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Aneesh Chopra
The 1st Chief Technology Officer
United States



  • 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

  • WEDI Comments on the Proposed Rule Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    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, ICD-10, health claim attachments and prior authorization.

    WEDI supports this proposed rule, which is CMS' initial phase to advance interoperability across the United States health care system, and specifically within the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and issuers of qualified health plans (QHPs). This letter focuses our comments on those provisions specifically of interest to WEDI's membership.

Featured Articles

HHS Compliance Review Program is coming soon… WEDI offers support

Apr 15, 2019, 12:13 PM

This month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will launch its Compliance Review Program, an audit to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules for electronic healthcare transactions. WEDI, the nonprofit organization that industry turns to for information on using health IT to improve efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, praised the move in an April 11 press announcement.

“WEDI commends the launch of the Compliance Reviews. In general, the industry as a whole − providers, health plans and clearinghouses − have encouraged HHS to take steps to ensure compliance with HIPAA electronic transaction standards and operating rules,” said President and CEO, Charles Stellar in the statement. WEDI is also and a statutory advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

To read the full article, visit Healthcare Purchasing News.

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