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WAC 82-75-010

Purpose.

(1) Chapter 43.371 RCW establishes the framework for the creation and administration of a statewide all-payer health care claims database.
(2) RCW 43.371.020 directs the office of financial management to establish a statewide all-payer health care claims database to support transparent public reporting of health care information. The office shall select a lead organization to coordinate and manage the database. The lead organization shall also contract with a data vendor to perform data collection, processing, aggregation, extracts, and analytics.
(3) RCW 43.371.070 mandates that the director of the office of financial management adopt rules necessary to implement chapter 43.371 RCW. In addition, RCW 43.371.010 and 43.371.050 direct the adoption of specific rules by the director.
(4) The purpose of this chapter is to implement chapter 43.371 RCW, to facilitate the creation and administration of the Washington statewide all-payer health care claims database.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.371 RCW. WSR 16-04-068, ยง 82-75-010, filed 1/29/16, effective 2/29/16.]
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