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Knowledge Center WEDI Comments: Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support, and Remove Barriers to, Coordinated Care and Individual Engagement May 6, 2021 WEDI is pleased to submit the following comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) entitled, “Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support, and Remove…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Comments: No Surprises Act April 20, 2021 WEDI has submitted the letter linked below to HHS Secretary Becerra. The letter describes the level of WEDI support for the No Surprises Act as an important step towards increased transparency and removing financial hurdles for patients towards the goal of improving the delivery of…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Letter to The Honorable Xavier Becerra April 6, 2021 As the collective voice of the health care industry on health IT issues, we offer you our best wishes for great success as HHS Secretary and look forward to continuing our important partnership. Read the entire letter linked below. WEDI Letter to The…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Letter to CMS on Prior Authorization/Interoperability Regulation February 26, 2021 Nancy Spector, as WEDI Board Chair, sent this letter to Elizabeth Richter, Acting CMS Administrator. As the agency is currently reviewing the Prior Authorization and Interoperability regulation, this communication outlined our strong support for adoption of standards that will improve critical communications between payers,…

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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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