New CMS Medicare Certification will Further Enhance WHA Information Center Data and Analytics

May 06, 2021

The Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center (WHAIC) has passed the Phase 2 requirements related to Data Security and Corrections and Appeals and has met the requirements to be compliant under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Qualified Entity Certification Program (QECP). What does this mean? The QECP enables organizations like WHAIC to receive Medicare Parts A and B claims data and Part D prescription drug event data for use in evaluating provider performance. WHAIC is one of only 32 organizations in the country, and the only hospital association, to receive this designation.
“This data will truly enhance our already robust data sets,” said WHAIC Vice President Jennifer Mueller. “Meeting the rigorous standards of the QECP is also a feather in the cap of the Information Center, and it is a testament to our ability to handle big data in a very secure and compliant environment.”
WHAIC will continue to work on the final steps in the QECP process and expects to be in receipt of this new data in the coming months.

This story originally appeared in the May 06, 2021 edition of WHA Newsletter