National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS)

Workshop on the Predictability Roadmap for Updating and Adopting Standards and Operating Rules   

—— Tentative Agenda——

Department of Health and Human Services
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Ave, SW Room 800
Washington, DC 20201

Meeting Transcript

Monday, August 21, 2017

Workshop Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of this workshop is to bring experts together from the standards development, operating rule authoring entity, federal government and industry, to collaborate on ideas to improve the update and adoption process. The objective is to build on strengths and best practices to identify opportunities for change to create paths to more predictable standards/operating rule update processes that will enable health plans, providers, clearinghouses and their trading partners to more effectively plan for implementation of new versions of standards and operating rules.    

Tentative Agenda

Individuals participating in the workshop have been invited to do so, as representatives of the standards development organizations, operating rule authoring entity and Designated Standards Maintenance Organization named in regulation by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Individuals attending the workshop in person are welcome to participate in the workshop.

8:30 a.m. Sign In  
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry

  • Co-Chairs and Facilitator
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Discovery

  • Directions
  • Partner Conversations
  • Table Discussion
10:00 -11:00 a.m. Dream

  • Brainstorming
  • Table Discussion
  • Report out to group
11:00 a.m. Break  
11:10 – 12 p.m. Design (part 1)

  • Brainstorming
  • Narrowing ideas
  • Prototype Development
12 noon Break for lunch  
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Design Prototype development work continues  
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Design Presentations  
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Destiny

  • Brainstorming
  • Narrowing ideas
  • Presentations
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Group Discussion of Destiny ideas of all tables  
3:30 p.m. Public Comment  
3:45 p.m. Closing and Next Steps  


NCVHS conducted informal information gathering with the SDOs and ORAE in advance of the workshop, to gather baseline information about each organization’s governance, update procedures, participation, pilot testing, fees, strengths and barriers. A comparison grid of this information will be published as part of the final summary report.

NCVHS Meetings:
Sept 13-14

NCVHS Hearings/Workshops:
Sept 11-12, 2017, Next Generation Vital Statistics Hearing
November 28-29, 2017?

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