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Knowledge Center Read the WEDI statement congratulating Xavier Becerra on becoming the 25th HHS Secretary March 19, 2021 WEDI, as the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve health care information exchange, extends our congratulations to Xavier Becerra on becoming the 25th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

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Knowledge Center Key Healthcare and Health IT Components of HR 1319 March 12, 2021 Click below for a description of the key healthcare and health IT provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Key Healthcare and Health IT Components of HR 1319 Back to Knowledge Center Categories Articles Comment Letters Podcasts Press Releases…

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Knowledge Center Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Tapped by President Biden to Lead CMS February 18, 2021 WEDI applauds President Joe Biden for his selection of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Once confirmed, Brooks-LaSure will take on the role of Administrator at a critical time-with the nation combating COVID-19 and the…

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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 Member Advisory: CMS Puts Patients Over Paperwork with New Rule that Addresses the Prior Authorization Process January 15, 2021 WEDI believes the Final Rule issued by CMS is an important step towards improving administrative transactions such as prior authorization and effective and secure data flow between patients, providers, and payers. As we have…

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Knowledge Center Say “Hey!” to Project US@ – a Unified Specification for Address in Health Care December 7, 2020 The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in collaboration with Health Level 7 (HL7), the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), and X12 (along with the other standards development organizations (SDOs)…

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Knowledge Center ONC Announces Interim Final Rule with Comment Period October 29, 2020 WEDI applauds the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) for releasing today an interim final rule extending by six months the compliance deadline for the information blocking provisions of the Cures Act final regulation. ONC is permitting public…

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Knowledge Center NCVHS Meeting June 17-18, 2020 June 22, 2020 The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Virtual Meeting was held June 17-18, 2020. The agenda can be seen here. The meeting notes have been added to the Resources in the WEDI Member Center. If you are interested in becoming a WEDI Member, please contact…

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