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Knowledge Center Member Advisory: CMS Puts Patients Over Paperwork with New Rule that Addresses the Prior Authorization Process January 15, 2021 WEDI believes the Final Rule issued by CMS is an important step towards improving administrative transactions such as prior authorization and effective and secure data flow between patients, providers, and payers. As we have…

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Knowledge Center Episode 18: Traversing the Waves of Telehealth with Amwell’s Big Kahuna, Roy Schoenberg January 11, 2021 Matthew opens the new year talking with Roy Schoenberg, President and CEO of Amwell and one of healthcare’s most influential people. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Matthew and Roy discuss the emergence last year of telehealth; how…

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Knowledge Center A Framework for Implementing Telehealth January 6, 2021 Providers need to determine which telehealth capabilities are right for their practice and patients by defining the population(s) with whom they can be most successful when delivering care virtually. A Framework for Implementing Telehealth Back to Knowledge Center Categories Articles Comment Letters Podcasts Press Releases…

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Knowledge Center Comment Letter: CMS Rules to Reduce Administrative Burden and Improve the Prior Authorization Process January 4, 2021 Submitted via the Federal Regulations Web Portal, www.regulations.gov RE: Medicaid Program; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Reducing Provider and Patient Burden by Improving Prior Authorization Processes, and Promoting Patients’ Electronic Access to Health Information for…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Welcomes the Biden Administration December 23, 2020 On behalf of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), I would like to take this opportunity to extend our congratulations on your election victory and introduce you to our organization. As you begin to develop the new Administration’s health care priorities, we offer our…

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Knowledge Center Episode 17: WEDI Chair Jay Eisenstock December 21, 2020 Matthew closes 2020 with a great conversation with outgoing WEDI Chair Jay Eisenstock, principal of JE Consulting. Jay discusses the year in healthcare, his time leading WEDI’s board and how the association will help lead the industry through COVID, new interoperability rules and more.…

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Knowledge Center 2020 WEDI Awards December 18, 2020 Leadership in Volunteerism – The Andrew Melczer Award Named in honor of the late Andrew Melczer who committed his career to healthcare and devoted his life to helping, teaching, and sharing with others. This award recognizes an individual who has provided exemplary service by giving their time…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Comments: New Rules to Address Prior Authorization and Reduce Burden on Patients and Providers December 15, 2020 WEDI a named advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), is a frequent commenter on administrative simplification…

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Knowledge Center Episode 16: One on One with Dr Donald Rucker, National Coordinator, ONC December 14, 2020 We are honored to welcome Dr. Donald Rucker, National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to the show this week. We discuss ONC’s latest work on supporting interoperability, the effect of COVID-19 on…

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Knowledge Center Say “Hey!” to Project US@ – a Unified Specification for Address in Health Care December 7, 2020 The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in collaboration with Health Level 7 (HL7), the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), and X12 (along with the other standards development organizations (SDOs)…

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