SOURCE: VHA Inc.

June 29, 2011 14:05 ET

VHA Inc. Selects VitalWare's ScoreCard to Help Members Assess and Track ICD-10 Vendor Readiness

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - VHA Inc., the national health care network, today announced an agreement with VitalWare to offer its ScoreCard application to help member organizations prepare for the health care industry's important transition to ICD-10 that becomes effective Oct. 1, 2013 and lessen the possibility of reduced reimbursements from non-complaint systems.

Available exclusively for VHA members, the VitalWare ScoreCard is a custom tool that helps ensure health care organizations are informed about their vendors' ICD-10 readiness and holds their vendors accountable for meeting the required changeover from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes.

Featuring an easy-to-use, electronic dashboard, ScoreCard displays a vendor readiness progress report and provides ongoing alerts to inform an organization's ICD-10 task force of vendor compliance to help ensure business continuity during and after the ICD-10 transition.

"We are committed to providing our members with the resources they need to help them prepare for the ICD-10 deadline and identify systems that may be at risk due to the conversion," said Amy Anthony, senior vice president, VHA. "VHA selected VitalWare's ScoreCard because it helps our members learn which systems might be vulnerable, giving them sufficient time to plan and avoid the possibility of disputed or rejected claims that could negatively affect their reimbursements."

With ScoreCard, VHA members can:

  • Identify which vendor products measurably impact ICD-10 planning based on their functionality and extent of use,

  • Determine which products have 'high impact' but 'low readiness' -- helping identify and avoid potential problems,

  • Receive automatic alerts when vendor/product milestones, tasks or due dates have been completed, or are at risk.

VitalWare provides ongoing support by:

  • Communicating with vendors and holding them accountable through 2013,

  • Providing updates to the ScoreCard to help track vendor progress and overall readiness,

  • Sending alerts when vendors update products -- or when milestones or due dates slip.

Separately, VitalView Premium is available for health care organizations that lack the time or workforce to compile an initial inventory of ICD-10 vendors and determine product readiness. Additionally, VitalView Premium features an ICD-10 knowledgebase and a secure web-based project management solution.

"VHA members now have one resource with the ScoreCard application to identify, assess and track vendor progress on ICD-10, making the process more efficient and affordable for all," said Kerry Martin, CEO of VitalWare.

About VHA
VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations that work together to drive maximum savings in the supply chain arena, set new levels of clinical performance and identify and implement best practices to improve operational efficiency and clinical outcomes. In 2010, VHA delivered record savings and value of $1.7 billion to members. Formed in 1977, VHA serves nearly 1,350 not-for-profit hospitals and more than 30,000 non-acute care providers nationwide, coordinating delivery of its programs and services through its 16 regional offices. VHA has been listed as one of the best places to work in health care by Modern Healthcare since 2008 and one of the best places to work in IT by Computer World since 2007.

About VitalWare
Headquartered in Yakima, Washington, VitalWare develops health care software to unify clinical and financial data, transform data into universally useful, actionable information and to support more profitable business decisions. The VitalView platform, its flagship product, provides real-time insight into ICD-10 vendor readiness with an executive dashboard, helping health care organizations improve vendor management and make informed decisions for sustained productivity, uninterrupted reimbursement and improved project management. For more information, visit www.vitalware.com or call 855-GOICD10.

Contact Information

  • Caroline March-Long
    Public Relations
    VitalWare
    +1 434 295 5938
    Email Contact

    Maxine Levy
    VHA Public Relations
    +1 972 830 7845
    Email Contact

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