Benefit Year 2016 HHS-RADV IVA Timeline

About the IVA

An Initial Validation Audit (IVA) is required for commercial risk-adjusted health plans as part of the Affordable Care Act.  Selecting a highly qualified IVA entity is one the most important decisions you will make in the HHS-RADV process. The accuracy of your results will have a significant impact on your plan’s financial performance.

The Initial Validation Audit (IVA) is a regulatory audit required by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). For benefit year 2016, all Issuers operating on the Health Insurance Exchange are required to participate in the IVA and must partner with a qualified IVA entity to conduct the audit. Valiant Health, formerly Health Care Excel, was one of the first partners to offer IVA services during the pilot year (2015) audit.

During a recent REGTAP call, a revised timeline was issued for the Benefit Year 2016 HHS-RADV IVA.

Why choose Valiant Health?

Valiant Health is an experienced, independent auditor with a strong reputation for high-quality work.  We have more than 40 years of experience as a strategic partner to health plans, providers, and state and federal governments. We are a strong partner in the Initial Validation Audit process, providing the hands-on support and services you require.

Why choose Valiant Health?

  • One of the original IVA Auditors for the pilot year in 2016
  • All of our coders have over 5 years of experience
  • 100% of our senior coders are RHIA/RHIT certified
  • Real-time access to validation results
  • Routine communication/collaboration with our clients to meet individual needs

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