Real-world testing of the CARIN Consumer Directed Payer Data Exchange (CARIN IG For Blue Button®)
The CARIN Alliance Health Plan Workgroup was organized to develop a FHIR-based API that could be sent to a consumer-facing application and was designed to answer the challenge for health plans to ‘meet or exceed’ the CMS Medicare Blue Button 2.0 capabilities. The CMS Medicare Blue Button 2.0 project provides over 53 million Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries access to their electronic claims information.
The CARIN Consumer Directed Payer Data Exchange Implementation Guide (CARIN IG For Blue Button®) was balloted in December for STU and comments are currently being addressed and resolved. Updates to the IG are being made to the continuous build once voted on and approved by the HL7 Financial Management Work Group.
The objectives of this track are:
Draft Track Schedule (all times PT)
Times and sessions are subject to change.
Thu, Jan 14
08:00 AM – 08:30 AM Kick off
08:30 AM – 09:30 AM CARIN IG Technical Overview
09:30 AM –10:00 AM Ask IG Leads Anything
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Lunch / Client-Server Testing
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Aegis Touchstone Overview & Q/A
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Overview of Draft Vision and Dental CPCDS and Mapping
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM CAQH Endpoint Directory Overview/Demo
03:00 PM – 04:00 PM Ask the SMART App Launch Developers Anything
04:00 PM – 07:00 PM Client-Server Testing
Fri, Jan 15
08:00 AM – 9:00 AM Client-Server Testing
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Examples Review
- Joel Hansen, Aetna/CVS
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Ask IG Leads Anything
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Lunch / Client-Server Testing
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM Demos/Lessons Learned From Servers & Clients / Client-Server Testing
02:30 PM – 3:00 PM Wrap-up and Report Out
Test an Implementation Guide
Submitting Work Group/Project/Accelerator/Affiliate/Implementer Group
Proposed Track Lead
Mark Roberts (co-lead) - email@example.com (zulip)
The target audience for will include payer organizations who may also be involved in the various DaVinci Tracks at the Connectathon.
Specification(s) this track uses
Artifacts of focus
Clinical input requested (if any)
Patient input requested (if any)
Payers and App Developers, among others. Please sign up here: https://bit.ly/CARIN-SignUp
Track Orientation Date
Track Orientation Details
Role 1 Sandbox API Server
Role 2 Client App Developer
Scenario: Sandbox user retrieves EOBs from the Sandbox server using the Client
CARIN IG for Blue Button® Overview
Google Doc with Server Endpoints
Security and Privacy Considerations
As per the guidance in the IG.
We held an Information Session to provide an overview of the CARIN track at the HL7 FHIR Connectathon on January 13-15. We also answered a number of questions that might be helpful as you prepare for the Connectathon.
A recording of the session can be found here: