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  • 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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Prior Authorization One of Several Key Topics Impacting the Healthcare Landscape to be Discussed at WEDI 2017

Apr 28, 2017, 11:00 AM

As the call for prior authorization reform continues to make headlines and drive high-level conversations among healthcare industry stakeholders, the discussion surrounding the topic will continue at WEDI 2017- Driving Solutions in a Changing Healthcare Environment – taking place May 15-18, 2017 in Los Angeles, Calif. Hosted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a trusted advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the event will feature two main sessions focusing on prior authorization.

WEDI President and CEO Charles W. Stellar, who recently joined a panel session at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Convention and Exhibition to discuss prior authorization pain points and how healthcare organizations need to engage in dialogue in order to help lessen payer and provider frustrations, will deliver remarks at the first prior authorization session taking place on Wednesday, May 17 while executives from Aetna and the American Medical Association will present at the latter.

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