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Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement

June 17, 2019

As ONC further develops their approach to advancing interoperability, we encourage the collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as industry stakeholders such as WEDI. As an advisor to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a multi-stakeholder organization comprised of health plans, providers, vendors and SDOs, WEDI offers the structure for intra-industry collaboration. WEDI has proven leadership engaging the industry to address the most impactful changes of our time, including the National Provider Identifier, ICD-10, health claim attachments and prior authorization.

WEDI supports establishing a framework for the trusted exchange of electronic health information. The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement is another phase of ONC’s efforts to advance interoperability across the United States (U.S.) health care system in support of the access, exchange and use of electronic health information. This letter focuses our comments on those provisions specifically of interest to WEDI’s membership.

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