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  • NCVHS Predictability Roadmap

    by Samantha Holvey | Oct 05, 2018

    From: Nick Coussoule and Alix Goss, Co-chairs, NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards

    The National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) is requesting your assistance with the next step of the Predictability Roadmap initiative on updating and adopting administrative standards and operating rules under the Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  The attached draft recommendations for the Roadmap were developed after an 18-month industry engagement process which includes a set of 23 recommendations, calls to actions and measurements under 3 focus areas:1.  Improved education, outreach and enforcement from Health and Human Services (HHS), 2.  Policy levers to support process improvement changes from the standards organizations, and 3.  Regulatory levers to enable timely adoption, testing, and implementation of updated or new standards and operating rules.

    The recommendations have been incorporated into a narrative report and presentation.  The narrative report provides a history of standards development and adoption under the Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), and the NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards engagement activities to date.  The power point summarizes our work and includes the list of recommendations, calls to action and measurements.  This information is also on the NCVHS website at

    The Subcommittee is interested in getting as much feedback as possible so that final recommendations can be developed for subsequent transmission to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 2019.  Please send comments to with the subject line “Predictability Roadmap” and include your name, email address, and organization.  A hearing will be held on December 12 – 13th in Washington, DC.

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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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