Create a solution
to predict health outcomes.
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.
PRESS RELEASE 10/30/19
- 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).
- 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.
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.
LAUNCH STAGE APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED
June 19, 2019, 4:00PM EDT
The Launch Stage application period closed June 19, 2019.
October 30, 2019
CMS announced 25 Participants to advance to Stage 1 on October 30, 2019.
STAGE 1 PARTICIPANTS SUBMIT REQUESTS FOR LIMITED DATA SET (LDS) BY
CMS PROVIDES LDS FILES TO STAGE 1 PARTICIPANTS QUALIFIED TO RECEIVE THE DATA BY
PARTICIPANT STAGE 1 PROJECT PACKAGES DUE
CMS ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS THAT WILL MOVE ON TO STAGE 2 (“FINALISTS”) BY
STAGE 2 FINALISTS SUBMIT REQUESTS FOR LDS FILES WITH ADDITIONAL DATA BY
FINALIST STAGE 2 PROJECT PACKAGES DUE
CMS ANNOUNCES AWARDEES BY
*Dates Subject to Change*
continue to Stage 1
Seven finalists progress to Stage 2
and receive awards of $60,000
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:
on the problem, the submission requirements, and the judging criteria
for the challenge on the register page
your application by
June 19, 2019 at 4:00PM EDT.
Learn about the criteria used to evaluate applications.