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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department Of Health
Chapter 221. Regulations Governing Cooperative Agreements
12/2/2020

12VAC5-221-120. Technical advisory panel.

A. The commissioner shall appoint a technical advisory panel to provide (i) initial recommendations to the commissioner as to the quality, cost, and access measures and benchmarks to be considered to objectively track the benefits and disadvantages of a cooperative agreement and (ii) ongoing input to the commissioner on the evolution of these and other new measures and the progress of the parties with respect to achievement of commitments with respect to these measures.

B. The technical advisory panel shall consist of:

1. A representative of the Commissioner of Health who shall serve as chair of the panel;

2. The chief medical or quality officer or officers of the parties;

3. A chief medical or quality officer of a hospital or health system from other state market areas with no affiliation with the parties;

4. A chief medical or quality officer of a health plan that has subscribers in the affected area;

5. Experts in the area of health quality measurement and performance;

6. A consumer and employer representative from the affected area;

7. A representative from the Bureau of Insurance of the State Corporation Commission;

8. The chief financial officer or officers of the parties;

9. A chief financial officer of a hospital or health system from other state market areas with no affiliation with the parties; and

10. A chief financial officer of a health plan that has subscribers in the affected area.

C. The technical advisory panel shall meet at least on an annual basis.

D. The technical advisory panel shall identify evidence-based cost, quality, and access measures in areas, including population health, patient safety, health outcomes, patient satisfaction, access to care, and any other areas identified by the panel. The panel shall also make recommendations regarding how to best report performance on quality metrics.

E. The technical advisory panel meetings shall be staffed by the Virginia Department of Health Office of Licensure and Certification.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-12 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 34, Issue 01, eff. October 20, 2017.

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