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WEDI provides a full suite of resources designed to help organizations better understand and manage health IT.  The Resources section provides access to WEDI’s various tools and library of health IT information.

We strive to make the approval process of our work products as transparent as possible. White papers, issue briefs and surveys must be approved by the Peer Review Committee. Workgroup charters, new workgroups and co-chairs must be approved by the Work Group Leadership Committee. Comment letters and WEDI policies must be approved by the Policy Committee.

Resources

Blue Button Initiative Survey Results

March 13, 2015

Knowledge Center In its advisory role under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) periodically brings to the attention of the Department of Health and Human Services issues related to healthcare information exchange that it believes merit review and consideration. In 2013, WEDI conducted its…

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ICD‐10 Testing for Small Providers

February 24, 2015

Knowledge Center This white paper provides a starting point for small physician practices performing ICD- 10 testing. (CMS defines a small physician/provider practice as having one to five physicians providing single or multi-specialty services.) This paper categorizes testing tasks under who, what, where, when, why and how categories. It focuses on providers’ external testing with…

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ICD-10 Terminology

January 22, 2015

Knowledge Center The purpose of this Issue Brief is to provide an overall definition and understanding of some key terms used in the discussion of ICD-10 testing, implementation and risk management. The intent is to eliminate confusion in the use of these terms in ongoing discussions and in other work products.

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Reassociating Healthcare Payments

December 9, 2014

Knowledge Center Payments and remittance information can be received in a variety of formats, but still need to go through the reassociation process. Payments can be received via paper check or EFT, remittance advices can be received as a paper EOB, or as an electronic 835 file. This paper will address the reassociation process of…

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What is the Difference Between a Health Plan and a Payer?

July 24, 2014

Knowledge Center The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has conducted ongoing conversations with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and through those discussions, identified that there are differences in verbiage usage between the terms “health plan” and “payer”. By and large, the healthcare industry tends to use the terms “health plan” and “payer”…

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Health Identification Card Implementation Guide

April 28, 2011

Knowledge Center This implementation guide specifies WEDI Health Identification Card Implementation of the American National Standard, Identification Cards—Health Care Identification Cards, INCITS 284 as revised. INCITS is accredited by ANSI. This Guide specifies uniform information, appearance, and technology.

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