BCDA supplements ACOs' insight into their assigned beneficiary populations with Medicare claims data.
BCDA enables ACOs to make claims data requests more often - once a week.
BCDA offers Medicare claims data in a format that is aligned with a healthcare interoperability standard and the CMS interoperability rule.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are Claim and Claim Line Feed (CCLF) files going away?
2. Can my ACO use BCDA?
- Currently, all Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs are able to use BCDA. Please generate BCDA credentials using the ACO Management System (ACO-MS).
- BCDA is evaluating support for models developed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. If your ACO is interested in using BCDA, please contact your respective model. As additional ACO models are able to use the API, we will share information on this website and in BCDA's Google Group.
- You don't need credentials to use the sandbox environment. All ACOs and their vendor partners are encouraged to try the API in the sandbox environment with synthetic data.
3. How can I share my feedback?
The Latest & Greatest from BCDA!
Version 2 of the Beneficiary Claims Data API (BCDA V2) is now live for production use. BCDA will support all functionality for both V1 and V2 of the API for the foreseeable future. However, because BCDA V2 conforms to the FHIR R4 specification and follows the CARIN Implementation Guide, your organization may want to switch over to ensure you’re aligned with the latest industry standard.
If you wish to transition your implementation to utilize BCDA V2 endpoints instead of V1, simply replace ‘v1’ in API call URLs with ‘v2’. For more information, see the Building Your Application page or explore the CMS V2 API FAQ Documentation. The BCDA Data Dictionary has also been updated with V2 FHIR data mapping information. For more information, please visit the Understand the Data Page.