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United States

  • Guidance on Implementation of Standard Electronic Attachments for Healthcare Transactions

    by Samantha Holvey | Oct 02, 2017
    This white paper is focused on the business and operational processes of exchanging additional information (Attachments) using the HL7 standards for clinical information and the X12 transaction sets for requesting and receiving the additional information. The detailed technical requirements are not covered in this white paper as the standards development organizations have provided the technical guidance in the standards implementation documents. For definitions of abbreviations, acronyms and other terms used throughout this paper refer to Appendix A of the HL7 CDA R2 Attachment Implementation Guide: Exchange of C-CDA Based Documents, Release 1 – US Realm.

    This white paper will provide the following:
    • An overview of Attachments
    • Resources needed to have a successful implementation of Attachments
    • A review of some of the current processes for requesting and responding to the need for additional information to help understand the challenges
    • Examples of implementation approaches in the industry
    • A review of Electronic Attachment Business flows for Claims, Prior Authorizations and Notification
    • Business use cases and examples
    • A guidance on how to embed additional information within the applicable ASC X12N transaction.
    Guidance on Implementation of Standard Electronic Attachments for Healthcare Transactions White Paper

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Payer, Provider Dialogue Key To Prior Authorization Reform

Feb 22, 2017, 11:23 AM

 - ORLANDO - Prior authorization reform has recently been a hot topic for many healthcare industry groups and it was no different at HIMSS17.

To find out more about what providers and payers plan on doing to alleviate the administrative and care access challenges related to prior authorizations, RevCycleIntelligence.com sat down with Charles Stellar, President and CEO of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Exchange (WEDI).

Stellar was one of many on a panel discussing prior authorization burdens at HIMSS17. His fellow panelists hailed from various parts of the healthcare system, including payers, vendors, and industry groups, such as the American Medical Association (AMA).

The AMA recently released survey results that showed three-quarters of physicians found prior authorization burdens high or extremely high. Physician practices also send about 37 prior authorizations per physician a week, accounting for an average of 16 hours of staff time.

To read more, visit Rev Cycle Intelligence.

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