The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded Reston, Va.-based QuadraMed Corporation, a provider of healthcare technologies and services, a five-year, $211 million contract to implement its Quantim Coding, Compliance, and Abstracting solution. The comprehensive, integrated solution will improve the VA healthcare system’s coding productivity and accuracy through real-time compliance monitoring and customizable billing processes. The agreement expands and builds upon QuadraMed’s Quantim solution, which has been optimized for the VA’s specific requirements. The VA has been utilizing QuadraMed’s Quantim solution since 2005 at 150 VA medical centers.
According to VA officials, Quantim was originally selected as its go-forward ICD-10 coding and compliance solution and retained its lead as the solution of choice due to its flexibility to integrate into the VA’s VistA Health Information System. Under the new agreement the VA will also be purchasing QuadraMed’s innovative Physician Query Tracking and Central Reporting tools, in addition to implementation, technical training and support services.
The VA healthcare system currently utilizes Quantim to streamline inpatient and outpatient coding, compliance, claims editing and revenue-cycle processes, and will gain the following new functionality and enhancements under the new agreement:
- Physician-query tracking capabilities to ensure accuracy, timeliness and compliance with clinical documentation
- Integrated, enterprise-wide, central-management reporting and monitoring of Quantim key performance indicators
- New functionality for Veteran’s Equitable Resource Allocation monitoring