UHIN is active on many national committees, giving us an in-depth understanding of how our work fits into national efforts. This participation allows us to represent our community’s needs on the national scene, and keeps our staff and members abreast of the latest developments and news. Among the organizations with which we participate are:
The Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12, chartered by the American National Standards Institute in 1979, develops electronic data interchange (EDI) standards and related documents for national and global markets. These standards are created for various industries, including healthcare. ASCX12 has been named the standard setting body for administrative healthcare exchanges by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association for health insurance providers. AHIP’s member organizations cover over 200 million Americans with health and supplemental insurance through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public policies that make affordable health care coverage available to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality and innovation.
The Center for Healthcare Transparency is a multi-region innovation pilot led by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement in collaboration with other healthcare industry stakeholders from around the U.S. to provide meaningful cost and quality information to patients, providers and purchasers.
The Cooperative Exchange is the recognized resource and representative of the clearinghouse industry promoting and advancing electronic data exchange for the healthcare industry by improving efficiency, advocacy, and education to industry stakeholders and government entities. The Cooperative Exchange addresses regulatory and compliance issues pertaining to the industry through whitepapers and dialogue with government officials.
The eHealth Exchange is a group of federal agencies and non-federal organizations that came together under a common mission and purpose to improve patient care, streamline disability benefit claims, and improve public health reporting through secure, trusted, and interoperable health information exchange. UHIN is an Anchor Participant with the eHealth Exchange.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is an independent, federally-recognized standards development organization and non-profit accrediting body designed to improve transactional quality, operational efficiency and data security in healthcare. EHNAC provides accreditation for entities exchanging healthcare-related data that meet strict criteria for business processes, customer service and legal compliance. EHNAC offers guidance to the healthcare transaction industry through sound and practical standards.
Health Level Seven International (H17) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards development organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services.
National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards development organization that creates and promotes the transfer of data related to medications, supplies, and services within the healthcare system through the development of standards and industry guidance.
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has the core purpose of improving the quality of healthcare through effective and efficient information exchange and management. It provides forums for facilitating improvement in information exchange, definition of standards, resolution of implementation issues and training.