Quality review study
Quality review study means an assessment, conducted by or for a QIO, of a patient care problem for the purpose of improving patient care through peer analysis, intervention, resolution of the problem and follow-up.
42 CFR § 480.101
Scope. This subpart sets forth the policies and procedures governing -
(1) Disclosure of information collected, acquired or generated by a Utilization and Quality Control Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) (or the review component of a QIO subcontractor) in performance of its responsibilities under the Act and these regulations; and
(2) Acquisition and maintenance of information by a QIO to comply with its responsibilities under the Act.