In its advisory role under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) periodically brings to attention issues related to Administrative Simplification and related areas that it believes merit review and consideration by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
In response to the Final Rule (NPRM) published on September 12, 2012 and industry concerns identified during the July 2013 CMS HPID Listening Session, WEDI held a Policy Advisory Group (PAG) to provide a forum for healthcare industry stakeholders to convene and discuss in detail issues relating to regulatory provisions and implementation specifications for the adoption of standards for Unique Health Plan Identifier (HPID). The outcome of the discussions is a set of recommendations for ensuring a smooth transition to industry compliance so that the benefits of Administrative Simplification can be achieved. The comments were reviewed subsequently and approved by the WEDI Board of Directors on 10-17-2013 as WEDI recommendations.
WEDI HPID PAG Recommendations