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PI Events

Beginning in 2019, all eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, dual-eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) are required to use 2015 edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to meet the requirements of the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Programs. Note that the requirements for eligible hospitals, dual-eligible hospitals, and CAHs that submit an attestation to CMS under the Medicare PI Program were updated in the 2019 IPPS final rule.

Promoting Interoperability Programs Webinars

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosts regular webinars to educate the healthcare community about topics related to the Promoting Interoperability Programs (PI). During these events, CMS program experts provide updates on program changes, requirements, and deadlines; upcoming events; and new resources. Program experts also reserve time at the end of each webinar to address audience questions.

For questions about upcoming webinars or previous events, please e-mail:

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Coming Soon 

  • There are currently no upcoming webinars. We will update this section when new webinars and trainings are announced.

Previous Webinars

  • 2019 IPPS Final Rule and Changes to the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program
    • Click here for the webinar presentation
    • Click here for the webinar transcript
  • Click here for 2016 Presentations.

Vendor Workgroup

Led by CMS program experts, the Vendor Workgroup features monthly webinars and Q&A sessions designed to provide updates, give technical assistance, and address questions or concerns related to CMS quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs. Topics range from meeting program and certification requirements, to issues that could affect health IT companies and their products, such as tools and standards used in conjunction with electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) development, implementation, and submission.

Health IT vendors providing Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT), quality reporting tools, or service may sign up by sending an email to Please include your name, company, title, email, phone, address, and the health IT/quality reporting products you manage. If there are specifics on which you would like CMS to present, please include a description of the topic in your e-mail as well.

Vendor Workgroup Presentations

2019 Presentations

  • February 28, 2019 Vendor Workgroup Presentation – Includes updates on the 2019 CMS QRDA III IG Addendum, eCQI Resource Center – eCQM Annual Timeline and InfoTrac, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR), Collaborative Measure Development Workspace, Upcoming CMS Assessment Submission & Processing (ASAP) and Reporting System Enhancement for LTCHs (iQIES), and Quality Payment Program – Data Submission and Call for Measures

2018 Presentations*

  • December 13, 2018 Vendor Workgroup Presentation – Includes updates on the Quality Payment Program, Cypress Validation Utility and Calculation Check, and 2019 CMS QRDA III Implementation Guide, Schematron, and Sample Files.
  • September 20, 2018 Vendor Workgroup Presentation – Includes updates on the CMS Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Strategy Project, the eCQM Value Sets for the 2019 Reporting Period for Eligible Clinician, Eligible Professional, and Hospital Quality Reporting Programs, EHR Reporting Program Request for Information, Hospital IQR Program eCQM Reporting, and various updates surrounding the Quality Payment Program.
  • August 23, 2018 Vendor Workgroup Presentation – Includes updates on the Quality Payment Program, 2018 CMS QRDA III Implementation Guide for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals, FY 2019 Medicare IPPS and LTCH Final Rule, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, and Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC), as well as Post-Acute Care Announcements, and a presentation on the CMS Data Element Library.
  • July 19, 2018 Vendor Workgroup Presentation – Includes updates on the Quality Data Model (QDM) v5.4 Standard, and various updates surrounding the Quality Payment Program.
  • May 24, 2018 Vendor Workgroup Presentation – Includes updates on eCQI Resource Center, Direct Referenced Codes, Technical Release Notes, and the annual update for 2019 reporting/performance overview, an update on OCR Cybersecurity and Breach resources, and information on the Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Name Change.

*For access to 2016 and 2017 presentations from previous workgroups, click 2016 or 2017.

*For previous year presentations before 2016, click here.

HIMSS Conference & Exhibition

CMS joins the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) along with more than 40,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors each year at the HIMSS Conference & Exhibition to participate in various educational and networking opportunities related to health information technology. Each year, CMS hosts educational and office hour sessions, that provide a unique opportunity for industry stakeholders to interact personally with agency representatives and receive the most up-to-date information on CMS’ programs and requirements.

HIMSS 2019

CMS attended the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando from February 11-February 15, 2019.