Submitted by Lynda S Hoeksema on 2022-04-29 PACIO Update re: data elements under Level 2 Functioning The PACIO Community (Post-Acute Care Interoperability) leadership wishes to update the ONC/USCDI with current efforts relating to several of the data elements under the USCDI level 2 data class of Functioning (Functional Status, Disability Status, and Mental Function). The PACIO community recognized the value of creating data models (like Gravity’s SDOH) that allow for expansion across multiple domains. As a result, PACIO created a new FHIR Implementation Guide (IG) for the general term “Functional Performance” and will test it at the May 2022 HL7 Connectathon. This IG consolidates PACIO’s prior published IGs (STU1) “Cognitive Status” and “Functional Status”. The PACIO group is also considering adding data elements of communication, swallowing, and hearing to the “Functional Performance” IG currently under development. Currently the Functional Performance IG data structures focus on observation/assessment data. However, possibilities for future expansion could be considered as the work matures. The concept of “Functional Performance” encompasses both an individual’s abilities (positive strengths) and disabilities (impairments) across all types of functioning. The PACIO Community examined and incorporated the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a conceptual framework that underpins this new PACIO Functional Performance IG. PACIO’s current work focuses on ICF “Body Functions” including mental functions, sensory functions (including hearing), voice and speech functions, and ingestion functions (swallowing). Current PACIO focus for ICF “Activities and Participation” functions include Learning and Applying Knowledge, Communication, Mobility, and Self-care.