CARIN Consumer Directed Payer Data Exchange (CARIN IG for Blue Button®)
1.0.0 - CI - STU1 Update - Peer Review

CARIN Consumer Directed Payer Data Exchange (CARIN IG for Blue Button®), published by HL7 Financial Management Working Group. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 1.0.0). This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions



This implementation guide describes the CARIN for Blue Button® [*] Framework and Common Payer Consumer Data Set (CPCDS), providing a set of resources that payers can display to consumers via a FHIR API. See the Table of Contents for more information.

Changes for the STU Update (since V1.0.0 - STU1)

This proposed STU Update addresses several fixes, technical corrections, errata, and clarifications listed below. They have been reviewed and voted on by the members of the HL7 Financial Management WorkGroup which is sponsoring this errata release and reconciliation of the comments.

The Peer Review scope for this STU Update only includes the changes listed below. Interested parties are free to comment on any part of the IG, but those not regarding the issues below will be considered for future versions. Once peer reviewed and comments are processed, the version will be incremented to an STU Update version 1.1.0. To make a comment on the STU Update:

  1. Create a new Jira tracker (New trackers can be made by clicking on the link in the page footer entitled “Propose a change” and clicking the "Create" button on top)
  2. Select “US CARIN Blue Button (FHIR)” as the Specification and fill in other relevant information.
  3. Include the related Jira issue in the "Related Issues" section on the "Advanced" tab.

The following issues are addressed in this release:



The CARIN Consumer Directed Payer Data Exchange Implementation Guide is also known as the CARIN IG for Blue Button® Implementation Guide. This IG was developed using FHIR Shorthand syntax and the SUSHI tookit, a free, open source toolchain from the MITRE Corporation. Valuable guidance on FSH and FHIR slicing was provided by Chris Moesel. The capability statements were developed with tools and valuable guidance from Eric Haas.

[*]Blue Button, the slogan, 'Download My Data,' the Blue Button Logo, and the Blue Button combined logo are registered service marks owned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.