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WEDI Submits Comments to NIST on Cybersecurity Resource Guide

Knowledge Center WEDI Submits Comments to NIST on Cybersecurity Resource Guide September 23, 2022 WEDI responsed to the publication in July 2022 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 21 NIST SP 800-66r2 ipd “Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule: A Cybersecurity Resource Guide.” WEDI appreciates…

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WEDI Submits Letter to CMS on Administrative Simplification Guidance

Knowledge Center WEDI Submits Letter to CMS on Administrative Simplification Guidance August 9, 2022 WEDI submitted comments in response to the publication by CMS of administrative simplification guidance in the areas of: (i) Covered Entities’ responsibility for ensuring Business Associates’ compliance with HIPAA regulations; and (ii) Health plans’ payment of health care claims using Virtual…

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WEDI Submits Letter to HHS on No Surprises Act

Knowledge Center WEDI Submits Letter to HHS on No Surprises Act June 30, 2022 The No Surprises Act, signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, was an important step toward increased transparency and removing a significant financial challenge for patients. WEDI has identified an important data exchange issue, the convening…

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WEDI Comments to NCVHS on the Standardization of Information for Burden Reduction and Post-Pandemic America

Knowledge Center WEDI Comments to NCVHS on the Standardization of Information for Burden Reduction and Post-Pandemic America June 24, 2022 WEDI has submitted the linked letter below in response to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Standards Subcommittee Listening Session entitled Standardization of Information for Burden Reduction and Post-Pandemic America “Convergence 2.0”…

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CAQH, HL7, NCPDP, X12 and WEDI Send Joint Letter on Administrative Standards

Knowledge Center CAQH, HL7, NCPDP, X12 and WEDI Send Joint Letter on Administrative Standards June 8, 2022 This joint letter was sent to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra from the HIPAA-designated Standards Development Organizations and Operating Rules Entity (CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange, Health Level Seven, National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, Workgroup…

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WEDI Comments on Amended HITECH Act

Knowledge Center WEDI Comments on Amended HITECH Act June 6, 2022 WEDI submitted a comment letter to the HHS Office for Civil Rights in response to the agency’s Request for Information entitled Considerations for Implementing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. Use the link below to download the full comment letter. WEDI…

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WEDI Submits Comments to NIST

Knowledge Center WEDI Submits Comments to NIST April 25, 2022 WEDI submitted comments in response to the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Request for Information: Evaluating and Improving Cybersecurity Resources: The Cybersecurity Framework and Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management. Use the link below to read the full comment letter. WEDI Submits Comments to NIST…

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WEDI Comment Letter on ONC ePA RFI

Knowledge Center WEDI Comment Letter on ONC ePA RFI March 25, 2022 WEDI submitted comments in response to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s “Request for Information: Electronic Prior Authorization Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria” Use the link below to view the full comment letter. WEDI Comment Letter on ONC ePA…

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WEDI Joint Letter on 3rd Party Apps and Patient Data

Knowledge Center WEDI Joint Letter on 3rd Party Apps and Patient Data March 25, 2022 WEDI joined with the Confidentiality Coalition on a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on the issue of third-party apps and the security of patient health…

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WEDI Comments on RFI regarding national health security threats, challenges, and promising practices

Knowledge Center WEDI Comments on RFI regarding national health security threats, challenges, and promising practices March 14, 2022 The response from WEDI focuses on the following four critical issues that we believe the health care industry will face over the next five years: (i) Cybersecurity intrusions (malware and ransomware); (ii) the security threat from third-party…

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