Benefit Year 2017 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 2017, 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 timeline was issued for the Benefit Year 2017 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 pilot years 2015 and 2016
  • All of our coders are based in the United States
  • Real-time access to Issuers to see real-time workflow status and results via proprietary software
  • Routine communication / collaboration with our clients
  • Flexibility to customize and download a variety of reports in real-time

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