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CMS, WEDI and CAQH CORE Webinar Series: Part 1 - CMS Complaint Management Reports, June 26 from 2:00-3:00ET

In the first webinar of a two-part summer collaboration between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), WEDI and CAQH CORE, the CMS Division of National Standards will present on findings from its investigation of complaints received of non-compliance related to the Administrative Simplification requirements in HIPAA. These requirements include standard transactions, operating rules, code sets and unique identifiers.

CMS, WEDI and CAQH CORE Webinar Series: Part 2- CMS Compliance Reviews, July 18 from 2:00 - 3:00ET

In the second webinar of a two-part summer collaboration between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), WEDI and CAQH CORE, the CMS Division of National Standards will provide an overview of the Compliance Review Program to ensure conformity among covered entities with HIPAA Administrative Simplification rules for electronic health care transactions.
Slide Deck, Recorded Webinar

  • Did You Know?

    Welcome to “Did You Know?”!   In our recent acknowledgement survey, we identified a need to
    provide an issue brief providing education on some basic misunderstandings related to acknowledgements within HIPAA transaction exchange using the ASC X12
    Version 005010 (5010). We are providing this education using a brief “Did You Know” format.  

  • Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement Draft 2

    As ONC further develops their approach to advancing interoperability, we encourage the collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as industry stakeholders such as WEDI. As an advisor to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a Multi-stakeholder organization comprised of health plans, providers, vendors and SDOs, WEDI offers the structure for intra-industry collaboration. WEDI has proven leadership engaging the industry to address the most impactful changes of our time, including the National Provider Identifier, ICD10, health claim attachments and prior authorization.

    WEDI supports establishing a framework for the trusted exchange of electronic health information. The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement is another phase of ONC’s efforts to advance interoperability across the United States (U.S.) health care system in support of the access, exchange and use of electronic health information. This letter focuses our comments on those provisions specifically of interest to WEDI’s membership.

    Full Comment Letter

Featured Articles

Electronic Health Data Exchange Success Rests With Coordinator

Jun 26, 2019, 15:59 PM

The Trump administration’s goal of setting up seamless, national electronic health-data exchange by 2022 will rest largely on which nonprofit the government chooses to oversee its development. 

Nonprofits face a June 20 deadline to apply for a position that gives them executive control over how health-care providers, insurers, and patients electronically share medical records. The so-called Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) will be responsible for drafting the rules that let health plans and providers exchange health data even if they’re not using the same electronic health record system. The RCE will also monitor the performance of all exchange participants.

Not many nonprofits have the experience of working with both the public and private sectors, so a joint application may make the best sense, Charles Stellar, president of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, said in an interview. “A coalition RCE could be the answer if no single group fits the bill,” he said. 

His group was formed by the Department of Health and Human Services in 1991 and advises the department on health information exchange issues. The contract winners will have to prove they can oversee the ow of health data as well as create and maintain policies that ensure its security and patient privacy, Stellar said.

To read the full article, visit Bloomberg Law.

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