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FHIR R4 Coming to the Blue Button 2.0 API
The Interoperability and Patient Access final rule requires CMS-regulated payers to implement and maintain a secure, standards-based Patient Access API using Health Level 7® (HL7)...
­Get Just the Claims Data You Need
The Blue Button 2.0 API team is excited to announce feature enhancements that will enable third-party partner applications to request only the claims data they...
­Check Out Updates to the Developer Documentation
Recently there has been an increase in questions on the Blue Button 2.0 Google Group about a ‘500 error’ when using the Test Client. A...
Blue Button 2.0 API Update
12/27/2019 Update Update – December 27, 2019: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has conducted a full review of Blue Button 2.0, corrected...
Ensuring Beneficiary Privacy and Security Through New Application...
As adoption of the Blue Button 2.0 API (BB2.0 API) grows, the CMS Blue Button 2.0 team continues to look at ways to improve the...
Giving Beneficiaries More Granular Choice of Data Sharing...
Update: 09/02/2020 As of 9/10/2020 the beneficiary demographic filter has been released and is now live. As adoption of the Blue Button 2.0 API (BB2.0...
Sandbox Users! We are Changing the Patient Identifier...
On July 22nd, the Blue Button 2.0 team will make a change to apply a minus sign prefix to the Patient Identifier, the FHIR ID,...
List of Production Applications Integrated with Blue Button...
On Tuesday, February 12th at HIMSS19, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced the publication of the list of the production applications connected to the Blue Button...
More Frequent Prescription Data Updates
Developers, you asked if we could update Part D prescription claims more frequently than monthly. We heard you! We are pleased to announce that Medicare...
Introducing Native Mobile App Support
Introducing Native Mobile App Support We are excited to announce a new feature for the Blue Button 2.0 API: Native Mobile App Support. A Standards-based...
Install a Ruby on Rails Client App
Installing a Client App Using Docker We’ve added to our portfolio of sample client applications. This is the third in a series of posts in...
Install an Angular Client App
This is the second in a series of posts in which we work step-by-step through installing, configuring, and running our new sample applications. Today we...
BBDC18 Roadmap Q&A
Over the past several weeks the Blue Button 2.0 team had been reviewing feedback from our developer community about new features you would like to...
Install a Spring Boot Client App
As we prepared for our first Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference we wanted to add to our portfolio of sample client applications. Check out our...
More Sample Client Applications
In one of our early blog posts we provided links to a couple of sample client apps. We recognized that it is often easier to...
Update to Developer Documentation
The Google Support forum is a vibrant place. We are always monitoring comments and questions there. A question that has come up on a number...
Delving in to Blue Button 2.0 Data
The Blue Button 2.0 API publishes detailed claims information for a beneficiary. As a developer I want to be able to understand the data and...
Blue Button 2.0 at HL7 FHIR DevDays
On June 19th, 2018 the Blue Button 2.0 API is being featured in one of the tutorial sessions at the HL7 FHIR DevDays conference in...
Blue Button 2.0 Implementation Guide
The Blue Button 2.0 team is continually working to improve the Blue Button 2.0 API and the supporting documentation. When the API was announced at...
Speed up data transfers
The Blue Button 2.0 Team continues to look at performance improvements for the Blue Button 2.0 API. The ExplanationOfBenefit resource can involve a large amount...
Install a Django Client
In a previous blog post we covered how to install a Node.js client application. In this post we will cover installing a Python3/Django application to...
How Beneficiaries Authorize an App
Updated Feb 8, 2021 This post has been updated with corrected content. One of the frequent questions we get is: How does a beneficiary grant...
Install a Node.js Application
As we prepared to launch our Production Blue Button 2.0 API we wanted to test the API from the perspective of a third-party client application....
Sample Client Applications
It is often easier to take a sample application and modify it to meet the needs of a project, rather than building something from scratch....
Welcome to the Blue Button 2.0 Blog
Welcome! You have found the Blue Button 2.0 Blog. We hope you find the content useful. This is a place where The Blue Button 2.0...