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2008-2009 Regulatory Agendas

90-590
Maine Health Data Organization

AGENCY UMBRELLA UNIT NUMBER: 90-590
AGENCY NAME: Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO)

CONTACT PERSON: Debra J. Dodge, 151 Capitol Street 102 State House
Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0102. Tel: (207) 287-6722, debra.j.dodge@maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2008-2009 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 10: Determination of Assessments (Routine Technical)
STATUTORY BASIS: 22 M.R.S.A., 8704, sub-4 and 8706, sub-2.
PURPOSE: These rules may be amended to correct minor technical changes and for clarification
purposes.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Spring 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: All Maine health care providers and all non-profit hospital and medical service organizations, ambulatory services and surgery facilities, health insurance carriers, health maintenance organizations and third-party administrators of health benefits plans administered for employers.

CHAPTER 50: Prices for Data Sets, Fees For Programming and Report Generation, Duplication Rates (Routine Technical)
STATUTORY BASIS: 22 M.R.S.A., 8704, sub-4; 8706, sub-2A.
PURPOSE: These rules may be amended to revise the schedule of fees to purchase health data that is available from the MHDO.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Spring 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: All parties who request, access, and utilize data from the MHDO.

CHAPTER 120: Release of Information to the Public (Major Substantive)
STATUTORY BASIS: 22 M.R.S.A., 8704, sub-4 and 8707
PURPOSE: The rules may be amended to correct minor technical changes and for clarification purposes.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Spring 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: All parties who request, access, and utilize data from the MHDO and all parties who submit data to the MHDO.

CHAPTER 125: Health Care Information that Directly Identifies an Individual (Routine Technical)
STATUTORY BASIS: 22 M.R.S.A., 1711-C, sub-1-E and 8704, sub-4
PURPOSE: These rules may be amended to define or list additional health care information deemed to be direct identifiers of individuals.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: All parties who have access and utilize data from the MHDO and all parties
who submit data to the MHDO.

CHAPTER 241: Uniform Reporting System For Hospital Inpatient Data Sets and Hospital Outpatient Data Sets (Routine Technical)
STATUTORY BASIS: 22 M.R.S.A., 8704, sub-1 and 4 and 8708
PURPOSE: These rules will be amended to change the requirements of existing data elements, reflect new modes of reporting the required data sets, and to correct errors in the technical appendices. Timelines, record formats and submittal requirements may also be modified.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Spring 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: All Maine hospitals that submit health-related data to the MHDO.

CHAPTER 243: Uniform Reporting System For Health Care Claims Data Sets (Routine Technical)
STATUTORY BASIS: 22 M.R.S.A., 8704, sub-1 and 4, and 8708
PURPOSE: These rules will be amended to correct errors in the technical appendices and to add new data elements.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Spring 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: All Maine licensed health insurance carriers, health maintenance organizations, and carriers that provide only administrative services for plan sponsors, and third-party administrators of health benefits plans administered for employers or a plan sponsor that pay claims for Maine residents.

CHAPTER 270: Uniform Reporting System For Health Care Quality Data Sets (Major Substantive)
STATUTORY BASIS: 22 M.R.S.A., 8704, sub-4 and 8708-A
PURPOSE: These rules may be amended to revise language to clarify citations to references. In accordance with the provisions of 22 M.R.S.A, 8708-A, the modification of the rules must be coordinated between the Maine Quality Forum and the Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Spring 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: All health care practitioners.

CHAPTER 280: Filing Requirements For Prescribers Seeking Confidentiality Protection (Routine Technical)
STATUTORY BASIS: 22 M.R.S.A. 8704, sub-4 and 8713
PURPOSE: This rule may be modified based upon the outcome of Federal District Court proceedings.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Spring 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: All Maine prescribers

CHAPTER 300: Uniform Reporting System for Hospital Financial Data (Routine Technical)
STATUTORY BASIS: 22 M.R.S.A., 8704, sub-4 and 8709, sub-1-A
PURPOSE: These rules may be amended to revise the standardized accounting template and/or amend
other financial data requirements submitted to the Maine Health Data Organization.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: All Maine hospitals.

CHAPTER 630: Uniform System for Reporting Baseline Information and Restructuring Occurrences Relevant to the Delivery and Financing of Health Care in Maine (Routine Technical)
STATUTORY BASIS: 22 M.R.S.A., 8704, sub-4 and 8710
PURPOSE: These rules may be amended to revise the provisions for filing information to the Maine Health Data Organization regarding major structural changes relevant to the restructuring of hospitals and their parent entities in Maine.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: All Maine hospitals and their parent entities

CHAPTER 700: Criteria and Standards For Price Lists at Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (Routine Technical)
STATUTORY BASIS: 22 M.R.S.A., 1718 and 8704, sub-4
PURPOSE: This rule may be repealed based on the outcome of repealing governing authority in Title 22.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Prior to October 2009
AFFECTED PARTIES: All hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and consumers of health care.