External data source

External data source means a data source that -
(1) Is generated, maintained, or under the control of a State Medicaid agency;
(2) Is reliable and transparent;
(3) Maintains data that, for purposes of the process described in paragraph (c) of this section, are readily available and accessible to the requesting hospital, comparison hospitals, and CMS; and
(4) Maintains or generates data that, for purposes of the process described in paragraph (c) of this section, are accurate, complete, and objectively verifiable.

Source

42 CFR § 411.362


Scoping language

None
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