2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 153. Health care information.
153.46 Release of data by entity.
153.46153.46 Release of data by entity.
153.46(1)(1) After completion of data verification, comment, and review procedures, the entity under contract under s. 153.05 (2m) (a) shall release data, together with comments, if any, in the following forms:
153.46(1)(a)(a) Standard reports.
153.46(1)(b)(b) For information that is submitted by hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers, public use data files that do not permit the identification of specific patients, employers, or health care providers. The identification of patients, employers, or health care providers shall be protected by all necessary means, including the deletion of patient identifiers and the use of calculated variables and aggregated variables.
153.46(1)(c)(c) Custom-designed reports containing portions of the data under par. (b). Reports under this paragraph may include the patient's zip code only if at least one of the following applies:
153.46(1)(c)1.1. Other potentially identifying data elements are not released.
153.46(1)(c)2.2. Population density is sufficient to mask patient identity.
153.46(1)(c)3.3. Other potentially identifying data elements are grouped to provide population density sufficient to protect identity.
153.46(1)(c)4.4. Multiple years of data elements are added to protect identity.
153.46(1m)(1m) After completion of data verification and review procedures specified under s. 153.01 (4j), the entity may, but is not required to, release special data compilations.
153.46(2)(2) The entity under contract under s. 153.05 (2m) (a) shall provide to the department and to any other organization or agency the data necessary to fulfill the department's, organization's, or agency's statutory mandates for epidemiological purposes.
153.46(3)(3) The entity under contract under s. 153.05 (2m) (a) may, but is not required to, release hospital-specific, ambulatory surgery center-specific, and hospital or ambulatory surgery center employer-specific data, except in public use data files as specified under sub. (1) (b).
153.46(4)(4) The entity under contract under s. 153.05 (2m) (a) shall, as limited by this section and s. 153.50, provide equal access to the data collected and reports generated by the entity to all requesters that pay the fees under s. 153.65 (2).
153.46(5)(5) The entity under contract under s. 153.05 (2m) (a) shall provide to the department, without charge, claims and provider survey information that is requested by or required to be provided to the department.
153.46(6)(6) No person who purchases a data compilation or report under s. 153.65 (2) may release or sell the data sets so purchased.
153.46 - ANNOT.History: 2003 a. 33 ss. 2094r, 2094x.
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