2018 Summer Forum: Attachments and Prior Authorization in the Spotlight

Tuesday, July 31 - Wednesday, August 1, 2018
ADA Conference Center
211 East Chicago Avenue [map]
Chicago, IL 60611

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is the leading authority on the use of Health IT to improve healthcare information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency and to reduce costs of the American healthcare system. Formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), WEDI was named in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS and continues to fulfill that role today.

Serving as a private and public industry solution to critical healthcare problems, WEDI is a coalition comprised of a cross-section of the healthcare industry: doctors, hospitals, health plans, laboratories, pharmacies, clearinghouses, dentists, vendors, government regulators and other industry stakeholders.

The 2018 Summer Forum, will take place July 31 - August 1 at the American Dental Association Conference Center in Chicago, IL.

The Summer Forum will features deep diving, informative sessions on Attachments and Prior Authorization. The forum offers attendees the opportunity to ask questions and offer thoughts on some of the most important issues in Health IT and interoperability. Your attendance would be a critical and appropriate addition as we look to continue WEDI’s mission to improve health information exchange- enhancing quality of care, improving efficiency and reducing cost.

The focus of this two day forum in Chicago will include (but is not limited to):

Attachments (July 31)
- A look into the X12 275 Transaction to support a claim / encounter or health service review and the 277 Transaction to request additional information
- Clearinghouse Perspective
- Closer look into the HL7 Consolidated CDA and the use of schema
- Deep dive into the use of LOINC codes
- Provider workflow

Prior Authorization (August 1)
- Preparing for a possible regulations; what you should be focusing on
- A review of WEDI and NCVHS' recommendations
- How to submit comments
- Updates from X12, HATA, CAQH, WEDI's Prior Authorization Subworkgroup & the Prior Authorization Council
- A vision for the end to end workflow
- A presentation on Prior Authorization and Provider Burden by ONC CMO Dr. Thomas Mason
- Prior Authorization and the Pharmacy Industry
- Prior Authorization and FHIR with HL7's Dr. Charles Jaffe
- 3rd Party Administrators
- Driving Adoption

Bringing your team to Chicago? For members, pay for 3 registrations and the next one is FREE
For non members, pay for 4 registrations and your next one is FREE

Related Files:

2018 Sponsor Prospectus

Meeting Attire:

Business casual dress is suggested

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 08/02/2018
Name Price Available To
Members $499.00   Members
Non-Members $699.00   Non-Members
Government Members $399.00   Government Member
Students $79.00   Student Members

Cancellation and Other Policies:

WEDI does not accept cancellations, but substitute attendees are permitted with payment of a $15 processing fee. If you wish to make a substitution, please contact

By registering and attending this conference, you agree to be photographed and allow WEDI to use those pictures on the WEDI website & in WEDI social media. In addition, WEDI does not permit the recording of any sessions at the conference.

General Hotel Information:

Lodging: For the 2018 Summer Forum, WEDI is not maintaining a room block. Hotels near the conference center include:

• Cambria Hotel and Suites
• Ritz Carlton Chicago
• Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
• Holiday Inn Express Chicago
• AC Hotel by Marriott Chicago Downtown
• Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chicago
• Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email:

Media/Industry Sponsors:
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For more information please contact:

Mr. Michael McNutt
Director, Events and Education
Phone: (202) 480-2919