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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

12VAC5-407-50. Reporting methods and exemption from reporting.

A. Every HMO with an active license in the Commonwealth shall be required to submit the HEDIS or any other quality of care or performance information set approved by the board unless granted a written exemption by the commissioner.

B. The following methods shall be used for data submission:

1. If the HMO submits data to NCQA, the commissioner may purchase HEDIS data or any other quality of care or performance information set from NCQA.

2. If the HMO does not submit data to NCQA, or the commissioner elects not to purchase HEDIS data from the NCQA, then the HMO shall submit the performance information sets approved by the board to the nonprofit organization in accordance with the timeframes established in 12VAC5-407-70.

C. An HMO may, in writing, petition the commissioner for an exemption. The commissioner, at his discretion, may grant a waiver from reporting the HEDIS or any other approved quality of care or performance information set. In considering a petition for waiver, the commissioner may give due consideration to the HMO's (i) sample size; (ii) number of covered lives; (iii) length of operating experience in Virginia; (iv) accreditation status with respect to NCQA or other national accrediting organizations; or (v) any other relevant factors he deems appropriate.

D. An HMO that can demonstrate that it does not meet NCQA's minimum sample size requirements to collect statistically valid information on at least 50% of the HEDIS effectiveness of care measures or performance information sets approved by the board shall be exempt from reporting the HEDIS quality of care or performance sets during the reporting period. The HMO shall submit documentation to the commissioner each reporting period to demonstrate that it meets the criteria for obtaining an exemption from reporting.

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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