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5/30/2017 - CMS is pleased to announce improvements to the Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF) to include timely Medicare Advantage (Part C) enrollment information and Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) enrollment information. While the MBSF has always included all Medicare beneficiaries, the updated MBSF “Base (A/B/C/D) Segment” includes enrollment information for beneficiaries enrolled in Part C and Part D, as well as those in traditional Medicare (Parts A and B).

The new MBSF “Base (A/B/C/D) Segment” replaces the MBSF “Base (A/B/D) Segment.” Beginning May 22nd, 2017, all MBSF base segments, including those with data for prior years, will be in the new ABCD format. CMS will also be updating the Cost & Use segment and will post a notice when these updated files are available. Updated data dictionaries for the ABCD segment are available at the CCW website.


5/30/2017 - CMS recently updated the Research Identifiable File (RIF) claims layout to Version K. Version K includes several new variables, such as additional provider information. For more information on the new variables in Version K, please see the updated record layout available for download at the following link: https://www.ccwdata.org/web/guest/data-dictionaries.

All shipments of Medicare claims data, regardless of the year of data shipped, will reflect the new layout. Please contact your QECP Program Manager via the QECP Helpdesk (support@qemedicaredata.org) with any questions.


3/22/2017 - CHPI releases its first public report using QE Medicare Data.


1/3/2017 – THC releases its first public report. The Health Collaborative has released its first public performance report. The report includes QE Medicare data for 3 measures, includes data from 9 different payers, and covers more than 70 primary care practices in Ohio and Kentucky.

9/30/2016 - Updated versions of the QECP Operations Manual and Appendices have been released


7/7/2016 – Updated FAQs and tip sheets (FAQ 46) released reflecting recent program changes.


7/1/2016 - Register now for the upcoming 7/8/2016 webinar discussing the permissible uses of QE data under the QE Program!


7/1/2016 - CMS announces the release of the Final Rule to implement Section 105 of MACRA.


6/3/2016 - 2016 Operations Manual released.


1/29/2016 - CMS announces the NPRM to Implement Section 105 of MACRA.


1/20/2016 – New Standard Measure list released . The QECP team has released an updated list of measures considered standard under the QE program.

12/18/2015 – Q Corp releases its second public report . Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation has released its second clinic-level public report that includes QE Medicare data. The report covers the entire state of Oregon.


9/30/2015 – Q Corp releases its second statewide report . Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation has released its second state-level report for Oregon that includes QE Medicare data.


7/10/2015 – 2015 Operations Manual released.


7/30/2015 – New Standard Measure list released . The QECP team has released an updated list of measures considered standard under the QE program.


5/15/2015 – HealthInsight releases its second public report . HealthInsight has released its second public performance report. The report includes QE Medicare data for three quality measures and covers portions of New Mexico.

11/17/2014 – HealthInsight releases its first public report including Medicare FFS data for 3 community rates!


10/2/2014 – 2014 Operations Manual released


8/26/2014 – Q Corp releases its first public provider performance report that includes Medicare FFS data! ( Q Corp Press Release and CMS Blog )


6/17/2014 – CMS certifies HCCI as the first national QE!


4/14/2014 – CMS Announces its First QE CBE: NCQA!


8/6/2013 – CMS announces 4 additional QEs!

8/6/2013 – CMS announces 4 additional QEs!


7/31/2013 – The Medicare Data Sharing Program was recently highlighted in two publications prepared by The Commonwealth Fund and Health Affairs Blog.


2/20/2013 – QECP is on Twitter. Follow us at @QEMedicareData.


1/17/2013 – QE CBEC accepting applications.

11/21/2012 – CMS announces the first 3 QEs!


11/16/2012 – QECP Application Process 2012/13.


1/9/2012 – QECP accepting applications.

12/7/2011 – Data Sharing rule released.



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