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U.C.A. § 26-33a-106.5

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Comparative analyses

The health care data committee may publish reports that compare and identify providers or data suppliers from the data that has been collected.  The committee must publish a report from the data collected that compares and identifies by name at least a majority of the health  care facilities and institutions within the state.  The report must be published annually, and must contain comparisons on nationally recognized quality standards, charges, and nationally recognized patient safety standards. 

The committee may contract with a third party to evaluate the comparative reports for statistical methodologies. 

The comparative analysis must be available free of charge and easily accessible to the public and on the Health Insurance Exchange website. 

The Department of Health must include in the report, or in a separate report, comparative information on agreed upon measures of quality for routine and preventive care, and the treatment of diabetes, heart disease and other conditions.  The comparative information required must compare results for health facilities or institutions, a clinic’s aggregate results for a physician in a practice with 5 or more other physicians, and a geographic region’s aggregate results for a physician who practices with fewer than 5 physicians.

The Department may publish this information directly or through one or more nonprofit community-based health data organizations.  The Department must identify 5 new quality measures to be added to the report each year.  Any report that is prepared must be submitted to a neutral, non-biased entity before publication for validation.  The Committee must use the quality measures agreed upon by a neutral, non-biased entity consisting on providers and payers.  However, if the entity does not establish quality measures, the Department select the appropriate quality measures to be used.  The Department may not compare individual facilities or clinics if the Department determines that the data cannot be validated, does not reflect nationally recognized measures, or does not represent a sufficient case mix.

Current as of June 2015