Articles by HHS/ONC/CMS Communications

HHS Announces New Administration Staff Appointments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the Biden-Harris Administration appointments. The appointments represent both an experienced and diverse team committed to President Biden’s mission to end the COVID-19 pandemic, expand affordable health care and reduce costs, and advance equity.

Deadline: 2020 Medicare PI Data Submission

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the deadline to submit 2020 data for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program to April 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET. Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program participants are required to register and attest through the QualityNet Secure Portal.

QPP eCQM Annual Update

CMS has published the Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Annual Update Pre-Publication Document, which describes changes in the standards and code system versions used in the updated eCQMs for potential use in CMS quality reporting programs for the 2022 reporting/performance period.

ONC Announces New Synthetic Health Data Challenge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced the launch of the Synthetic Health Data Challenge. Synthetic health data is realistic (but not real) health record data that contains a complete medical history from birth to death.