HSCA Submits Comments to ANSI on Healthcare Supply Chain Data Standards to Help Improve Accuracy, Efficiency, and Patient Safety
Washington, DC (November 26, 2019) – The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) Committee for Healthcare eStandards (CHeS) today submitted comments to the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 supporting the Committee’s recommendation to include medical device identifiers in the healthcare electronic claim form.
The vast majority of healthcare insurance claims are communicated electronically, using electronic data interchange (EDI) standards that are promulgated and maintained by the ASC X12 Committee. The ANSI ASC X12 Committee is currently proposing a number of changes to the electronic healthcare claim form, including adding medical device identifiers to the form to enable providers and payers to exchange product information.
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Joint Letter of Support for the MEDS Act
Dear Senator Collins and Senator Smith,
The undersigned organizations are writing in support of S.2723 – The Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act. Drug shortages have been on the rise for several years, with an estimated 210 drugs currently at risk or not readily available for U.S. hospitals, according to the national database maintained by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also states that drug shortages have grown more persistent since 2014 with many shortages lasting multiple years.
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