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Knowledge Center WEDI Comments: Final Rule – Medicaid Program…. February 26, 2021 RE Final Rule: 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 Medicaid Managed Care Plans, State Medicaid Agencies, CHIP Agencies and CHIP Managed Care…

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Knowledge Center WEDI 2020 Annual Report January 27, 2021 A message from WEDI’s CEO, Charles Stellar 2020 has met the criteria for being a challenge to our health care delivery system and unfortunately for the loss of lives that the pandemic has created. Amid so many crises, we have seen our health care community rise…

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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 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 Comment Letter: Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (RIN 0991- AC24) December 7, 2020 WEDI is 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), a frequent commenter on administrative…

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Knowledge Center Patient Identity & Matching comment letter to ONC September 4, 2020   WEDI’s comment letter to Dr. Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS regarding the technical and operational methods to improve patient identity and matching.  Our comments based, on membership input, are provided to ONC as they develop their report to…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Comments: Health Breach Notification Rule August 20, 2020 The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in response to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) regulatory review and request for public comment concerning the 2009 Health Breach Notification (HBN) Rule (85 Fed. Reg. 31085). WEDI Comments: Health Breach…

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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 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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