TEFCA Comments Summary

Public Comments on the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement Draft 2

ONC received more than 100 comments on the Trusted Exchange Framework (TEF) Draft 2 during the public commenting period.

Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) outlines a common set of principles, terms, and conditions to support the development of a Common Agreement that would help enable nationwide exchange of electronic health information (EHI) across disparate health information networks (HINs).

Comments were submitted by a wide range of stakeholders including: health information networks/exchanges, health professional societies, providers of health services, health information technology developers, hospitals, public health entities, health care payers, health care quality organizations, state entities, health care suppliers of services, and patient advocates.

ONC will be updating the Trusted Exchange Framework, the Minimum Required Terms and Conditions, and the QHIN Technical Framework based on comments received by the deadline. There will be additional opportunities in the future for public input into the creation of the Common Agreement.

ONC thanks all of the organizations that submitted comments and looks forward to continued engagement on this work.

For those wishing to review comments submitted, please reference the table.

Name Organization Organization Type Sort descending Submission
Lee Barrett EHNAC Health Care Accreditation Organizations Submission File
Patti Barnett Centene Corporation Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Caleb Wallace UPMC Health Plan Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Ceci Connolly Alliance of Community Health Plans Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Jennifer DeAngelis Blue Shield of California Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Chinwe Nwosu America's Health Insurance Plans Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Gary Dickinson CentriHealth/UnitedHealth Group Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Andrea Gelzer AmeriHealth Caritas Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Lauren Choi BlueCross BlueShield Association Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Mary Griskewicz Cigna Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
John Santelli UnitedHealth Group Health Care Payers/Insurance Companies Submission File
Cathy Costello Ohio Health Information Partnership/CliniSync Health Care Suppliers of Services Submission File
ROBERT THICKENS ELIGIBILL, INC. Health Care Suppliers of Services Submission File
ROBERT THICKENS ELIGIBILL, INC. Health Care Suppliers of Services Submission File
Martin Lupinetti HealthShare Exchange Health Care Suppliers of Services Submission File
Rosalyn Ryan Bicgen Health Care Suppliers of Services Submission File
Susan Clark Briljent Health Care Suppliers of Services Submission File
Kevin Scalia Netsmart Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Deven McGraw Ciitizen Corporation Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Ron Turner XPRESSRULES LLC Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
MERLE BUSHKIN MEDKAZ®, by HEALTH RECORD CORPORATION Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Julie Maas EMR Direct Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Hans Buitendijk Cerner Corporation Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Ron Turner XPRESSRULES LLC Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
Michael Saito Epic Health Information Technology Developers Submission File
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