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Despite challenges ahead, ONC and industry more aligned than ever

Knowledge Center Despite challenges ahead, ONC and industry more aligned than ever January 18, 2023 The agency “has had a singular vision from the outset. They’ve gone through multiple administrations that had different perspectives on healthcare – ONC has stayed pretty consistent, driven by bipartisan legislation,” adds Rob Tennant, vice president of federal affairs for…

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STRUGGLING WITH GFES? REVENUE CYCLE LEADERS WILL SEE NEEDED RELIEF

Knowledge Center STRUGGLING WITH GFES? REVENUE CYCLE LEADERS WILL SEE NEEDED RELIEF December 13, 2022 KEY TAKEAWAYS GFEs need to cover not only the provider’s own services, but those of downstream providers expected to be needed to complete treatment. Enforcement of this part of the No Surprises Act requirement was expected to start January 1,…

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HHS Gives Providers More Time for Good Faith Estimate Compliance

Knowledge Center HHS Gives Providers More Time for Good Faith Estimate Compliance December 6, 2022 December 06, 2022 – HHS has extended enforcement discretion for the delivery of some good faith estimates (GFEs) under the No Surprises Act, according to new guidance. The guidance released by HHS on Friday says that CMS will not begin enforcing…

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How to Balance Third-Party Health App Benefits With Security, Privacy Risks

Knowledge Center How to Balance Third-Party Health App Benefits With Security, Privacy Risks November 29, 2022 Experts from WEDI, the Healthcare Leadership Council, and AHIP discuss the benefits of third-party health apps while weighing privacy and security risks.   Read More Back to Knowledge Center Categories Comments & Letters Podcasts Press Releases Regulatory Updates SDOs…

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WEDI comments address No Surprises Act, cyber incident reporting

Knowledge Center WEDI comments address No Surprises Act, cyber incident reporting November 29, 2022 Organization renews call for delays in implementing NSA, and it calls for change in defining ransomware attacks as data breaches. The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange last week submitted comments to two federal agencies, focusing on the No Surprises Act and…

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WEDI to HHS – Industry lacks standards for No Surprises Act

Knowledge Center WEDI to HHS – Industry lacks standards for No Surprises Act November 14, 2022 Standards and essential workflows are lacking, and a collaborative approach to implementation would increase chances for success, group contends. Read More Back to Knowledge Center Categories Comments & Letters Podcasts Press Releases Regulatory Updates SDOs & Operating Rules Updates…

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6 Recommendations for Overcoming No Surprises Act Hurdles

Knowledge Center 6 Recommendations for Overcoming No Surprises Act Hurdles November 11, 2022 Key Takeaways: The No Surprises Act contains provisions that protect patients from surprise medical billing and out-of-network emergency care costs not reimbursed by insurance. Although considered a win for patients, the law (and its many nuances) have put a huge strain on organizations…

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WEDI Calls on HHS to Delay No Surprises Act Data Exchange Requirements

Knowledge Center WEDI Calls on HHS to Delay No Surprises Act Data Exchange Requirements November 10, 2022 WEDI said that HHS should employ a glidepath approach to the No Surprises Act data exchange requirements until the industry has adopted data standards to support GFEs.   Read More Back to Knowledge Center Categories Comments & Letters…

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HHS advisory group submits No Surprises Act data exchange recommendations

Knowledge Center HHS advisory group submits No Surprises Act data exchange recommendations November 10, 2022 The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange advisory group yesterday urged Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to work closely with standards development organizations and other health care partners to identify and pilot test appropriate No Surprises Act standards, harmonize…

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WEDI highlights challenges in integrating telehealth data into EHRs

Knowledge Center WEDI highlights challenges in integrating telehealth data into EHRs October 19, 2022 More than a third of adults used telehealth services in 2021, and now providers face the hard work of integrating results from standalone platforms. Read More Back to Knowledge Center Categories Comments & Letters Podcasts Press Releases Regulatory Updates SDOs &…

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