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Announcements


July 30, 2019, Washington, D.C.
The CARIN Alliance is excited to announce the private sector released the CARIN Blue Button Button® data model and draft implementation guide as part of the White House Blue Button Button® Developers Conference. The CARIN Blue Button Button® draft implementation guide includes more than 240 claim data elements that have been agreed on by multiple regional and national health plans. These data elements are included in what we are calling the common payer consumer data set or CPCDS. We have taken these data elements and mapped them to HL7® FHIR® resources to better assist health plans implement the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access proposed rule. Read the full announcement here.

Overview


The CARIN Alliance

The CARIN Alliance is a non-partisan, multi-sector alliance co-founded by David Blumenthal, David Brailer, Aneesh Chopra, and Mike Leavitt. The Alliance is led by distinguished risk-bearing providers, payers, consumers, pharmaceutical companies, consumer platform companies, health IT companies, and consumer-advocates who are working collaboratively with other stakeholders in government to overcome barriers in advancing consumer-directed exchange across the U.S.

Our Vision

Our vision is to rapidly advance the ability for consumers and their authorized caregivers to easily get, use, and share their digital health information when, where, and how they want to achieve their goals. Specifically, we are promoting the ability for consumers and their authorized caregivers to gain digital access to their health information via non-proprietary application programming interfaces or APIs. We envision a future where any consumer can choose any application to retrieve both their complete health record and their complete coverage information from any provider or plan in the country.

What is Consumer-Directed Exchange?

Consumer-directed exchange occurs when a consumer or an authorized caregiver invokes their HIPAA Individual Right of Access (45 CFR § 164.524) and requests their digital health information from a HIPAA covered entity (CE) via an application or other third-party data steward.

Workgroups


Health Plan Workgroup 

  • Objective: Develop a consumer payer data set (similar to Blue Button Button® 2.0) and corresponding implementation guide for the set of resources that payers can display to consumers via a FHIR API
  • Charter: CARIN Blue Button Button® and Health plan workgroup charter
  • Work in Development: CARIN Blue Button Button® Implementation Guide (this is still in process and should not be viewed as final) and the PSS for CARIN Blue Button ® 


Consumer-facing Real-time Pharmacy Benefit Check Workgroup: 


Join the CARIN Alliance

To learn more about CARIN, or explore opportunities to participate in our activities, please contact us or visit our website.


Key Contacts


Board Members and Participants


Project Contacts

Name

Title

Organization

Role

Email

Ryan HowellsPrincipalLeavitt Partners

Program Manager

Ryan.Howells@leavittpartners.com
Dave LeeDirectorLeavitt Partners

Policy, Real-time Pharmacy Benefit Check, Trust Framework workgroups

David.Lee@leavittpartners.com
Mark RobertsAssociateLeavitt Partners

Contracting, Membership, Mailing Lists, Meeting Invites, Quarterly Meetings, Health Plan and Policy workgroups

Mark.Roberts@leavittpartners.com
Lauren WardSenior AssociateLeavitt Partners

Digital Identity and Trust Framework workgroups

Lauren.Ward@leavittpartners.com
Pooja BabbrahSenior ConsultantPoint of Care Partners

Lead for the CARIN Consumer-facing real-time pharmacy benefit check implementation guide

Pooja.Babbrah@pocp.com
Amol Vyas
Technical ArchitectCambia Health Solutions

Lead for the CARIN Blue Button implementation guide

Amol.Vyas@cambiahealth.com


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