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of care, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

"I’d like to extend my congratulations to WEDI
for their continued industry leadership and vision
in tackling healthcare’s most challenging issues."

Aneesh Chopra
The 1st Chief Technology Officer
United States


CMS, WEDI and CAQH CORE Webinar Series: Part 1 - CMS Complaint Management Reports, June 26 from 2:00-3:00ET

In the first webinar of a two-part summer collaboration between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), WEDI and CAQH CORE, the CMS Division of National Standards will present on findings from its investigation of complaints received of non-compliance related to the Administrative Simplification requirements in HIPAA. These requirements include standard transactions, operating rules, code sets and unique identifiers.

CMS, WEDI and CAQH CORE Webinar Series: Part 2- CMS Compliance Reviews, July 18 from 2:00 - 3:00ET

In the second webinar of a two-part summer collaboration between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), WEDI and CAQH CORE, the CMS Division of National Standards will provide an overview of the Compliance Review Program to ensure conformity among covered entities with HIPAA Administrative Simplification rules for electronic health care transactions.
Slide Deck, Recorded Webinar



  • Did You Know?

    Welcome to “Did You Know?”!   In our recent acknowledgement survey, we identified a
    need to provide an issue brief providing education on some basic misunderstandings
    related to acknowledgements within HIPAA transaction exchange using the ASC X12
    Version 005010 (5010). We are providing this education using a brief “Did You Know”
    format.  

  • 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

Featured Articles

The Time Is Ripe for Prior Authorization Reform

Aug 24, 2017, 16:55 PM

The following feature article appeared as the lead story in the August issue of Population Health News:

Ask any physician about the biggest time waster in their practice, and they likely would say prior authorization (PA). Three-quarters of 1,000 practicing physicians surveyed by the American Medical Association (AMA) late last year said the prior authorization burden is “high or extremely high.” Each individual physician fielded nearly 37 PA requests in the week before taking the survey, and answering those requests consumed nearly 17 hours of physician and staff time.

To read the full Population Health News article, click here.

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