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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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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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Knowledge Center Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement June 17, 2019 As ONC further develops their approach to advancing interoperability, we encourage the collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as industry stakeholders such as WEDI. As an advisor to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services…

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Knowledge Center Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act May 28, 2019 As an advisor to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a multi‐stakeholder organization comprised of health plans, providers, vendors and SDOs, WEDI offers the structure for intra‐industry collaboration. WEDI has proven leadership engaging the industry to address the…

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Knowledge Center NCVHS Predictability Roadmap December 4, 2018 In response to the draft recommendations presented at the September 14, 2018 NCVHS meeting, WEDI held a Policy Advisory Group (PAG) to provide a forum for health care industry stakeholders to convene and discuss in detail the draft recommendations, calls to action and measurements identified by the…

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Knowledge Center ICD-10 Post-implementation Survey Results May 2, 2016 WEDI has been conducting ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS (ICD-10) readiness surveys since 2009 to gauge the status of industry implementation progress. On Oct. 1, 2015, the industry converted to ICD-10 in what some have called a non-eventful transition. In order to assess why the transition went so well and…

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Knowledge Center Recommendations to Enhance the Transition to ICD-10 July 30, 2015 In its advisory role under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) periodically brings to the attention of the Department of Health and Human Services issues related to Administrative Simplification and related areas…

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