by Carl Natale
Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 - 07:46 pm
QuadraMed, a provider of healthcare technologies and services to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care, announced a new version of Quantim Facility Coding that supports ICD-9 and ICD-10 code sets.
Through the use of Quantim Coding v10, QuadraMed clients can test their ICD-10 interface transactions in combination with live encounters while also using ICD-9 codes.
A dual coding approach enables health systems - like St. Joseph’s Healthcare System and Opelousas General Health System that just signed contracts to implement the new version - to analyze comparative data between the two code sets. As a result, healthcare organizations can avoid unnecessary missed reimbursement opportunities and strengthen staff proficiency with ICD-10. QuadraMed says it is the first healthcare IT organization to offer a coding solution that supports both ICD-9 and ICD-10 code sets.
"Our new release of ICD-10 ready Quantim with dual coding is an important step in our concentrated efforts to help clients move through the transition to ICD-10 with minimal disruption to workflow,” said Duncan W. James, QuadraMed CEO. "Combined with our ICD-10 Countdown Program, the new Quantim version enables clients to not only meet the 2013 deadline, but become early adopters and role models for their colleagues throughout the nation.”
QuadraMed’s ICD-10 Countdown Program provides health systems with data analytics, assessment services, software, and guidance specific to the ICD-10 transition. In June, the company enhanced the program by announcing a joint educational offering with Elsevier. QuadraMed also has an ICD-10 coding simulator that uses the full set of ICD-10 codes and avatar-based simulator training.