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Knowledge Center 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 June 18,…

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Knowledge Center Sneak Peek: Emerging Technologies Subworkgroup Meeting July 15, 2021 Here is your chance to check out one of our workgroup meetings! On this Emerging Technologies SWG call, we discussed Advanced Explanation of Benefits (AEOB) that is expressed within the No Surprises Act.  We quickly reviewed the concept then proceeded to discuss: Plans on pursuing…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Member Regulatory Alert July 6, 2021 Biden Administration releases first No Surprises Act Regulation: The first of potentially several regulations seeking to implement the requirements of the No Surprises Act passed by Congress in late 2020 has been released. The Interim Final Rule includes provisions outlining: (i) a ban on surprise billing…

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Knowledge Center ONC releases draft of address standardization specification June 17, 2021 The U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has partnered with standards development organizations and other experts to release the Project US@ Draft Technical Specification Version 1.0 for public comment. The draft specification is aimed at standardizing patient addresses across…

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Knowledge Center New ONC Standards Bulletin Issue Available! May 20, 2021 The ONC Standards Bulletin is a periodically published communication for healthcare stakeholders that includes updates about ONC health IT standards initiatives. It is part of an ongoing effort to communicate, coordinate, and promote the adoption and use of interoperability standards to facilitate the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. This issue focuses on health IT’s…

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Knowledge Center Help ONC Define Health Interoperability Outcomes for the Next Decade May 20, 2021 What health interoperability outcomes would you like to see before/by 2030? ONC is looking for your input for “Health Interoperability Outcomes 2030” which we kicked off last week. You can submit your interoperability outcomes by July 30, 2021 by visiting…

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Knowledge Center Free Virtual Event On-Demand: Ready, Set, Comply; Meeting the Information Blocking Challenge April 29, 2021 WEDI hosted a day-long examination of the Information Blocking Regulations. Watch on-demand sessions assessing your program, listen to patient advocacy groups on how information blocking will address their day to day healthcare concerns, learn more about the information…

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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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