sub. (13) applies, the entity under contract under sub. (2m) (a) may require hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to submit to the entity information for the preparation of reports, plans, and recommendations in the form specified by the entity.

153.05(5)(c)

(c) Subject to s. 153.455 (1) to (3), the data organization under contract under sub. (2r) may request insurers and administrators to submit to the data organization health care claims information for the preparation of reports, plans, and recommendations in the form specified by the data organization, including in standard electronic format. If s. 153.455 (4) applies, the department may request submission of the health care claims information from insurers and administrators in the form specified by the department, including in standard electronic format.

153.05(6)

(6) The department may contract with a public or private organization that is not a major purchaser, payer or provider of health care services in this state for the provision of data processing services for the collection, analysis and dissemination of health care information under sub. (1) (a).

153.05(6m)

(6m) The department may contract with the group insurance board for the provision of data collection and analysis services related to health maintenance organizations and insurance companies that provide health insurance for state employees. The department shall establish contract fees for the provision of the services. All moneys collected under this subsection shall be credited to the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (hg).

153.05(8)

(8)

153.05(8)(a)

(a) Unless sub. (13) applies, subject to s. 153.455, the department shall collect, analyze and disseminate, in language that is understandable to laypersons, claims information and other health care information, as adjusted for case mix and severity, under the provisions of this subchapter, as determined by rules promulgated by the department, from health care providers, other than hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, specified by rules promulgated by the department. Data from those health care providers may be obtained through sampling techniques in lieu of collection of data on all patient encounters and data collection procedures shall minimize unnecessary duplication and administrative burdens. If the department collects from health care plans data that is specific to health care providers other than hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, the department shall attempt to avoid collecting the same data from those health care providers.

153.05(8)(b)

(b) Unless sub. (13) applies, the entity under contract under sub. (2m) (a) shall collect, analyze, and disseminate, in language that is understandable to laypersons, claims information and other health care information, as adjusted for case mix and severity, under the provisions of this subchapter, from hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Data from hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers may be obtained through sampling techniques in lieu of collection of data on all patient encounters, and data collection procedures shall minimize unnecessary duplication and administrative burdens.

153.05(8)(c)

(c) Subject to s. 153.455 (1) to (3), the data organization under contract under sub. (2r) may request, analyze, and publicly report, in language that is understandable to laypersons, health care claims information, as adjusted for case mix and severity, from insurers and administrators. Data from these sources may be obtained through sampling techniques in lieu of collection of data on all insureds, and data collection procedures shall minimize unnecessary duplication and administrative burdens. If s. 153.455 (4) applies, the department may request health care claims information, which may be voluntarily provided by insurers and administrators, and may perform or contract for the performance of the other duties specified for the data organization under this paragraph.

153.05(9)

(9)

153.05(9)(a)

(a) Subject to s. 153.455, the department shall provide orientation and training to health care providers, other than hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, who submit data under this subchapter, to explain the process of data collection and analysis and the procedures for data verification, comment, interpretation, and release.

153.05(9)(b)

(b) The entity under contract under sub. (2m) (a) shall provide orientation and training to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers that submit data under this subchapter, to explain the process of data collection and analysis and the procedures for data verification, comment, interpretation, and release.

153.05(9)(c)

(c) Subject to s. 153.455 (1) to (3), the data organization under contract under sub. (2r) shall provide orientation and training to insurers and administrators that submit data under this subchapter, to explain the process of data collection and analysis and the procedures for data verification, comment, interpretation, and release. If s. 153.455 (4) applies, the department may perform or contract for the performance of the duties specified for the data organization under this paragraph.

153.05(12)

(12)

153.05(12)(a)

(a) Subject to s. 153.455, the department shall, to the extent possible and upon request, assist members of the public in interpreting data in health care information disseminated by the department.

153.05(12)(b)

(b) The entity under contract under sub. (2m) (a) shall, to the extent possible and upon request, assist members of the public in interpreting data in health care information disseminated by the entity.

153.05(12)(c)

(c) The data organization under contract under sub. (2r) shall, subject to s. 153.455 (1) to (3), to the extent possible and upon request, assist members of the public in interpreting data in health care information disseminated by the data organization. If s. 153.455 (4) applies, the department may perform or contract for the performance of the duties specified for the data organization under this paragraph.

153.05(13)

(13) The department may waive the requirement under sub. (1), (5) or (8) for a health care provider, who requests the waiver and presents evidence to the department that the requirement under sub. (1), (5) or (8) is burdensome, under standards established by the department by rule. The department shall develop a form for use by a health care provider in submitting a request under this subsection.

153.05 - ANNOT.

History: 1987 a. 399; 1989 a. 18, 56; 1991 a. 250, 269; 1993 a. 16, 104, 185, 491; 1995 a. 27 ss. 4393, 9126 (19); 1997 a. 27, 231; 1999 a. 9; 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 25, 228; 2007 a. 20 ss. 2898h, 9121 (6) (a); 2007 a. 97; 2009 a. 180, 274.

153.05 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. DHS 120, Wis. adm. code.

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