CMS Connectathon

A US government Use Case Only Event

January 7-8, 2020   •   Baltimore, MD

Thank you to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for cohosting the first ever joint HL7/CMS FHIR Connectathon and to HL7 for continued support of this government agency, the single largest payer for healthcare in the United States. The agency seeks to adopt the HL7 FHIR standard to advance information exchange between patients, payers and providers. This Connectathon event is now open for registration and will focus on preparing CMS stakeholders and influencers as they expand knowledge of, and access to, HL7 FHIR solutions that impact payers in the US marketplace.

Connectathon participants will have the opportunity to join FHIR subject matter experts as they refine implementation guides, and see first-hand how the development of FHIR solutions takes place. Participants at the HL7/CMS FHIR Connectathon will be able to watch the standard at work as Implementation Guides that impact US healthcare payers come to life through use cases such as Payer to Provider Data Exchange, Prior Authorization Support, Payer Alerts, and Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Reporting. Participants will be able to join specific tracks and learn to build FHIR resources or choose to observe testing and progress of Da Vinci Project Implementation Guides and Reference Implementations.

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General Information

Who Should Attend?

  • Developers, programmers, managers, analysts and CMS employees who want to better understand APIs and the HL7 FHIR specification. Those including FHIR solutions in their projects, or interested in hands on experience with FHIR to build knowledge for the future.
  • HL7 FHIR Implementers looking to validate and test reference implementations or other solutions based on Da Vinci Implementation Guides using AEGIS Touchstone Test Scripts.
  • Da Vinci Community members from Provider organizations, EHR vendors or Payers and their support systems that want to advance their work.
  • HL7 FHIR Community members that want hands on experiencing building FHIR resources or FHIR implementation guides.
  • Public interested in hands on coding with FHIR to learn more about emerging Implementation Guides, Tools, and workflows.


NOTE: Foreign National Visitors must have one of the following two pieces of identification to be admitted to the facility: (1) a United States Permanent Resident Card (USCIS Form I-551) permitting you to work and live in the United States permanently which is valid as of (Date of Event) Ex: January 7-8, 2020, or (2) a state-issued driver's license which is valid as of January 7-8, 2020.



No food or beverage will be provided. Participants may purchase meals in the venue cafeteria or at one of several local restaurants.

How Do I Register?

Register Online

Online registration is available until 5:00 PM E.T. on January 6, 2019 or until limited space is filled. There will be no onsite registration. 

Please contact Sandy Vance, HL7 Connectathon Administrator at if you have questions about this event. 

Advance Registration/Payment

There is no cost for this event.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

For more information, please contact the Director of Meetings at: +1 (734) 677-7777 or


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Event Fees


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  • Non-Member Pricing