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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 407. Procedures for the Submission of Health Maintenance Organization Quality of Care Performance Information

12VAC5-407-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Board" means State Board of Health.

"Commissioner" means the State Health Commissioner.

"Consumer" means any person (i) whose occupation is other than the administration of health activities or the provision of health services; (ii) who has no fiduciary obligation to a health care institution or other health agency or to any organization, public or private, whose principal activity is an adjunct to the provision of health services; or (iii) who has no material financial interest in the rendering of health services.

"Department" means the Virginia Department of Health.

"Health maintenance organization" or "HMO" means any person who undertakes to provide or to arrange for one or more health care plans pursuant to Chapter 43 (§ 38.2-4300 et seq.) of Title 38.2 of the Code of Virginia.

"HEDIS" means the Health Employer Data and Information Set, also known as the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set, a set of standardized performance measures collected and maintained by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

"NCQA" means the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

"Nonprofit organization" means a nonprofit, tax-exempt health data organization with the characteristics, expertise, and capacity to execute the powers and duties set forth for such entity in Chapter 7.2 (§ 32.1-276.2 et seq.) of Title 32.1 of the Code of Virginia and that enters into a contract for the compilation, storage, analysis, and evaluation of data pursuant to Chapter 7.2 of Title 32.1.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-276.5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 26, eff. October 8, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 8, eff. February 1, 2016.

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