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8. The ACO undertakes not to disclose information derived from patient data, even if the information does not contain direct identifiers, if the information can be used alone or in combination with other data to infer the identity of an individual. 10. The ACO undertakes to report to CMS any breach of personal data from the CMS data file(s), the loss of such data or disclosure to an unauthorized person by telephone or e-mail within one hour. 2. The COA may only use Patient Data for the purposes set out in the Data Use Agreement. Tips for the contact change process related to the data use agreement. 1. CMS (the Covered Entity) retains ownership rights in the Patient Data provided to the COA. If you are a company participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program as a Medicare Responsible Care Organization («ACO»), your ability to access Medicare patient data depends on your signing of the CMS Data Use Agreement (the «Data Use Agreement»). Just as covered companies, business partners, and subcontractors should read and fully understand their BAAs, Medicare OCAs need to ensure that they are aware of several provisions of the Data Use Agreement that are stricter than the provisions normally included in a BAA, which may come as a surprise.
Here are ten provisions of the Data Use Agreement that are worth considering, whether you`re a medicare ACO or another business partner or processor, as they may reappear in one form or another in the «Super BAA» of the future: 3. The ACO can only grant access to patient data if authorized by CMS. 4. The COA agrees that within the COA and its agents, access to patient data is limited to the minimum amount of data and the minimum number of persons necessary to achieve the stated purposes. 5. The ACO will only retain the patient data (and any derivative data) for one year or up to 30 days after the conclusion of the purpose specified in the data use agreement, whichever comes first, and the ACO must destroy the data and send cms a written confirmation of destruction within 30 days. NOTE: For research DUAs (RIF only), this action must be processed via ResDAC (www.resdac.org) Contact Changes for CMS Contractor and Limited Data Set (LDS) DUAs Requests to add or remove multiple people/organizations from a DUA can be submitted via email. However, for changes to more than one DUA, a separate email must be submitted for each DUA number. Only the applicant or depositary listed in the DUA can initiate a change of contact. The only exception is when the applicant and the custodian bank(s) are no longer part of the organization. In this case, an appropriate contact with the applicant`s organization may submit the application with the following text: «All persons currently listed in the DUA (i.e. the applicant/depositary) are no longer associated with the organizations listed in this DUA.» 7.
The COA recognizes that it is prohibited to use unsecured telecommunications, including the Internet, to transmit individually identifiable information from patient records that can be identified or derived by the Bidder. Contact changes for CMS Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organization (ACO) DUAs Contact changes for other DUAs (Research DUA (RIF only), CMS Sponsored Programs, Oversight, etc.) 9. The ACO is committed to following CMS`s guidelines on removing cell size (which state that no cells with 10 or less can be displayed). Posted by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) If you are an ACO MSSP, please submit the DUA changes to SharedSavingsProgram@cms.hhs.gov. The recent release of the HIPAA/HITECH «Mega Rule» or «Omnibus Rule» has provided bloggers and lawyers like us with many topics for analysis and debate, as well as tools to get covered companies, business partners, and subcontractors to implement hipAA/HITECH(«BAA») compliant business partnership agreements. It is also a reminder to read pre-existing BAAs and ensure that the regulations accurately describe how and why protected health information («PHI») should be created, received, retained and/or transmitted. HHS strives to make its websites and materials accessible to the widest possible public, including persons with disabilities. We are in the process of making some documents available retroactively. If you require assistance in accessing an accessible version of this document, please contact Section 508 Support. CMS contractors and LDS applicants must process DUA applications in EPPE. Instructions on how to make contact changes can be found on the contractor`s website or on the LDS website. 6.
The COA must put in place administrative, technical and physical safeguards that meet or exceed the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. CMS Data Disclosures and Data Use Agreements (DUAs): Contact Changes to a Data Use Agreement (DUA) involve the addition or deletion of a person or organization listed in the DUA. There are three rolls on a DUA:. . . .