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IMPORTANT: DO NOT COPY & PASTE FROM YOUR PSS: The purpose of the elements in the IG Proposal is different. The IG Proposal should not talk about the "project" at all.

The displayed contents below this line is the outline for a resource proposal

For additional guidance on considerations for IG creation, refer to FHIR IG Considerations

Payer Coverage Decision Exchange

Owning work group name

Financial Management

Committee Approval Date:

Please enter the date that the committee approved this IGproposal

Publishing Lead

Paul Knapp

Contributing or Reviewing Work Groups


FHIR Development Project Insight ID


Scope of coverage

This IG will provide a FHIR standard for exchanging, at member request, current treatments/support, conditions, guidelines (commercial), and supporting documentation for a payer member with a new payer when the member moves from one covered payer to another. This is to support the "treatment portability" described in the CMS Interoperability NPRM from March 3, 2019.

Scope should consider numerous aspects of breadth of scope, including:

  • Subject: Human vs. non-human vs. non-patient (e.g. lab bench medicine)
  • Disciplines: Environmental Health, Palliative, Respiratory, Psychology, Maternity, Clinical Research
  • Delivery environment (Community, Geriatric, Home care, Emergency, Inpatient, Intensive, Neonatal, Pediatric, Primary)
  • Locale: Country, region

Content location

Proposed IG realm and code


Maintenance Plan

Da Vinci project intends to provide ongoing support of this implementation guide.

Short Description

Payer coverage decision exchange will promote continuity of treatment when a member moves from one covered payer to another without increasing provider burden or cost to the member. Member-authorized sharing of treatment, conditions, authorizations, relevant guidelines and supporting documentation.

Long Description

1(-2) paragraphs describing the purpose/scope of the IG in more detail for inclusion in the version history - this is content that will be used in your IG's equivalent of this: Again, this must describe the IG from the perspective of an implementer scanning a registry, it should not talk about the project and should NOT be copied from the PSS.

Involved parties

This implementation guide has been developed by U.S. Payer organizations as part of the Da Vinci project.

Expected implementations

Da Vinci payer members in response to the details in the CMS final rule

Content sources

Requirements are drawn from payer organizations as part of the Da Vinci initiative.

Example Scenarios

1. General: An Authenticated Member at their old Health Plan will be able to use an OAuth2.0 authorization to permit their New Health Plan to access the old Health Plan's FHIR API to access the member's payer coverage decisions using a superset of profiles defined in this guide, US Core and Da Vinci Health Record Exchange (HRex) Profiles. 2. Specific: A member that is currently receiving home oxygen therapy will be able to exchange supporting documentation form the prior payer to the new payer to avoid, where possible, discontinuation of the current treatment, payment out of pocket, and/or need for a provider to submit documentation that is currently available to the previous plan. 2. Specific: A member that is currently receiving step therapy for diabetes will be able to exchange supporting decisions, prior treatment, guidelines and documentation form the prior payer to the new payer to avoid, where possible, a need to restart treatment that has deemed ineffective and/or need for a provider to submit documentation that is currently available to the previous plan.

IG Relationships

This project will reference, where possible the "standards" defined by the Health Record exchange (HRex) Framework Implementation Guide which in turn will utilize prior work from US Core and R4. In addition, this guide will refer to the Payer Data Exchange (PDex) Implementation Guide since it uses the same member directed exchange methods and clinical content standards for the Payer to Payer exchange described in PDex.


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When IG Proposal Is Complete

When you have completed your proposal, please send an email to

FMG Notes