Create a solution
to predict health outcomes.
Win $1,000,000.

The CMS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Health Outcomes Challenge is an opportunity for innovators to demonstrate how AI tools – such as deep learning and neural networks – can be used to predict unplanned hospital and skilled nursing facility admissions and adverse events.

Partnering with the American Academy of Family Physicians and Arnold Ventures, the CMS AI Health Outcomes Challenge will engage with innovators from all sectors – not just from healthcare – to harness AI solutions to predict health outcomes for potential use in CMS Innovation Center innovative payment and service delivery models.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FACT SHEET

For additional information on the challenge, please reference the Fact Sheet.

PRESS RELEASE 10/30/19

For additional information on the challenge, please reference the 10/30/19 Press Release.

PUBLIC NOTICE

For additional information on the challenge, please reference the Public Notice.

Informational webinar

Missed the webinar? Download the presentation here.

View the recorded webinar here.

CONTACT

Email cmsaichallenge@sensisagency.com for more information

CHALLENGE OBJECTIVES

  1. Use AI/deep learning methodologies to predict unplanned hospital and SNF admissions and adverse events within 30 days for Medicare beneficiaries, based on a data set of Medicare administrative claims data, including Medicare Part A (hospital) and Medicare Part B (professional services).

  2. Develop innovative strategies and methodologies to: explain the AI-derived predictions to front-line clinicians and patients to aid in providing appropriate clinical resources to model participants; and increase use of AI-enhanced data feedback for quality improvement activities among model participants.

Timeline

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
LAUNCH STAGE

Opened on March 27, 2019, to the general public. Entrants each completed an online application and submitted a brief slide deck providing information about the submitting entity and their proposed solution.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
June 19, 2019, 4:00pm EDT
LAUNCH STAGE APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED
June 19, 2019, 4:00PM EDT 

The Launch Stage application period closed June 19, 2019.

June 19, 2019, 4:00pm EDT
October 30, 2019
STAGE 1 
October 30, 2019

CMS announced 25 Participants to advance to Stage 1 on October 30, 2019.

October 30, 2019
November 2019

STAGE 1

STAGE 1 PARTICIPANTS SUBMIT REQUESTS FOR LIMITED DATA SET (LDS) BY
November 2019
November 2019
Winter 2020
CMS PROVIDES LDS FILES TO STAGE 1 PARTICIPANTS QUALIFIED TO RECEIVE THE DATA BY
Winter 2020
Winter 2020
July 2020
PARTICIPANT STAGE 1 PROJECT PACKAGES DUE
July 2020
July 2020
October 2020
CMS ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS THAT WILL MOVE ON TO STAGE 2 (“FINALISTS”) BY
October 2020
October 2020
November 2020

STAGE 2

STAGE 2 FINALISTS SUBMIT REQUESTS FOR LDS FILES WITH ADDITIONAL DATA BY 
November 2020
November 2020
January 2021
FINALIST STAGE 2 PROJECT PACKAGES DUE
January 2021
January 2021
April 2021
CMS ANNOUNCES AWARDEES BY
April 2021
April 2021

*Dates Subject to Change*

PRIZES

$1,650,000

Total Prize Purse

LAUNCH STAGE

25 participants
continue to Stage 1

STAGE 1

Seven finalists progress to Stage 2
and receive awards of $60,000

STAGE 2

One winner will receive $1,000,000
and the runner-up will receive $230,000

*Prize Amounts Subject to Change*

HOW TO ENTER

Enter the CMS AI Health Outcomes Challenge in Four Easy Steps:

1

GET SMART
on the problem, the submission requirements, and the judging criteria

2

REGISTER
for the challenge on the register page

3

WATCH
the informational webinar held on April 18, 2019.

4

SUBMIT
your application by
June 19, 2019 at 4:00PM EDT.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Learn about the criteria used to evaluate applications. 

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