HHS emPOWER Program Platform
HHS emPOWER Program. (2023). HHS emPOWER Program Platform.
Partners ranging from public health authorities to first responders and community organizations can access and use emPOWER’s publicly available tools, which includes the HHS emPOWER Map, REST Service, and emPOWER AI, which provides monthly updated de-identified total at the national, state, territory, county and ZIP Code levels for Medicare beneficiaries currently enrolled in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Fee-For-Service (Parts A/B) or Medicare Advantage (Part C). It also provides monthly updated totals who have had an administrative claim for one or more life-maintaining or saving electricity-dependent durable medical and assistive equipment (DME) and devices. Public health authorities and their approved partners can use the HHS emPOWER Emergency Planning Dataset, which is a restricted tool that provides monthly total counts of Medicare claims by electricity-dependent DME and devices, health care services, and also at-risk combinations of these data at state, territory, county, major metropolitan areas, District of Columbia, and ZIP Code levels. In the event of an incident, emergency or disaster, an authorized public health authority may submit an official request for the restricted and secure HHS emPOWER Emergency Response Outreach Dataset to conduct life-saving assistance and response outreach health activities. For detailed information on the types of DME and devices, health care services, and at-risk combinations, access the Quick Data Reference Guide.