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HHS Guidance Submissions

On October 9, 2019, the President issued Executive Order (EO) 13891 entitled Promoting the Rule of Law through Improved Agency Guidance Documents (84 FR 55235). The EO requires HHS to establish a single, searchable, indexed database that contains links to all of HHS's guidance documents currently in effect. Guidance documents come in a variety of formats, including interpretive memoranda, policy statements, manuals, bulletins, advisories, and more.

On August 20, 2020, HHS published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to issue regulations governing the agency's release and maintenance of guidance documents. See 85 FR 51396. These regulations should, if finalized, help to ensure that the public receives appropriate notice of new guidance and that the Department's guidance does not impose obligations on regulated parties that are not already reflected in duly enacted statutes or regulations lawfully promulgated under them. HHS has issued a Request for Information soliciting comments relating to the Department's current compliance with Executive Order 13891, and in particular, seeks specific feedback about potential opportunities to improve and ensure the Department's compliance with, and best practices relating to, the legal obligations governing the appropriate issuance of guidance. Comments are due on October 12, 2020 and should be submitted electronically to GuidanceRFI@hhs.gov.

DISCLAIMER: The contents of this database lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law (including Medicare Advantage Rate Announcements and Advance Notices) or as specifically incorporated into a contract.  The Department may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on the guidance repository, except to establish historical facts.

HHS Guidance

Title Subtitle OpDiv/StaffDiv Sort descending Guidance Status Issue Date
D6. What is the difference between a Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Product Number and a CMS EHR Certification ID? Guidance for CHPL Product Number and CMS EHR Certification ID Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
#12 Question [09-10-012-2] Guidance for How many clinical quality measures (CQMs) must EHR technology be capable of calculating in order to get certified Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
#28 Question [11-12-028-1] Guidance for certifying 2014 Edition Complete EHRs to both of the mandatory certification criteria at 45 CFR 170.314(g)(1) and (g)(2) Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
#44 Question [12-13-044-1] Guidance for retesting and/or recertification everytime a certified Complete EHR or certified EHR Module is patched or updated Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
CCG15A6 This Certification Companion Guide (CCG) is an informative document designed to assist with health IT product development. The CCG is not a substitute for the 2015 Edition final regulation. It extracts key portions of the rule’s preamble and includes subsequent clarifying interpretations. Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
CCG15B7 This Certification Companion Guide (CCG) is an informative document designed to assist with health IT product development. The CCG is not a substitute for the 2015 Edition final regulation. It extracts key portions of the rule’s preamble and includes subsequent clarifying interpretations. Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
CCG15D10 This Certification Companion Guide (CCG) is an informative document designed to assist with health IT product development. The CCG is not a substitute for the 2015 Edition final regulation. It extracts key portions of the rule’s preamble and includes subsequent clarifying interpretations. Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
CCG15G5 This Certification Companion Guide (CCG) is an informative document designed to assist with health IT product development. The CCG is not a substitute for the 2015 Edition final regulation. It extracts key portions of the rule’s preamble and includes subsequent clarifying interpretations. Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
B8. What is gap certification? Guidance for Gap Certification Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
D6. What is the difference between a Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Product Number and a CMS EHR Certification ID? Guidance for CHPL Product Number and CMS EHR Certification ID Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
This Guidance Portal contains 29551 documents.