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WEDI Offers Public Comments on TEFCA Draft

WEDI, a nonprofit authority on the use of HIT to create efficiencies in health care information exchange and a statutory advisor to Health and Human Services,recently announced the submission of recommendations to Don Rucker, MD, national coordinator for HIT at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), pertaining to the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) Draft 2. Following the submission, WEDI issued the following statement on behalf of Jay Eisenstock, chair of the WEDI Board of Directors:

“As ONC further develops their approach to advancing interoperability, we encourage the collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, as well as industry stakeholders such as WEDI. As a multistakeholder 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, ICD-10, health claim attachments, and prior authorization.”

Within the statement, WEDI focused its comments on those provisions specifically of interest to its membership. In addition to the specific regulatory, operational, and tactical recommendations, WEDI offered the following general recommendations:

WEDI’s complete recommendations, which were submitted via the HealthIT.gov Web Portal, can be found on the WEDI website.  

— Source: WEDI