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EHNAC Announces Finalized 2017 Accreditation Criteria Versions for 18 Accreditation Programs

FARMINGTON, Conn. – January 3, 2017 – The  Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced today the release of new versions for its 18 accreditation programs for use starting January 1, 2017. There were several impactful changes to areas of the criteria for all programs, including updates relative to the OCR Phase II Protocol, aligning HIPAA privacy and security criteria, and significant edits to the three DTAAP programs to reflect DirectTrust’s new releases of its Certificate and HISP Policies.
Healthcare industry stakeholders are encouraged to regularly visit the EHNAC website to download and review the latest EHNAC criteria versions in full detail. Applicant candidates commencing the accreditation or re-accreditation process in 2017 will be required to adhere to these updated criteria versions.
Following the standard, 60-day public comment period, EHNAC’s criteria committee and commission has incorporated public feedback to finalize and adopt the enhanced and final criteria versions for the following accreditation programs:
  1. ACOAP – Accountable Care Organization Accreditation Program (V2.0)
  2. CEAP – Cloud Enabled Accreditation Program1 (V1.1)
  3. DRAP – Data Registry Accreditation Program (V2.0)
  4. DTAAP-CA – Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program for Certificate Authorities (V2.0)
  5. DTAAP-HISP – Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program for Health Information Service Providers (V2.0)
  6. DTAAP-RA – Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program for Registration Authorities (V2.0)
  7. ePAP-EHN – e-Prescribing Accreditation Program (V7.0)
  8. EPCSCP-Pharmacy – Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances Certification Program – Pharmacy Vendor (V2.0)
  9. EPCSCP-Prescribing – Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances Certification Program – Prescribing Vendor (V2.0)
  10. FSAP-EHN – Financial Services Accreditation Program for Electronic Health Networks (V3.0)
  11. FSAP-Lockbox – Financial Services Accreditation Program for Lockbox Services (V3.0)
  12. HIEAP – Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (V2.0)
  13. HNAP-EHN – Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Electronic Health Networks [Includes Payer] (V11.0)
  14. HNAP-Medical Biller – Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Medical Billers (V2.0)
  15. HNAP-TPA – Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Third Party Administrators (V2.0)
  16. MSOAP – Management Service Organization Accreditation Program (V2.0)
  17. OSAP – Outsourced Services Accreditation Program(V2.0)
  18. PMSAP – Practice Management System Accreditation Program (V2.0)
The EHNAC criteria for each of its accreditation programs sets the foundational requirements for measuring an organization’s ability to meet federal and state healthcare reform mandates such as HIPAA, Omnibus, ARRA/HITECH, ACA and other mandates for covered entities and business associates focusing on the areas of privacy, security, confidentiality, best practices, procedures and assets.
1 The Cloud Enabled Accreditation Program is provided only as an add-on program for organizations that have applied for another program. The Cloud Service Provider (CSP) must be FedRAMP-certified, and an additional site visit day is required for reviewing the details of this program.
 
2 OSAP includes 10 different accreditation programs tailored for Accountable Care Organizations; Call Centers; Data Centers; DRP Facilities; Health Information Exchanges; Media Storage; Network Administrators; Printing; Product Development; and Scanning.
About EHNAC
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include accountable care organizations, data registries, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, eprescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators.
EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org, contact info@ehnac.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

January 3, 2017 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Conduent Completes Separation from Xerox, Launches as Business Process Services Leader with $6.7 Billion in Annual Revenue

Members of Conduent leadership team to ring the NYSE Opening Bell®today

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 3, 2017Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) has completed its separation from Xerox (NYSE: XRX) and is now an independent public company trading on the New York Stock Exchange(NYSE). Conduent debuts as the world’s largest pure-play business process services leader with approximately $6.7 billion in annual revenue, a portfolio of differentiated offerings and a vision focused on technology and innovation to advance the client and constituent experience.

To mark the listing of its shares of common stock, Conduent representatives, including Chief Executive Officer Ashok Vemuri will gather together today to ring the opening bell at the NYSE.

With over 93,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Conduent is a Fortune 500-scale company with expertise in transaction-intensive processing, analytics and automation. Conduent helps organizations modernize, advance and improve the lives of the people they serve every day: retail consumers, commuters, patients, customers, employees, and citizens.

“We have already begun laying the groundwork to drive profitable growth through sharpened go-to-market capabilities and greater consistency in applying our automation, analytics, innovation and expertise,” said Ashok Vemuri, CEO of Conduent. “Our significant transformation program will position our new company for long-term success.”

Conduent continues with its previously announced major cost transformation program which will streamline the business, improve margins, and enable investment into growth opportunities.

“NelsonHall has covered Xerox for many years in the business process services space,” said John Willmott, CEO of NelsonHall, a leading BPS analyst firm. “New digital technologies are giving new vigor to the BPS market and Conduent is in the forefront of applying new business models on behalf of its constituents via its Intelligent Automation capability.  We look forward to Conduent building on an already established strong suite of differentiated offerings for their constituents and are excited for industry growth prospects in 2017 and beyond.”

The company operates in a $260 billion industry growing at mid-single digits.

Conduent’s competitive strengths include:

  • Leadership in business process services driven by deep expertise, strong client relationships and differentiated solutions in attractive growth industries, including healthcare and transportation;
  • Ability to help clients drive improved business performance, higher quality and increased end-user satisfaction through continuous investment in innovation and development of new technologies and capabilities that improve business processes;
  • Expertise in managing transaction-intensive, end-user driven processes on a large scale through a differentiated suite of high quality multi-industry service offerings such as transaction processing, customer care and payment services; and
  • A solid recurring revenue model, with an 86 percent renewal rate, enabling stability to support strong and growing cash flow generation.

Conduent delivers seamless, mission-critical interactions for the world’s top brands and governments and touches millions of lives every day. Conduent:

  • Serves 76 of the Fortune 100 businesses and more than 500 government entities
  • Supports the top 20 managed U.S. healthcare plans and 9 of top 10 pharma/life science companies.
  • Is the No.1 on-street parking service provider in the U.S.
  • Handles more than 2.5 million contact center interactions daily for some of the world’s top brands.
  • Services 8.9 million people who pass through managed toll systems, representing 46 percent of all U.S. toll collections. 

Completion of Separation

As previously announced, under the terms of the separation agreements, on the distribution date of Dec. 31, 2016, Xerox shareholders received one share of Conduent common stock for every five shares of Xerox common stock they held as of the close of business on Dec. 15, 2016, the record date for the distribution.

For information about Conduent visit www.Conduent.com.

About Conduent  

Conduent is the world’s largest provider of diversified business process services with leading capabilities in transaction processing, automation, analytics and constituent experience. We work with both government and commercial customers in assisting them to deliver quality services to the people they serve.

We manage interactions with patients and the insured for a significant portion of the U.S. healthcare industry. We are the customer interface for large segments of the technology industry and the operational and processing partner of choice for public transportation systems around the world.

Whether it’s digital payments, claims processing, benefit administration, automated tolling, customer care or distributed learning – Conduent manages and modernizes these interactions to create value for both our clients and their constituents. Learn more at www.conduent.com.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.