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  • Guidance on Implementation of Standard Electronic Attachments for Healthcare Transactions

    by Samantha Holvey | Apr 03, 2018
    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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Verma confirmed by Senate to head CMS

Mar 14, 2017, 12:26 PM

The Senate on Monday voted 55-43 along party lines to confirm Seema Verma to serve as the next administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Verma takes the helm of CMS—an agency with a trillion dollar budget that covers more than 100 million Americans through Medicare and Medicaid—as the healthcare industry is transitioning from fee-for-service to value-based care.

A healthcare consultant who worked on several state Medicaid programs, she comes to the top job at CMS as the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress are attempting pass into law their American Health Care Act—a GOP proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Charles Stellar, president and CEO of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, believes that Verma brings to her position at CMS a “comprehensive knowledge of insurance agencies and public health agencies to redesign state Medicaid programs, including waivers for several states.”

To read more, visit Health Data Management.

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