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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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WEBINAR: Healthcare Industry Transition to Value-Based Care August 18

Aug 12, 2016, 16:26 PM

WEDI Board member, Robert Tennant, Director, Health Information Technology Policy, at the Medical Group Management Association, will be participating in a virtual panel discussion: Healthcare Industry Transition to Value-Based Care. Hosted by HITECH Answers, the event will be held August 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm.

The transition from traditional fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement models to models based on value-based care is one of the greatest challenges healthcare organizations and providers will face in the next few years. While the new model proposes to drive improvements to the delivery of care and health outcomes, providers will need to prepare for the impact of these emerging payment models to ensure success in this new paradigm and avoid lower reimbursement rates and financial penalties.

On this webcast, our moderator and panelists will discuss and address:

  1. An overview of how we got here
  2. Benefits and potential pitfalls of the value-base care model
  3. How existing and emerging models (ACOs, PCMH, P4P and Bundles Payments) are impacting the industry
  4. Impact of MACRA legislation
  5. How providers can successfully make the transition

For more information, visit HITECH Answers.

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