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When is a health plan not a payer? WEDI tries to explain
By Joseph Conn | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Many people in the healthcare industry use the terms “payer” and “health plan” interchangeably, but when it comes to a new wrinkle in the requirements for electronic healthcare transactions covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, there's a...
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ICD-10 delay puts pressure on CMS for answers
By Joe Carlson and Andis Robeznieks | April 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A new law that delays national implementation of the next-generation medical coding system known as ICD-10 has focused intense attention on the CMS to provide clarity for how hospitals, doctors and insurance companies should move forward.
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Rush to complete prep for ICD-10 conversion expected, WEDI survey shows
By Joseph Conn | December 20, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Over the next nine months, it's likely there will be a rush by the healthcare industry to complete preparations for compliance with the upcoming conversion to the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes, according to a survey by a healthcare information technology policy group.
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AHIMA supports health IT findings of WEDI report
By eWeek | December 12, 2013
The American Health Information Management Association announced its support for the 2013 Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange report, which outlines recommendations for health IT over the next decade.
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WEDI guide offers insight on Medicare claims payment rules
By Joseph Conn | May 30, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange has released a free 29-page guide on Medicare rules covering the enrollment process for electronic funds transfers (EFT) and electronic remittance advices (ERA) to help hospitals, office-based providers, claims clearinghouses and health plans prepare...
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Lawmakers' bills keep spotlight on ICD-10 debate
By Andis Robeznieks | May 20, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has introduced a Senate version of the Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2013, a bill aimed at blocking HHS from implementing the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes, which it is scheduled to do on Oct. 1, 2014.
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WEDI announces ICD-10 best-practices initiative
By Joseph Conn | May 20, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The creation of the WEDI ICD-10 State Collaborative Initiative was announced last week in Las Vegas during the annual national conference of the not-for-profit Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
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Survey finds industry lagging on move to ICD-10
By Joseph Conn | April 12, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Even with a year's grace period, many providers, payers and health information technology vendors are still running behind schedule for the massive conversion next year to ICD-10 codes.
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WEDI to update landmark info exchange report
By Joseph Conn | March 29, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, in reprising a work it did 20 years ago, will research and produce by year's end a comprehensive report on the state of the art of health information exchange in the U.S.
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WEDI, CMS survey to gauge ICD-10 readiness
By Joseph Conn | January 28, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
How are ICD-10 preparations coming along?The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange and the CMS want to know.
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