The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) are federal agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that play important roles in protecting the health and safety of Americans as they engage with the U.S. healthcare system. The agencies share responsibility for overseeing the organ donation, procurement, and transplantation system.

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many shortcomings in our health care system, especially the ability to quickly share and use reliable data to better understand the health needs of all people across the country. This need for more accessible data is why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) remains committed to making health care data flow more freely and securely among payers, providers, and patients by laying the foundation to foster a more connected health care system.