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Date of enactment: May 11, 2010
2009 Assembly Bill 779 Date of publication*: May 25, 2010
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2007-08 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
2009 WISCONSIN ACT 274
An Act to renumber and amend 153.85, 153.86 and 153.90; to amend 20.435 (1) (hg), 146.37 (1g), 153.01 (intro.), 153.01 (4j) (b), 153.01 (8m), 153.05 (1) (b), 153.05 (2m) (a), 153.05 (2m) (b), 153.05 (2r) (intro.), 153.05 (2s), 153.05 (3) (a), 153.05 (3) (b), 153.05 (3) (c), 153.05 (8) (a), 153.05 (8) (b), 153.05 (9) (a), 153.05 (9) (b), 153.05 (9) (c), 153.455 (4), 153.50 (3) (b) (intro.), 153.50 (3) (c), 153.50 (3) (d), 153.50 (3m), 153.50 (5) (a) 4. b., 153.50 (6) (a), 153.50 (6) (b), 153.50 (6) (c) (intro.), 153.55, 153.60 (1), 153.75 (2) (a), 153.75 (2) (c) and 895.043 (2); and to create subchapter I (title) of chapter 153 [precedes 153.01], subchapter II (title) of chapter 153 [precedes 153.80], 153.80, 153.81 and 153.82 of the statutes; relating to: designation of a corporation to receive funding for electronic health information exchange, creation of a corporation, and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
274,1 Section 1. 20.435 (1) (hg) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.435 (1) (hg) General program operations; health care information. The amounts in the schedule to fund the activities of the department of health services under ch. 153 and, to contract with the data organization under s. 153.05 (2r), and to make payments to a corporation under s. 153.81 to support health information exchange. The contract fees paid under s. 153.05 (6m) and assessments paid under s. 153.60 shall be credited to this appropriation account.
274,2 Section 2. 146.37 (1g) of the statutes, as affected by 2009 Wisconsin Act 113, is amended to read:
146.37 (1g) Except as provided in s. 153.85 153.76, no person acting in good faith who participates in the review or evaluation of the services of health care providers or facilities or the charges for such services conducted in connection with any program organized and operated to help improve the quality of health care, to avoid improper utilization of the services of health care providers or facilities or to determine the reasonable charges for such services, or who participates in the obtaining of health care information under subch. I of ch. 153, is liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission by such person in the course of such review or evaluation. Acts and omissions to which this subsection applies include, but are not limited to, acts or omissions by peer review committees or hospital governing bodies in censuring, reprimanding, limiting or revoking hospital staff privileges or notifying the medical examining board or podiatry affiliated credentialing board under s. 50.36 or taking any other disciplinary action against a health care provider or facility and acts or omissions by a medical director in reviewing the performance of emergency medical technicians or ambulance service providers.
274,3 Section 3. Subchapter I (title) of chapter 153 [precedes 153.01] of the statutes is created to read:
CHAPTER 153
subchapter I
information collection and
dissemination
274,4 Section 4. 153.01 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.01 Definitions. (intro.) In this chapter subchapter:
274,5 Section 5. 153.01 (4j) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.01 (4j) (b) Receives oversight with respect to services performed by the entity under this chapter subchapter from the secretary of health services.
274,6 Section 6. 153.01 (8m) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.01 (8m) "Public health authority" means the department or a person acting under this chapter subchapter under a grant of authority from or contract with the department.
274,7 Section 7. 153.05 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.05 (1) (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 subchapter, under ch. 153, 2001 stats., and under the rules promulgated under ch. 153, 2001 stats., and in language that is understandable to laypersons.
274,8 Section 8. 153.05 (2m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.05 (2m) (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 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 chapter subchapter.
274,9 Section 9. 153.05 (2m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.05 (2m) (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 subchapter.
274,10 Section 10. 153.05 (2r) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.05 (2r) (intro.) 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 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:
274,11 Section 11. 153.05 (2s) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.05 (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 subchapter.
274,12 Section 12. 153.05 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.05 (3) (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 subchapter.
274,13 Section 13. 153.05 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.05 (3) (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 subchapter.
274,14 Section 14. 153.05 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.05 (3) (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 subchapter, and, if s. 153.455 (4) applies, insurers and administrators may provide the health care claims information as requested by the department.
274,15 Section 15. 153.05 (8) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.05 (8) (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 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.
274,16 Section 16. 153.05 (8) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.05 (8) (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 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.
274,17 Section 17. 153.05 (9) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.05 (9) (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 subchapter, to explain the process of data collection and analysis and the procedures for data verification, comment, interpretation, and release.
274,18 Section 18. 153.05 (9) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.05 (9) (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 subchapter, to explain the process of data collection and analysis and the procedures for data verification, comment, interpretation, and release.
274,19 Section 19. 153.05 (9) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.05 (9) (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 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.
274,20 Section 20. 153.455 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.455 (4) If the contract with the data organization is terminated under sub. (3) and no organization responds to the request for proposals or a successor contract cannot be achieved, the department, in its capacity as a public health authority, shall collect health care information, including as specified under s. HFS 120.14 (1), Wis. Adm. Code, in effect on April 13, 2006, and may request health care claims information, which may be voluntarily provided by insurers or administrators, under this chapter subchapter; shall analyze and disseminate, or contract for the performance of analysis and dissemination of, the health care information; and may analyze and disseminate, or may contract for the performance of analysis and dissemination of, the health care claims information.
274,21 Section 21. 153.50 (3) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.50 (3) (b) (intro.) Remove and destroy all of the following data elements on the uniform patient billing forms that are received by the department, the entity, or the data organization under the requirements of this chapter subchapter:
274,22 Section 22. 153.50 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.50 (3) (c) Develop, for use by purchasers of data under this chapter subchapter, a data use agreement that specifies data use restrictions, appropriate uses of data and penalties for misuse of data, and notify prospective and current purchasers of data of the appropriate uses.
274,23 Section 23. 153.50 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.50 (3) (d) Require that a purchaser of data under this chapter subchapter sign and have notarized the data use agreement of the department, the entity, or the data organization, as applicable.
274,24 Section 24. 153.50 (3m) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.50 (3m) Provider, administrator, or insurer measures to ensure patient identity protection. A health care provider that is not a hospital or ambulatory surgery center or an insurer or an administrator shall, before submitting information required by the department, or by the data organization under contract under s. 153.05 (2r), under this chapter subchapter, convert to a payer category code as specified by the department or the data organization, as applicable, any names of an insured's payer or other insured's payer.
274,25 Section 25. 153.50 (5) (a) 4. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
153.50 (5) (a) 4. b. Any federal or state statutory requirement to uphold the patient confidentiality provisions of this chapter subchapter or patient confidentiality provisions that are more restrictive than those of this chapter subchapter; or, if the latter evidence is inapplicable, an agreement, in writing, to uphold the patient confidentiality provisions of this chapter subchapter.
274,26 Section 26. 153.50 (6) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
153.50 (6) (a) The department or entity under contract under s. 153.05 (2m) (a) may not require a health care provider submitting health care information under this chapter subchapter to include the patient's name, street address or social security number.
274,27 Section 27. 153.50 (6) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
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