Health Care Cost Institute Qualified Entity Program

​HCCI and NORC are implementing the first nationally certified "Qualified Entity" that has full access to national Medicare claims data for reporting on the costs and quality of health care services. The NORC Data Enclave is being used to securely house CMS Medicare Parts A, B, and D claims data (2012-2015), and facilitate linking other payer data to evaluate the performance of providers, services, and suppliers. Through this effort, the Data Enclave will hold 100 percent of the nation's traditional Medicare claims data and about 40 percent of Medicare Part D prescription drug claims data.