CHAPTER 153
HEALTH CARE INFORMATION
SUBCHAPTER I
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND DISSEMINATION
153.01   Definitions.
153.05   Collection and dissemination of health care and related information.
153.08   Hospital rate increases or charges in excess of rates.
153.10   Health care data reports.
153.20   Uncompensated health care services report.
153.21   Consumer guide; list for hospital charge disclosures.
153.22   Patient-level data utilization, charge, and quality report.
153.23   Public health emergency dashboard.
153.45   Release of data by department.
153.455   Data organization; contract contingency.
153.46   Release of data by entity.
153.50   Protection of patient confidentiality.
153.55   Protection of confidentiality.
153.60   Department expenditure estimate.
153.65   Provision of special information; user fees.
153.75   Rule making.
153.76   Civil liability.
153.77   Immunity from liability.
153.78   Penalties.
SUBCHAPTER II
ELECTRONIC HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE
153.80   Definitions.
153.81   Requirements for designation and funding.
153.82   Creation of corporation.
Subchapter III
Opioid and METHAMPHETAMINE data
153.85   Definition; opioid and methamphetamine data.
153.87   Opioid and methamphetamine data system.
153.89   Reports; opioid and methamphetamine data system.
subch. I of ch. 153 SUBCHAPTER I
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND DISSEMINATION
153.01 153.01 Definitions. In this subchapter:
153.01(1d) (1d)“Administrator" has the meaning given in s. 633.01 (1).
153.01(1g) (1g)“Ambulatory surgery center" has the meaning given under 42 CFR 416.2.
153.01(2g) (2g)“Calculated variable" means a data element that is computed or derived from an original data item or derived using another data source.
153.01(2m) (2m)“Data element" means an item of information from a uniform patient billing form.
153.01(3g) (3g)“Data organization" means a nonstock corporation organized under ch. 181 that is described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code, and, in its capacity as a public health authority, does all of the following:
153.01(3g)(a) (a) Represents health care consumers, insurers, administrators, and health care providers.
153.01(3g)(b) (b) Is formed specifically to do all of the following:
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 percent of the hospitals in Wisconsin.
153.01(4j)(b) (b) Receives oversight with respect to services performed by the entity under this subchapter 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) (a) to (p) 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 subchapter under a grant of authority from or contract with the department.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 267 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on June 17, 2022. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 17, 2022, are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-17-22)