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WEDI Provides Comments and Recommendations on the Common Agreement

Knowledge Center WEDI Provides Comments and Recommendations on the Common Agreement October 21, 2021 WEDI commends the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) for the release of the proposed elements of the Common Agreement for the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) and for…

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WEDI Letter to Lisa J. Pino, JD, Director of the Office for Civil Rights

Knowledge Center WEDI Letter to Lisa J. Pino, JD, Director of the Office for Civil Rights October 1, 2021 WEDI congratulates Lisa J. Pino, JD on her appointment as the Director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Given her background as the New York State Department…

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WEDI Submits Comments on QHIN and TEFCA

Knowledge Center WEDI Submits Comments on QHIN and TEFCA September 17, 2021 WEDI submitted a formal letter to the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) in response to the draft Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN) framework, a key component of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC’s) Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).…

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WEDI Comments on the Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part 1

Knowledge Center WEDI Comments on the Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part 1 September 8, 2021 WEDI is pleased to submit the following comments in response to the Interim Final Rule with Comment (IFR) entitled, “Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part 1,” published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2021. We believe that the…

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WEDI Testifies at the NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards Listening Session

Knowledge Center WEDI Testifies at the NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards Listening Session August 25, 2021 The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Standards Subcommittee held a listening session on Healthcare Standards Development, Adoption and Implementation. Nancy Spector, WEDI Board Chair, presented the WEDI testimony to NCVHS on the “Information exchange and HIPAA present day challenges…

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WEDI Letter to Secretary Becerra on the NSA – AEOB Issue

Knowledge Center WEDI Letter to Secretary Becerra on the NSA – AEOB Issue August 19, 2021 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. As the compliance date soon approaches, WEDI has…

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WEDI Comment Letter to NCVHS on Healthcare Standards Development, Adoption and Implementation

Knowledge Center WEDI Comment Letter to NCVHS on Healthcare Standards Development, Adoption and Implementation July 30, 2021 WEDI is pleased to submit the following letter in response to the Request for Public Comment (RPC) from the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Standards Subcommittee entitled “Healthcare Standards Development, Adoption and Implementation” published on…

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Letter to CMS on the WEDI EFT/ERA Survey Results

Knowledge Center Letter to CMS on the WEDI EFT/ERA Survey Results June 23, 2021 WEDI developed the EFT/ERA survey questions instrument through our Remittance Advice and Payment Subworkgroup with CMS staff participating. The intent of the survey was to gather information on enhanced services and additional fees charged for receiving the ERA via the X12…

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WEDI Letter to The Honorable Chiquita Brooks-LaSure

Knowledge Center WEDI Letter to The Honorable Chiquita Brooks-LaSure June 1, 2021 On behalf of our members, we offer our best wishes for great success as CMS Administrator and, as the collective voice of the health care industry on health IT issues, WEDI looks forward to continuing our important partnership with your agency. To read…

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WEDI Comments: Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support, and Remove Barriers to, Coordinated Care and Individual Engagement

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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