View all text of Subjgrp 191 [§ 480.101 - § 480.109]

§ 480.104 - Procedures for disclosure by a QIO.

(a) Notice to accompany disclosure. (1) Any disclosure of information under the authority of this subpart is subject to the requirements in § 480.105 relating to the providing of a notice of the disclosure.

(2) Disclosure of confidential information made under the authority of this subpart, except as provided in § 480.106, must be accompanied by a written statement informing the beneficiary that the information may not be redisclosed except as provided under § 480.107 that limits redisclosure.

(b) QIO interpretations. A QIO may provide a statement of comment, analysis, or interpretation to guide the beneficiary in using information disclosed under this subpart.

(c) Fees. A QIO may charge a fee to cover the cost of providing information authorized under this subpart. These fees may not exceed the amount necessary to recover the cost to the QIO for providing the information.

(d) Format for disclosure of public information. A QIO is required to disclose public information (§ 480.120(a)(6)) only in the form in which it is acquired by the QIO or in the form in which it is maintained for QIO use.

(e) Medicare provider number. A QIO must include the provider identification number assigned by the Medicare program on information that CMS requests.

[50 FR 15359, Apr. 17, 1985. Redesignated at 64 FR 66279, Nov. 24, 1999, as amended at 69 FR 49267, Aug. 11, 2004]