WASHINGTON, Feb. 05, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- WEDI, the nation's leading nonprofit authority on the use of health
According to the paper, "The drum beat for administrative burden reduction from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has continued nonstop as all stakeholders confront the realization that a decade of investment in electronic health records and digital health information exchange feels like it has exacerbated, not solved, the problem of managing quality and cost without excessive administrative overhead."
The document lays out observations, findings and recommendations by the PAC including:
Formed under the guidance of the WEDI Board of Directors to create a forum for communication between primary stakeholders in the prior authorization process, the 12-member lead PAC includes the American Medical Association (AMA), America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), the Cooperative Exchange (CE), Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA), Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), HL7, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), WEDI and X12.
For more information on WEDI's industry efforts surrounding prior authorization, please visit the WEDI Prior Authorization Subworkgroup page.
About WEDI WEDI is the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve healthcare information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs of our nation's healthcare system. WEDI was formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and was designated in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS. WEDI's membership includes a broad coalition of organizations, including: hospitals, providers, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, not-for-profit organizations, and standards development organizations. To learn more, visit http://www.wedi.org and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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