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As patients move throughout the healthcare system, providers often struggle to gain and maintain a complete picture of their patients’ medical history. Data at the Point of Care (DPC) aims to fill these gaps in care by providing Medicare Fee-For-Service claims data to providers in a structured and standardized format.
  • Get More Data

    Learn about new diagnoses, medications, completed procedures, and preventive items on your patients' visits to other clinics, including urgent care, hospitals, and ER visits.
  • Manage Less Paperwork

    Facilitate seamless transitions of care across provider teams by sharing a fuller picture of the patient's care.
  • Improve quality of Care

    Spend less time tracking down patient records or relying on the patient's memory for their medical history. Spend more time delivering better care and addressing patient needs during the visit.
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Wellness Checks

Maria, a 68-year-old Medicare beneficiary, recalls getting the first dose of her shingles vaccine at her local pharmacy earlier this year, but she can't remember when she went. Her provider uses data from DPC to see when Maria got her shot, and if she's ready for her second dose.

Population Analytics

Elena, a diabetes care coordinator, manages the care of dozens of patients with chronic conditions. She uses DPC data to stay informed and perform analytics on recent clinic visits, hospital admissions, procedures, and medication refills for her entire population of patients.

About the DPC Pilot

The DPC Pilot starts with Health IT implementers, who are asked to test and develop a solution using synthetic data in the sandbox environment before applying for access to Medicare Fee-For-Service claims data in production. The DPC Sandbox and Production environments are subject to breaking changes throughout the pilot phase as DPC incorporates research findings and user feedback.
The DPC API leverages the industry-standard HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), which allows providers and implementers to incorporate Medicare claims data into the Health IT software and clinical workflow. This allows a timely and standardized reference of data that is accessible to all who are involved in a beneficiary’s care.

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How can I get my healthcare organization involved?

Providers at healthcare organizations can get involved by using the provided resources below. In order to receive claims data for Medicare beneficiaries, the DPC API requires a partnership between providers and their Health IT team to develop and design a solution that seamlessly integrates with the Health IT software. This capability empowers providers to request claims data directly through the Health IT software and gain insight into patient records within the existing workflows utilized at the point of care.

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Other CMS FHIR-based APIs

DPC is one of several CMS APIs that offer Medicare claims data sharing in FHIR format.

Check out these other CMS APIs for more information:
The Beneficiary Claims Data API helps Alternative Payment Model participants working to provide high quality, coordinated care by simplifying their access to bulk Medicare Part A, B, and D claims.
Blue Button 2.0 API enables Medicare beneficiaries to connect their data through applications, services, and research programs they trust.
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The AB2D API provides stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) sponsors with claims data to enhance the use of medications and improve long term health of beneficiaries.