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EHNAC Releases New 2021 Accreditation Criteria Versions for Public Review through Dec. 3

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:00 AM
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Significant updates include new program criteria designed to help payers and providers meet CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule requirements

FARMINGTON, CT / ACCESSWIRE / October 6, 2020 / 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 that it has posted new versions of program criteria for its 21 accreditation programs for public review. The open process for adopting criteria will commence on Oct. 6, 2020 and end on Dec. 3, 2020.

2021 criteria updates to all programs include requirements from HITRUST CSF® V9.4 and the introduction of three new programs: Trusted Dynamic Registration & Authentication Accreditation Programs (TDRAAP) (two programs, soon to be announced) and EHNAC P&S Comprehensive. The EHNAC P&S Comprehensive program includes extensive privacy and security requirements - available for all EHNAC accreditation programs - along with in-depth validation. This program is ideal for many healthcare stakeholders and addresses EHNAC Privacy and Security, customer service, business practices, personnel requirements, third-party cloud service providers, and more.

Scheduled to be released to the public in early 2021, the Trusted Dynamic Registration & Authentication Accreditation Programs (TDRAAP Basic and TDRAAP Comprehensive) are designed to help healthcare organizations demonstrate their ability to use trusted digital certificates for endpoint identity, registration, authentication and attribute discovery for electronic healthcare transactions in real-time.

The 21 enhanced criteria programs and the new version numbers associated include:

  1. ACOAP - Accountable Care Organization Accreditation Program (V3.6)*
  2. DRAP - Data Registry Accreditation Program (V3.6)*
  3. DT P&S - DirectTrust Privacy & Security (V1.2)*
  4. EHNAC P&S - EHNAC Privacy & Security (V1.2)*
  5. EHNAC P&S Comprehensive - EHNAC Privacy & Security Comprehensive (V1.0)*
  6. ePAP-EHN - e-Prescribing Accreditation Program (V8.6)*
  7. EPCSCP-Pharmacy - Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances Certification Program - Pharmacy Vendor (V4.1)
  8. EPCSCP-Prescribing - Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances Certification Program - Prescribing Vendor (V4.1)
  9. FSAP-EHN - Financial Services Accreditation Program for Electronic Health Networks (V4.6)*
  10. FSAP-Lockbox - Financial Services Accreditation Program for Lockbox Services (V4.6)*
  11. HIEAP - Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (V3.6)*
  12. HNAP-EHN - Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Electronic Health Networks [Includes Payer] (V12.6)*
  13. HNAP-Medical Biller - Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Medical Billers (V3.6)*
  14. HNAP-TPA - Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Third Party Administrators (V3.6)*
  15. MSOAP - Management Service Organization Accreditation Program (V3.6)*
  16. OSAP - Outsourced Services Accreditation Program1 (V3.6)*
  17. PMSAP - Practice Management System Accreditation Program (V3.6)*
  18. TDRAAP - Trusted Dynamic Registration & Authentication Accreditation Program Basic (V1.0)
  19. TDRAAP - Trusted Dynamic Registration & Authentication Accreditation Program Comprehensive (V1.0)*
  20. TNAP- Trusted Network Accreditation Program - Participant/Participant Member (V1.2)
  21. TNAP-QHIN - Trusted Network Accreditation Program - QHIN (V1.2)

Visit www.ehnac.org for more details or to review the latest EHNAC criteria and submit feedback during this comment period through the Criteria Comment Form.

The EHNAC criteria for each of its accreditation programs sets the foundational requirements for measuring an organization's ability to meet/align with federal and state healthcare reform mandates such as HIPAA/HITECH, 21st Century Cures Act, TEFCA and other mandates and best practices like NIST, for health care organizations focusing on the areas of privacy, security, cybersecurity, breach handling, confidentiality, best practices, procedures and assets. Visit www.ehnac.org for more details.

* Indicates program includes HITRUST CSF Criteria

1OSAP includes 10 different accreditation programs tailored for Accountable Care Organization Technology Service Providers; Call Centers; Data Centers; DRP Facilities; Health Information Exchange Technology Service Providers; 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, e-prescribing 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, third-party administrators and trusted networks. The Commission is an authorized HITRUST CSF Assessor, making it the only organization with the ability to provide both EHNAC accreditation and HITRUST CSF certification.

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 [email protected], or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Press contact information:

Tom Testa, Anderson Interactive
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Debra Hopkinson, EHNAC
860-408-1620
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SOURCE: Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC)

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