HealthLX & Wendigo Advisors Partner to Help Payers with CMS Interoperability Final Rule
SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR PARTNERSHIP TO SERVE SMALL & MID-MARKET HEALTHCARE PAYERS
GRAFTON, WI (June 18, 2020) – HealthLX announced today that it has formed a systems integrator partnership with Wendigo Advisors to help healthcare payers comply with the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule. Medicare and Medicaid health plans as well as those participating in the federal exchange must enable member record exchange by July 1, 2021, or risk possible enforcement actions.
“We anticipated this gap in the technology and workflows healthcare payers need to become compliant,” said Will Tesch, CEO of HealthLX. “With our technology and Wendigo’s expertise in health plan IT strategy and implementation, we now have the capability on a wider scale to build the highways between plans and their members. We want to do as much as possible to advance healthcare interoperability in the U.S..”
“This is a critical opportunity for small and mid-market health plans to make significant leaps forward in their use of technology,” said Brian Damiani, President, and CEO of Wendigo Advisors. “One of the outcomes we’d like to see for health plans from this push for compliance is that payers better leverage advanced technology to contribute to their members’ health and plan sustainability rather than playing catch-up in the digital environment.”
HealthLX is a founding member of the Da Vinci Project and a recognized leader in solving clinical data integration challenges with its leading-edge technology. HealthLX’s premium FHIR Enterprise solution creates the data exchange capabilities payers need to quickly become compliant without requiring costly replacement of legacy systems. Using HealthLX technology, Wendigo Advisors will be able to solve compliance and interoperability issues for its clients, which include health plans nationwide.
“We’re very excited about this partnership and the possibilities it creates,” said Tesch. “We firmly believe in the Cures Act mandates and their importance. Working with Wendigo will further our mission to radically improve healthcare interoperability.”
About Wendigo Advisors
Wendigo Advisors is dedicated to helping health plans get the most from their investment in IT by providing strategy, resources, and focus. With nearly 20 years of experience working with small and mid-market health plans around the country, we give our clients access to best practices and economies of scale that are often inaccessible to all but the largest national and regional plans. Wendigo has helped dozens of health plans and third party administrators respond to market changes and reach their goals by developing and implementing IT strategy and IT/business alignment, and reducing complexity. Our model enables plans to engage with seasoned consultants and coaches via project-based work, ad-hoc support, or Shared Services CIO leadership which spreads the cost of a full-time CIO across multiple (non-competing) plans.
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