On September 20, 2010, CMS is hosting a listening session to receive comments regarding implementation of section 10332 of the ACA, which authorizes the Secretary to release to qualified entities standardized extracts of Medicare claims data under Parts A, B, and D to evaluate the performance of providers and suppliers on measures of quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and resource use, effective January 1, 2012. The purpose of the listening session is to solicit input from potential stakeholders on key components of the design of the program, including: (1) eligibility criteria and the application process for qualified entities; (2) definition and selection of quality and performance measures; (3) data extraction and distribution process; and (4) data privacy and security requirements, including oversight. The registration deadline for the session is September 16, 2010, and the deadline for written comments on the topic is September 27, 2010.