Volume 6 · Issue 6 · June 2001
Healthcare IWA Expected Soon; HCFA Quality "Ratings"
Discussions in this article focus on the status of IWA 1
(the ISO TMB has renamed the ITA class of ISO documents as
Industry Workshop AgreementIWA) and reports that indicate
senior management at HCFA is discussing ideas for measurement
and disclosure of information about facilities that provide
care to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. However, reports
indicate that the HCFA does not plan to start ratings programs.