National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

Subcommittee on Standards Listening Session on

Standardization of Information for Burden Reduction and Post-Pandemic America

“Convergence 2.0”

June 9, 2022

Virtual Meeting


Audio Recording:



Thursday, June 9, 2022

10:00 a.m. Welcome, Call to Order, Roll Call Rebecca Hines
NCVHS Executive Secretary/ Designated Federal Officer
10:05 a.m. Agenda Review & Review of Proceedings Rich Landen and Denise Love
Co-chairs, Subcommittee on Standards
10:10 a.m. CMS Standards Update Mary Greene, Director
Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics, CMS
10:30 a.m. Planning for Tomorrow’s Administrative
Interoperability Landscape

  • Convergence 2.0 Workplan Update &
Rich Landen and Denise Love, Co-chairs
11:00 a.m. Panel 1: Advance HIPAA Standards Adoption For
Administrative Transactions

Action Item for Consideration #1:
Update relevant HIPAA policies to allow the
adoption and use of more than one standard per
business function.

Action Item for Consideration #2:
Enable HIPAA covered entities to support multiple
versions of adopted standards for business

Action Item for Consideration #3:
Revise the standards exception process for HIPAA
covered entities who submit an application with
the required justification and business case to
automatically authorize them without waiting for

Moderator: Rich Landen
Reactor Panel 1

Kirk Anderson, Cambia Health
Terry Cunningham, AMA
Charles Jaffe, HL7
Jocelyn Keegan, Da Vinci Project
John Kelly, Edifecs
Gail Kocher, BCBSA
Patrick Murta, BehaVR
Heather McComas, AMA
Erin O’Rourke, AHIP
Arthur Roosa, HBMA
Cathy Sheppard, X12
Nancy Spector, WEDI
Sarah Tilleman, ADA
April Todd, CAQH CORE
Margaret Weiker, NCPDP

12:30 p.m. Public Comment for Panel 1 Rebecca Hines
NCVHS Executive Secretary/DFO
1:00 p.m. Break
1:30 p.m. Panel 2: Address Standards Integration And

Action Item for Consideration #4:
Identify options for improved integration of health
information standards, including base standards
plus standard development organization (SDO)
implementation guides, more broadly than at
present, and fostering relevant collaboration across
HHS Agencies and Offices (e.g., CMS, ONC, CDC, NIH, IHS) including State, Local, Tribal & Territorial Governments.

Moderator: Denise Love
Reactor Panel 2

Tom Giannulli, AMA
Julia Skapik, NACHC
Jennifer Stoll, OCHIN
Walter Suarez, Kaiser Permanente
Charles Jaffe, HL7

2:20 p.m. Public Comment for Panel 2 Rebecca Hines
NCVHS Executive Secretary/DFO
2:30 p.m. Panel 3: Measure the Value of Standards

Action Item for Consideration #5:
Develop and publish a guidance framework with recommended definitions, metrics, templates, and pilot test procedures, including methods for reporting on standards readiness, standards costs, results of real-world testing and metrics essential for evaluation of standards, to enable better measurement, management, and understanding of standards maturity, standards implementation success, and the net value of standards.

Moderator: Tammy Banks
Reactor Panel 3

Kirk Anderson, Cambia Health
David Degandi, Cambia Health
Alix Goss, HL7
Ed Hafner, WED
Jocelyn Keegan, Da Vinci Project
Erin O’Rourke, AHIP
Lauren Riplinger, AHIMA
Cathy Sheppard, X12
April Todd, CAQH CORE
Margaret Weiker, NCPDP

3:30 p.m. Public Comment for Panel 3 Rebecca Hines
NCVHS Executive Secretary/DFO
3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Discussion NCVHS Members
5:00 p.m. Public Comment Rebecca Hines
NCVHS Executive Secretary/DFO
5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjournment Denise Love, Co-chair
Subcommittee on Standards