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  • 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.

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Physicians EHR work-arounds

Oct 24, 2018, 17:30 PM

In early August, CMS Administrator Seema Verma called for an end to physicians using faxes to transmit patient data by 2020. While those outside of medicine wondered why she would want to ban a seemingly obsolete piece of office equipment, many physicians wondered how they would access patient records without it.

Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, an internist in Cranston, R.I., uses his fax machine, EHR, secure email, or whatever it takes to get data on his patients. “The ideal scenario is all the EHR and other data sources would be interoperable and all the data would be accessible with a couple of clicks,” he says. “The reality is, depending on where else the patient has been seen determines how we go about getting information that is not generated in my office.”

To read the full article, visit Medical Economics.

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