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Medicare and Medicaid's Blue Button API has been taken offline. The API allows third party applications to access Medicare claims data. On December 4, 2019, an API partner reported "a data anomaly with the Blue Button 2.0 API". The agency expects that less than 10,000 beneficiaries are affected.
The FCC has introduced a new API for its Lifeline program. The Lifeline program provides discounts on phone service to low-income consumers. The API makes it easier for carriers to verify consumer eligibility through the FCC. In turn, eligible consumers will have a simpler enrollment process.
The United States Justice Department launched an online portal that provides users with information on lobbyists working on behalf of foreign governments. The portal includes a new API that allows developers to programmatically analyze the myriad data provided.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Government, and Background. Highlights include the RAWG vidoe game database API and TypingDNA API for authenticating users via typing biometrics. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Victoria, Australia has announced a number of API-centric government resources that it's pitching as tools to help drive innovation and creative use of government data. The resources include a data integration framework, API design standards, an API Gateway, and the Victoria Developer Portal.
Global payments giant Visa is hosting a three-day hackathon beginning on May 3 that calls on developers to build apps that can help small businesses better prepare for and recover from natural disasters using APIs from the Visa Developer Platform, FEMA and business continuity planners.
While brick-and-mortar shopping is not dead, it certainly isn't surviving without it's eCommerce counterparts. Powering eCommerce technology are Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs. Here, we take a look at some notable eCommerce APIs that can be found in the ProgrammableWeb directory.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, News Services, and Authentication. Featured APIs include an API for Instagram content publishing for businesses and an API for public records and government transparency. Here's a look at what is new.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs has announced its first Health API. The Health API adds to VA's growing suite of APIs as the agency looks to become more technology driven and API-first. The Health API will help Veterans gain better access to and control over their private health data.
Carroll Publishing, a government contact data-delivery service, recently published the GovSearch API, exposing the company’s directory of over 260K government contacts. The database includes contacts from over 40,000 government agencies.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently faced with the reality that their legacy system, one that processes 4% of the US GDP, needed to be modernized for a number of reasons. This is the story of what USDS is doing to address the situation and keep a mission critical system online.
Australia introduced a Consumer Data Right roughly a year ago. While the government plans to enforce the right in the banking sector first, no legislation has yet compelled implementation. Nevertheless, Data61 published a working draft standard for the core standard principles and a banking API.
Facebook created an API to fight abusive political ads. The Ad Archive API is being tested by a select group of researchers, academics, and publishers. Through the API, developers gain access to ad data including the ad creator, content, recipient, impressions, target demographic and more.
Hong Kong's government monetary authority recently released an Open API framework. Further, the government entity announced that it will launch an Open API next week. The framework includes a four phased approach that it expects Hong Kong banks to adopt in compliance with a roadmap.
How do you integrate data and services from a government that includes 85 agencies? In Singapore the answer is to create a whole-government API. Users benefit by only having to deal with a single interface while agencies are spared the job of coming together as a single entity.
ProPublica added lobbying data and bill-related press release data to its Congress API. Developers can request lobbying data tracked by the Clerk of the House and Representatives and the Secretary of State. If a press release mentions a bill or bill number, the API makes the release available.
Over 57 million Americans get their health insurance through Medicare. However, one barrier to significantly improved care has been the free flow of Medicare claims data between dissimilar systems. According to the US Digital Service however, version 2.0 of the Blue Button API should fix that.
If you want any kind of credit these days, you’re going to get assessed by one of the private credit bureaus for credit worthiness. These bureaus rely on data from past and present creditors to evaluate your position. What they’re missing, however, is information from the IRS.
Software developed by the US government is technically in the public domain. But without clear direction on how to handle the public domain issue or what that means for using an open source license, agencies are often unclear on how to open source software and reap the benefits of re-using code.
PSMA Australia, a public company owned by federal, state and territory governments in Australia and that distributes location data, today announced the release of an API that provides access to data for buildings in Australia. The Buildings API offers data on more than 8.8 million buildings.