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153.01(3g)(b)1. 1. Create a centralized claims repository for this state with credible and useful data elements for the purposes of quality improvement, health care provider performance comparisons, ready understandability, and consumer decision making.
153.01(3g)(b)2. 2. Use the information it collects to develop and disseminate unified public reports on health care quality, safety, and efficiency.
153.01(4) (4) "Department" means the department of health services.
153.01(4h) (4h) "Employer coalition" means an organization of employers formed for the purpose of purchasing health care coverage or services as a group.
153.01(4j) (4j) "Entity" means a nonstock corporation organized under ch. 181 that is described in section 501 (c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code, and that does all of the following:
153.01(4j)(a) (a) Represents at least 70% of the hospitals in Wisconsin.
153.01(4j)(b) (b) Receives oversight with respect to services performed by the entity under this chapter from the secretary of health services.
153.01(4p) (4p) "Health care plan" means an insured or self-insured plan providing coverage of health care expenses or an employer coalition.
153.01(4t) (4t) "Health care provider" has the meaning given in s. 146.81 (1) and includes an ambulatory surgery center.
153.01(5) (5) "Hospital" has the meaning given under s. 50.33 (2).
153.01(5m) (5m) "Insurer" has the meaning given under s. 632.745 (15).
153.01(7) (7) "Patient" means a person who receives health care services from a health care provider.
153.01(8) (8) "Payer" means a 3rd-party payer, including an insurer, federal, state or local government or another who is responsible for payment of a hospital charge.
153.01(8m) (8m) "Public health authority" means the department or a person acting under this chapter under a grant of authority from or contract with the department.
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 chapter, 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 chapter 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 chapter.
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 chapter.
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 chapter 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 Note NOTE: Sub. (2r) (intro.) is shown as affected by 2 acts of the 2007 Wisconsin legislature and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i).
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 chapter.
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 chapter.
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 chapter.
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 chapter, 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 chapter, 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 chapter, 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 chapter, 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 chapter, 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 chapter, 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 Cross-reference Cross Reference: See also ch. DHS 120, Wis. adm. code.
153.08 153.08 Hospital rate increases or charges in excess of rates.
153.08(1)(1) In this section:
153.08(1)(a) (a) "Consumer price index" has the meaning given in s. 16.004 (8) (e) 1.
153.08(1)(b) (b) Notwithstanding s. 153.01 (5), "hospital" has the meaning given in s. 50.33 (2), except that "hospital" does not include a center for the developmentally disabled as defined in s. 51.01 (3).
153.08(1)(c) (c) "Rates" means individual charges of a hospital for the services that it provides.
153.08(2) (2) No hospital may increase its rates or charge any payer an amount exceeding its rates that are in effect on May 12, 1992, unless the hospital first causes to be published a class 1 notice under ch. 985 in a newspaper likely to give notice in the area where the hospital is located, no sooner than 45 days and no later than 30 days before the proposed rate change is to take effect. The notice shall describe the proposed rate change.
153.08(3) (3) This section does not apply to a hospital that proposes to increase its rates during the course of the hospital's fiscal year by any amount or amounts that, in the aggregate, do not exceed the percentage amount that is the percentage difference between the consumer price index reported for the 12-month period ending on December 31 of the preceding year and the consumer price index reported for the 12-month period ending on December 31 of the year prior to the preceding year.
153.08(4) (4) A hospital shall publish a class 1 notice under ch. 985 at least 10 days prior to the institution by the hospital of a rate increase.
153.08(5) (5) The entity under contract under s. 153.05 (2m) (a) shall annually publish a hospital rate increase report that contains all of the following information:
153.08(5)(a) (a) For each hospital that publishes a notice under sub. (4), all of the following:
153.08(5)(a)1. 1. The name of the hospital and the city, village, or town in which the hospital is located.
153.08(5)(a)2. 2. The date the rate increase is to take effect.
153.08(5)(a)3. 3. The annualized percentage rate increase that will result.
153.08(5)(a)4. 4. The geographic area of analysis in which the hospital is located.
153.08(5)(b) (b) A list of hospitals that have closed since 1993.
153.08 History History: 1993 a. 16 ss. 2644 to 2646; 1993 a. 104 ss. 3, 5m, 7, 8, 9; 1993 a. 491; 1997 a. 27, 231; 2003 a. 33.
153.10 153.10 Health care data reports.
153.10(1) (1) Subject to s. 153.455, the department shall prepare, and submit to the governor and the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), standard reports concerning health care providers other than hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers that the department prepares and shall collect information necessary for preparation of those reports. If s. 153.455 (4) applies, the department shall include in the reports under this subsection reports concerning any health care claims information the department collects or contracts to collect under s. 153.05.
153.10(2) (2) The entity under contract under s. 153.05 (2m) (a) shall prepare, and submit to the governor and the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), standard reports concerning hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers that the entity prepares and shall collect information necessary for preparation of those reports.
153.10 History History: 1987 a. 399; 1997 a. 27, 231; 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 228.
153.20 153.20 Uncompensated health care services report.
153.20(1)(1) The entity under contract under s. 153.05 (2m) (a) shall prepare, and submit to the governor and to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), an annual report setting forth the number of patients to whom uncompensated health care services were provided by each hospital and the total charges for the uncompensated health care services provided to the patients for the preceding year, together with the number of patients and the total charges that were projected by the hospital for that year in the plan filed under sub. (2).
153.20(2) (2) Every hospital shall file with the entity under contract under s. 153.05 (2m) (a) an annual plan setting forth the projected number of patients to whom uncompensated health care services will be provided by the hospital and the projected total charges for the uncompensated health care services to be provided to the patients for the ensuing year.
153.20 History History: 1987 a. 399; 1989 a. 18; 1997 a. 27, 231; 2003 a. 33.
153.21 153.21 Consumer guide.
153.21(1)(1) The department shall prepare and submit to the governor and to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) an annual guide to assist consumers in selecting health care providers and health care plans. The guide shall be written in language that is understandable to laypersons. The department shall widely publicize and distribute the guide to consumers.
153.21(2) (2) The entity under contract under s. 153.05 (2m) (a) shall prepare and submit to the governor and to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) an annual guide to assist consumers in selecting hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. The guide shall be written in language that is understandable to laypersons and shall include data derived from the annual survey of hospitals conducted by the American Hospital Association and the annual hospital fiscal survey. The entity shall widely publicize and distribute the guide to consumers.
153.21 History History: 1997 a. 231; 2003 a. 33.
153.22 153.22 Patient-level data utilization, charge, and quality report. The entity under contract under s. 153.05 (2m) (a) shall prepare and submit to the governor and to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), an annual report that summarizes utilization, charge, and quality data on patients treated by hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers during the most recent calendar year.
153.22 History History: 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 228.
153.45 153.45 Release of data by department. Subject to s. 153.455:
153.45(1) (1) After completion of data verification, comment and review procedures specified by the department by rule, the department shall release data, together with comments, if any, in the following forms:
153.45(1)(a) (a) Standard reports.
153.45(1)(b) (b) For information that is submitted by health care providers other than hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers, public use data files that do not permit the identification of specific patients, employers, or health care providers, as defined by rules promulgated by the department. The identification of patients, employers, or health care providers shall be protected by all necessary means, including the deletion of patient identifiers; the use of calculated variables and aggregated variables; the specification of counties as to residence, rather than zip codes; the use of 5-year categories for age, rather than exact age; not releasing information concerning a patient's race, ethnicity, or dates of admission, discharge, procedures, or visits; and masking sensitive diagnoses and procedures by use of larger diagnostic and procedure categories. Public use data files under this paragraph may include only the following:
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