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of care, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

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for their continued industry leadership and vision
in tackling healthcare’s most challenging issues."

Aneesh Chopra
The 1st Chief Technology Officer
United States

  • Prior Authorization Council White Paper

    In the spring of 2017, in response to WEDI member input and WEDI leadership participation at a number of industry forum sessions, including an event sponsored by HIMSS, the WEDI Board of Directors chartered the Prior Authorization Council (PAC) to create a forum for communication between primary stakeholders in the Prior Authorization process.

    The organizations holding membership in the WEDI Prior Authorization Council are as follows:
     •  American Medical Association
     •  America's Health Insurance Plans
     •  Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
     •  Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare
     •  The Cooperative Exchange
     •  Healthcare Administrative Technology Association
     •  Health Information Management Systems Society
     •  HL7
     •  Medical Group Management Association
     •  National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
     •  WEDI Prior Authorization Sub Work Group
     •  X12

    WEDI has statutory standing to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on matters related to the use of electronic transactions in health care. As such, the intent of the PAC was to survey the work being done by key industry stakeholders and pull together a body of information regarding the state of the prior authorization process as currently implemented between US payers and providers. That body of information will inform any testimony or advice that WEDI provides to the Secretary.

    The observations, findings and recommendations that follow represent the output of the Council’s three phases of activity.

Featured Articles

Health IT Roundup—WEDI announces new board leadership

Jan 31, 2019, 10:13 AM

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nonprofit organization tasked with advising the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on health IT and health information exchange, recently announced new 2019 board leadership: Jay Eisenstock as chair and Nancy Spector as chair-elect.

In their roles, Eisenstock and Spector will help to drive industry efforts in advancing the use of health IT. Currently principal of JE Consulting, Eisenstock’s career spans more than 30 years in healthcare and technology, including as a consultant, speaker, contract negotiator and management professional.

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