The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Harris Corp. a $5.3 million contract to provide remediation to the VA's Health Administration Center cache system by integrating new medical coding standards.
The contract is for two years and includes three optional tasks.
The World Health Organization’s international statistical classification of diseasesand related health problems codes are used to classify diseases and other
medical problems under a single standard and promote international comparability with treatment and billing. As part of the new version of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that all covered healthcare entities be compliant by Oct. 1, 2013.
“The ICD-10 transition will enable the HAC to improve the accuracy and efficiency of claims processing for veterans and their family members,“ said Jim Traficant, president of Harris’ healthcare business. “By migrating to ICD-10, the Health Administration Center continues to lead the healthcare industry in adopting the latest standards to better serve our veterans.“