Seven Elements of a Compliance Program
April 4, 2023
The Background to the Seven Elements
In 1991, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). WEDI had the objective of reducing administrative costs in the healthcare system by promoting electronic claims submission. It achieved its objective by requiring insurance carriers to reimburse healthcare providers more quickly for electronic claims than for paper claims, thus encouraging providers to submit more claims electronically.