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CommonWell Commentary on the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) draft v2

April 15, 2021|Categories: |

April 15, 2021 – In January 2021, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) published the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) draft v2. As noted in our commentary, CommonWell supports the ONC and its works to improve interoperability in the United States across providers, payers, patients and other stakeholders. We are aligned in the belief that we need [...]

CommonWell Commentary on 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule; new Health Information Exchange (HIE) Bi-Directional Exchange measure

February 1, 2021|Categories: |

Feb. 1, 2021 - On Dec. 28, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Included in the rule was a new Health Information Exchange (HIE) Bi-Directional Exchange measure for promoting interoperability in the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP), to which clinicians [...]

CommonWell Health Alliance Submits Comments to ONC Regarding Experiences with Patient Matching

September 4, 2020|Categories: |

Sept. 4, 2020 – CommonWell Health Alliance submitted comments to the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) at the Department of Health and Human Services regarding its Request for Information on experiences with patient matching. As part of our work as a national network enabling access to patient records for multiple use cases including both providers and patients themselves, CommonWell has [...]

CommonWell Health Alliance Submits Comments to OIG Regarding the HHS Civil Money Penalty Rules

June 23, 2020|Categories: |

June 23, 2020 – CommonWell Health Alliance submitted comments to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) regarding its Proposed Rule to amend and update Civil Money Penalty Rules of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), published on April 24, 2020. CommonWell believe the ONC’s Strategic Plan aligns with our mission and vision. In our submission, we provided specific comments [...]

CommonWell Health Alliance Submits Comments to ONC Regarding the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA)

June 17, 2019|Categories: |

June 17, 2019 - CommonWell Health Alliance submitted comments to the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) at the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), published on April 19, 2019. CommonWell is very supportive of the goals and direction articulated by TEFCA. We agree that a single on-ramp will increase access to [...]

CommonWell Health Alliance Submits Comments to ONC regarding 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program

June 3, 2019|Categories: |

June 3, 2019 - CommonWell Health Alliance submitted comments to the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) at the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the 21st Century Cures Act, published on March 4, 2019. On the whole, CommonWell is very supportive of the goals and direction articulated by the Cures Act. We believe that the direction laid by The [...]

CommonWell Health Alliance Submits Comments to ONC regarding draft TEFCA and USCDI

February 20, 2018|Categories: |

February 20, 2018—CommonWell Health Alliance submitted comments to the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) at the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the draft Trusted Exchange Framework (TEFCA) published on January 5, 2018, as well as the accompanying US Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) draft. We emphasized our support of the goals and direction articulated by TEFCA, noting our [...]

CommonWell Health Alliance Founding Members Submit Comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

April 22, 2013|Categories: |

April 22, 2013—To help advance interoperability and health information exchange of health care data, the founding members of the CommonWell Health Alliance submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, reinforcing their commitment to collaborate with health IT suppliers and leverage existing standards and supplement only where needed. We emphasized the importance of creating an open forum for [...]

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