On January 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would allow organizations approved as qualified entities to confidentially share or sell analyses of Medicare and private claims data to health care providers, employers, and others to support improved care. The Qualified Entry Program allows qualified organizations to access patient-protected Medicare data to publicly report on provider and supplier performance across multiple payers. CMS has approved 13 qualified entities to date. The rule was published in the February 2 Federal Register.
The rule can be found at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-02/pdf/2016-01790.pdf