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On October 9, 2019, the President issued Executive Order (EO) 13891 entitled Promoting the Rule of Law through Improved Agency Guidance Documents (84 FR 552350). 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. Please note, the contents of this database do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or HHS policies.

HHS Guidance Submissions

Title Subtitle OpDiv/StaffDiv Guidance Status
Independence at Home Demonstration Performance Year 5 Fact Sheet Guidance for summary for PY 5 (10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017) financial results. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
MH Model Medicare Telehealth Regulations Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Guidance for MH Model participants on how updated Medicare telehealth regulations impact model requirements. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
Q1 2019 Webinar Factsheet Guidance for participants on the requirements for Quality Payment Program List submissions and the requirements and implications for eligible clinicians on the list. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
BPCI Advanced QPP Factsheet Guidance for how the definition of attribution-eligible beneficiaries is defined for BPCI Advanced under the Quality Payment Program for purposes of Qualifying Alternative Payment Model Participant determinations. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
OCM QPP Refresher Learning Event_Transcript_20200311 Guidance for transcript from webinar closed to the public and covering OCM and QPP topics. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
OCM QPP Refresher Learning Event_Slides_20200305 Guidance for slides from webinar closed to the public and covering OCM and QPP topics. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
2019 QRDA III Implementation Guide Guidance for information on the type of file and how to submit the file to QPP. [Final Version] Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
2020 QRDA III Implementation Guide Guidance for information on the type of file and how to submit the file to QPP. [Posted for Public Comment] Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
eCQM Reporting Guide Guidance for information on the measures and reporting requirements Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
2019 APM Incentive Payment Fact Sheet Guidance for fact sheet on the 2019 APM Incentive Payment Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final