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Sharing of Medicare Claims Data

Niall Brennan, MPP1
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1Office of Information Products and Data Analytics, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Washington, DC
JAMA. 2013;310(20):2202-2203. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278353.
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To the Editor In their Viewpoint, Drs Toussaint and Berwick1 discussed the qualified entity (QE) program authorized by §10332 of the Affordable Care Act. I agree that the QE program is an important avenue for sharing information about quality and efficiency with both providers (eg, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, physicians, and other practitioners) and the public. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) currently has 11 organizations participating in the QE program and anticipates additional organizations will be selected to participate in the future.

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November 27, 2013
John Toussaint, MD; Donald M. Berwick, MD
1ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, Appleton, Wisconsin
2Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2013;310(20):2203. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278356.
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