Participate

 

Participation in DirectTrust Standards is open to application by any interested party within the DirectTrust Standards Interest Categories. 

Application

 

 

DirectTrust Membership is not required for participation in DirectTrust Standards. To participate in standards development, participants must be a member of DirectTrust or DirectTrust Standards.

 DirectTrust membership includes participation in DirectTrust Standards as well as the following benefits:

  • Opportunities to influence and shape the DirectTrust Trust Framework
  • Access to DirectTrust deliverables and intellectual property, as well as participation in workgroups
  • Insight into the work being done by your colleagues in the community
  • Discounted access to DirectTrust products, notably the accreditation process
  • Up to date information about the continually evolving regulatory environment

For DirectTrust members and DirectTrust Standards participants:

 

  • Membership is non-transferable and non-refundable
  • All members must use mature judgment in choosing language used on calls, in posts, and in all other communications with and to other members.
  • All members of DirectTrust are responsible for their behavior and are expected to adhere to all policies, rules and expectations for the workgroup or program they are involved with. Members are held individually responsible for the decisions they make regarding their behavior.
  • All members will adhere to DirectTrust policies, procedures and rules.

Interest Categories

 

DirectTrust Standards development seeks to be inclusive and represent all stakeholders with a direct and material interest within the respective scope of the relevant Standards Workgroup. As such, DirectTrust Standards aims for balance and a lack of dominance of each Standards Workgroup.

To achieve this balance, the DirectTrust Standards development has established various Interest Categories that stakeholders may fall into with the intent that a single Interest Category may not dominate any particular Standards Workgroup.

 Organizations and individuals shall choose to be associated with the Interest Category in which their primary business or interest purpose lies.  Interest categories include the following (select tabs for examples):

Health Information Organizations

Health Information Service Providers HISPS (as a primary business) 

Exchange and Systems Integration Technology vendors

Identity and Registration

Electronic Health Record Companies

Population Health Companies

Personal Health Record and Wellness Companies

Other technology companies

  Integrated Delivery Networks  

Accountable Care Organizations  

Acute Care Organizations  

Ambulatory Care Organizations  

Post Acute Care Organizations        

Other organizations providing care to patients   

Regulatory Agencies  

Public Payers 

Private Insurance Companies  

Consumer Focused Companies

Consumer advocates

Students

Standards Development Fees

 

DirectTrust membership includes participation in DirectTrust Standards. For participation in DirectTrust Standards, DirectTrust Membership is not required. Both DirectTrust Membership and DirectTrust Standards fees are provided below for reference. Fees include participation for one calendar year. Select from the tabs below to learn more.

 

Corporations, partnerships, and other for-profit entities.

Category

Classification

DirectTrust Membership

DirectTrust Standards

Corporate

Revenue > $500M

$25,000.00

$15,000.00

 

$25M - $500M

$12,500.00

$7,500.00

 

$5M - $25M

$2,500.00

$1,500.00

 

$1M - $5M

$1,250.00

$750.00

 

<$1M

$625.00

$375.00

 

Category Classification DirectTrust Membership  DirectTrust Standards
Individual Individuals with an interest in DirectTrust not otherwise eligible for membership in a group or institutional category. (Not employed by organization that is eligible in another category.) $312.50 $187.50

Enterprises with physicians, dentists or other medically trained personnel that provide direct medical services and/or managed care services to patients (not including Hospitals and Healthcare Systems, as defined below).

Category Classification DirectTrust Membership DirectTrust Standards
Healthcare Practices 1-4 prescribers $300 $160
  5-99 $300 + $75/additional prescriber over 4 $160 + $40/additional prescriber over 4
  100 or more $7,500 $4,000

Nonprofit professional, charitable, scientific or educational organization that qualifies under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code (not including Hospitals and Healthcare Systems as defined below).

Category

Classification

DirectTrust Membership

DirectTrust Standards

Nonprofit

> $5M

$2,500.00

$1,500.00

 

$1M - $5M

$1,250.00

$750.00

 

<$1M

$625.00

$375.00

Enterprises with medically trained personnel that provide direct medical services and/or managed care services to patients (not including Medical and Dental Practices, as defined above).

Category Classification DirectTrust Membership DirectTrust Standards
Hospitals / Health Systems System with > 10 hospitals $25,000.00 $15,000.00
  Academic Medical Center, Managed Care Organization, or hospital with >401 beds $18,750.00 $11,250.00
  Academic Medical Center, Managed Care Organization, or hospital with-400 beds $12,500.00 $7,500.00
  Academic Medical Center, Managed Care Organization, or hospital with-250 beds $6,250.00 $3,750.00
  Academic Medical Center, Managed Care Organization, or hospital < 100 beds $1,250.00 $750.00

Federal, State, city, county agency or special governmental district (not including Medical and Dental Practices or Hospitals and Healthcare Systems, as defined above)

Category

Classification

DirectTrust Membership

DirectTrust Standards

Public Agency

Population > 50k

$12,500.00

$7,500.00

 

Population < 50k

$6,250.00

$3,750.00

 

Small State Agency

$2,500.00

$1,500.00

Full-time student at an accredited institution of higher learning. 

Category Classification DirectTrust Membership DirectTrust Standards
Student Full time student at accredited university $62.50 $37.50