The Department of Veterans Affairs Awards $24 Million Contract to QuadraMed for HIM and Revenue Cycle Management Technology

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QuadraMed® Corporation, (NASDAQ:QDHC - News) today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs has renewed its annual Task Order contract under its existing Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), with a value of approximately $24 million for the current option period. This renewal includes the term license for QuadraMed's Encoder Product Suite (EPS), and for related training services for all Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and existing Consolidated Patient Accounting Centers (CPAC) nationwide during the government's 2010 fiscal year (FY10). All VA medical centers have been licensed to use QuadraMed EPS since 2005 under the current BPA.

QuadraMed EPS is a comprehensive VistA-integrated Health Information Management (HIM) and Revenue Cycle Management solution that enables VA medical centers to enhance workflow through efficient inpatient and outpatient coding, compliance, claims editing and revenue-cycle management.

"VA medical centers serve a critical role in our nation's healthcare delivery for our veterans. The VA's renewal for FY10, and its successful deployment of QuadraMed technology since 2005, helps to demonstrate the tangible value derived from our solutions. We are pleased to continue this strong partnership and look forward to a productive 2010," said Duncan James, QuadraMed President and CEO.

QuadraMed software solutions provide the following valuable benefits and functionality to the VA medical center network:

 

  • Increased data integrity and productivity through medical records encoders
  • Electronic work assignment within the VA's HIM and billing revenue cycle
  • Communication tools that improve interdepartmental efficiency and enhance encounter workflow
  • Real-time compliance and staff productivity monitoring
  • Customizable reporting for inpatient and outpatient services
  • CMS 1500 and UB 04 claims scrubber

 

The QuadraMed EPS solution integrates key data elements through the VA's clinical packages and its Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) with revenue-cycle coding and billing tools, as part of an integrated healthcare information system.

QuadraMed's valued subcontractors include DSS, Inc., MEGAS, and Unicor with their VistA-integration utilities, case assignment, reporting, claims auditing and professional fee coding tools. For information about all QuadraMed products and related services, visit www.quadramed.com or call 800-393-0278.

About QuadraMed Corporation

QuadraMed - (NASDAQ:QDHC - News) is a leading provider of healthcare technologies and services that help turn quality care into positive financial outcomes. QuadraMed provides innovative solutions that streamline revenue management and compliance processes, while helping healthcare professionals deliver quality patient care. Behind the Company's products and services is a staff of 600 professionals whose experience and dedication have earned QuadraMed the trust and loyalty of clients at over 2,000 healthcare provider facilities. For more information about QuadraMed, visit www.Quadramed.com.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The words "believe," "expect," "target," "goal," "project," "anticipate," "predict," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "may," "will," "should," "could" and similar expressions and their negatives are intended to identify such statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, anticipated trends or growth in businesses, or other characterizations of future events or circumstances and are to be interpreted only as of the date on which they are made. QuadraMed undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements for many reasons, including the risks faced by QuadraMed described in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") from time to time. QuadraMed's SEC filings can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of our website, www.quadramed.com, or through the SEC's EDGAR Database at www.sec.gov (QuadraMed has EDGAR CIK No. 0001018833).

Notwithstanding any statement or expression contained herein, nothing contained in this press release states or implies that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor.

QuadraMed is a registered trademark of QuadraMed Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Contact:

Public Relations
Laura Adams for QuadraMed
703.742.5311
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Investor Relations
David L. Piazza
703-742-5393
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