PRESS RELEASE: Conference Update: WEDI Harbor Court Hotel Room Block Filled, Additional Rooms Added!
  • 15th Annual WEDI National Conference
  • Continuing the Quest: Administrative and Clinical Integration and Interoperability
  • May 22-25, 2006
  • Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
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Contact: Kristin Fetterman
Director of SNIP, Education and Events
Phone: (703) 391-2714

WASHINGTON DC USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE (TM) -- APRIL 28, 2006: WEDI has again secured additional guest rooms at the Harbor Court Hotel, just a short walk from the 15th Annual WEDI National Conference. Call 410-347-9700, or 800-824-0076, and request the WEDI discounted rate of $239/night. Make your reservations today to guarantee availability.

The Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor, the event host hotel, has a few rooms remaining for the nights of 5/21 and 5/23, at a WEDI group rate of $195. Call 410-528-1234, or 800-233-1234 by April 30, and request the WEDI rate if you need a room for only one of these nights.

Join industry leaders at the 15th Annual WEDI National Conference, Continuing the Quest: Administrative and Clinical Integration and Interoperability. This year’s conference will be held May 22-25, 2006, at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor. The conference will kick off with two concurrent pre-conference events on Monday, May 22. One will be an NPIOI Industry Forum, and the second a Health IT Certification Preconference. The event will conclude with a special post-conference session, a CAQH CORE Educational Workshop. Details on these sessions can be found at

Hear from industry leaders as they provide key information and case studies on issues such as: HIPAA Implementation, including Transactions, NPI, Attachments, Privacy and Security; Interoperability issues, EHRs; and RHIOs.


General Sessions at the 15th Annual WEDI National Conference include:
  • National Standards Harmonization Efforts
  • ICD-10 Issues Update
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology: Overview and Initiatives
  • Pending Legislation, Regulatory Updates and CMS Activities Update
  • Simplifying Administrative Data Exchange, Interoperability at the CORE
  • WEDI NPI Hearings Update
  • RHIOs and Connected Communities Involved in the ONC NHIN Architecture Prototype Contracts: Clinical Drivers, Technical Approaches, Funding, and Strategies for Sustainability

Choose from a variety of breakout sessions to meet your needs:
  • Industry Perspectives: Issues with Secondary Coordination of Benefits Claims
  • Attachments Early Adopters Forum
  • Privacy and Security Challenges to Health Information Exchange
  • Who Can See Your Patient Information? Access Issues in an EHR
  • A Cross-Eyed View of Remittance: The WEDI/X12 Claims Adjustment Reason Code / Group Code Survey
  • NPI and the Granularity Issue: Implementation and Beyond
  • Security and Privacy Challenges to the EHR
  • MD/DC Collaborative RHIO - Accomplishments and Challenges
  • Payer and Trading Partner Identifiers Needed for Interoperability
  • Claims Attachments
  • Email and Encryption
  • Funding RHIO Startup and Financing for Life: Survey of Regional Health Information Organization Financing
  • Real-Time Adjudication
  • Atypical Providers and Taxonomy Codes: Managing Unexpected NPI Ripple Effects
  • How Much is Too Much? Exploring the Privacy Rule’s Intersection of the Minimum Necessary Requirements and the Claims Attachments Transactions
  • Harmonizing Terminology and Coding for EHRs

For a more information, including registration information and a current agenda, visit, or

For exhibit, sponsorship, or giveaway opportunities, contact Kristin Fetterman, Director of SNIP, Education and Events, at, or 703-391-2714.
    Kristin Fetterman
    Director of SNIP, Education and Events
    12020 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 100
    Reston, VA 20191
  • 15th Annual WEDI National Conference, May 22-25, 2006, Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
  • WEDI 2006 Fall Conference, November 6-9, 2006, Hyatt Regency Phoenix at Civic Plaza, Phoenix, AZ
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