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  • WEDI Presents Testimony to NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards Regarding HPID

    by Samantha Holvey | May 05, 2017
    WEDI, the nation's leading authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, presented testimony before the Department of Health and Human Services, National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Subcommittee on Standards. Laurie Darst, Chair of WEDI Board of Directors, presented testimony concerning the future of the Unique Health Plan Identifier (HPID) under the Administrative Simplification provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

    WEDI represents a broad industry perspective of providers, clearinghouses, payers, vendors and other public and private organizations that partner to collaborate on industry issues. WEDI is named as an advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and we take an objective approach to resolving issues.

    Full Testimony

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Prior Authorization One of Several Key Topics Impacting the Healthcare Landscape to be Discussed at WEDI 2017

Apr 28, 2017, 11:00 AM

As the call for prior authorization reform continues to make headlines and drive high-level conversations among healthcare industry stakeholders, the discussion surrounding the topic will continue at WEDI 2017- Driving Solutions in a Changing Healthcare Environment – taking place May 15-18, 2017 in Los Angeles, Calif. Hosted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a trusted advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the event will feature two main sessions focusing on prior authorization.

WEDI President and CEO Charles W. Stellar, who recently joined a panel session at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Convention and Exhibition to discuss prior authorization pain points and how healthcare organizations need to engage in dialogue in order to help lessen payer and provider frustrations, will deliver remarks at the first prior authorization session taking place on Wednesday, May 17 while executives from Aetna and the American Medical Association will present at the latter.

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