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Knowledge Center NCVHS Meeting June 17-18, 2020 June 22, 2020 The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Virtual Meeting was held June 17-18, 2020. The agenda can be seen here. The meeting notes have been added to the Resources in the WEDI Member Center. If you are interested in becoming a WEDI Member, please contact…

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Knowledge Center Telehealth and COVID-19 April 20, 2020 The onset of the spread of COVID-19 and the declaration of the pandemic in March 2020 has spurred the interest in implementing telehealth services. Telehealth is a viable and proven platform through which to provide health care services to patients. The ability for patients to stay in…

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Knowledge Center Overcoming Barriers to the Broader Adoption of Telehealth April 9, 2020 Note: This paper was written during 2019 and early 2020 and is a summary of WEDI’s fall 2018 Barriers to the Broader Adoption of Telehealth survey and the industry’s on telehealth adoption between fall 2018 and January 2020. The paper does not…

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Knowledge Center COVID-19 Resources & Information Updated May 18, 2020 WEDI is providing the following links to resources related to COVID-19 (aka “coronavirus”).  We recognize that the information on COVID-19 is changing rapidly and hope these links can provide you with up-to-date information on privacy and security, telehealth, and other data exchange topics. Please remember…

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Knowledge Center Provider Adjustments (PLB) in the Electronic Remittance Advice (835) March 12, 2020 The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance and information on the functionality and usage of the Provider Adjustment Segment (PLB) within the electronic remittance advice (ASC X12N 835 transaction) for specific business use cases, as described in the appendices.…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Comments: 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan March 9, 2020 WEDI has reviewed the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan) released in January 2020. Overall, we support the high-level goals and objectives identified in the Strategic Plan. WEDI has specific…

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Knowledge Center ERA/EFT Reconciliation in Dentistry February 14, 2020 In dentistry, adoption of the 835 and EFT remains markedly low in comparison to other sectors of the health care industry. This Issue Brief is intended to educate, and to assist, industry stakeholders regarding efforts to solve these problems. ERA/EFT Reconciliation in Dentistry Back to Knowledge…

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Knowledge Center Claim Reporting for Appropriate Use Criteria for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging November 14, 2019 The purpose of this issue brief is to provide information regarding the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging program. The program requires actions to be taken by both ordering and rendering…

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Knowledge Center Comment Letter: NIST Privacy Framework October 25, 2019 On behalf of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of information technology to create efficiencies in health care information exchange. We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) proposed…

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Knowledge Center Comment Letter: Substance Use Disorder Patient Records Proposed Rule October 25, 2019 The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) appreciates the opportunity to comment on (SAMHSA’s) Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder-Patient Records Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Proposed Rule). We applaud SAMHSA for continuing to align the SUD regulations with advances in health care…

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