42 CFR § 422.153 - Use of quality improvement organization review information.
CMS will acquire from quality improvement organizations (QIOs) as defined in part 475 of this chapter data collected under section 1886(b)(3)(B)(viii) of the Act and subject to the requirements in § 480.140(g). CMS will acquire this information, as needed, and may use it for the following functions:
(a) Enable beneficiaries to compare health coverage options and select among them.
(b) Evaluate plan performance.
(c) Ensure compliance with plan requirements under this part.
(d) Develop payment models.