Telliant HealthCare

Compliance TestingTo efficiently conduct revenue impact testing,
as well as both internal and external IT testing

Healthcare Testing & Validation Services

Increasing demand for interoperability, regulatory and end-user technology compliance testing of healthcare applications involves deep technology expertise, significant time and resources, but that shouldn’t mean inflated costs.

Healthcare Test Acceleration Lab Services are Key to Your Success

To efficiently conduct revenue impact testing, as well as both internal and external IT testing, Telliant established the Healthcare Test Acceleration Labs. Our applications accelerators are developed, tested, used and operated by highly experienced test engineers on a wide variety of systems to meet and exceed the unique needs of our clients.

Telliant Healthcare Test Acceleration Lab combines high end professionals, leading automation software, and proven methodologies to provide support for your EHR/EMR and ICD-10 testing strategy.

Test automation accelerators is proven way to quickly enable end-to end testing at a reasonable cost. Automated test acceleration has proven to be 5-6 times faster than manual testing alone.

Automated Testing provides positive ROI much sooner, saving both providers and payers time and money, with the added benefit of creating a much more efficient, reliable system in general.

Key benefits of Telliant’s Test Accelerators include
End to End Testing

Coverage: Testing all pertinent systems from end-to-end

Large Data

Time: Effectively handle large amounts of data

Immediate Testing

Immediate Response: Testing begins immediately

EHR Testing Services Increase your Performance and Regulatory Objectives

Electronic Health Record (EHR) or Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems are at the center of the Healthcare IT transformation. The CMS’ EHR incentive program provides compensation to HC organizations and providers who can document achievement of Meaningful Use and MACRA objectives. Telliant has extensive real-world EHR testing experience with EHR systems from many leading vendors.

EHR Master Testing Plan should include the following:
  • Establish Test Objectives
  • Develop an Understanding of the Users and Stakeholders
  • Determine Test Scope and Required Completion Dates
  • Formulate Test Requirements
  • Define Test Types
  • Functional: Unit, Sub-System and System
  • Website and Mobile Device Compatibility
  • Interoperability: Clearinghouses, Labs, Imaging, Pharmacies etc
EHR Testing and EMR Testing Types

  • Once the MTP has been approved the Telliant team will begin testing. Testing will include many of the following:
  • Functional Gap Analysis Between Current Processes and Expected New Processes
  • Data Migration and Master Data Development
  • Sub System Testing
  • Integration Testing
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Regression Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Usability Testing

Healthcare Regulations Testing

As a Healthcare professional or organization, you know there are many initiatives coming into effect: MACRA, ICD-10, HIPAA, 5010, ARRA/HITECH and Meaningful Use. As daunting as it may seem, now is the time to plan, it’s time to budget, and more importantly, it’s time to implement.


In year one of the new MACRA requirement is 6 Quality Performance measures reporting will be the main focus;

  • 1 cross measure and 1 outcome measure or another high priority
  • Select an individual measure or specialty measure set
  • Population measures are automatically calculated
  • Emphasis on outcome measurement

HIPAA was enacted by the United States Congress to benefit both those who receive healthcare and those who provide it.

  • Computer Assisted Coding applications can raise productivity to compensate for the ICD-10 Implementation
  • Cybersecurity is top concern in 2017
  • Cloud computing has new guidance regulations

With the final grace period ending on October 1, 2016 for flexibility of ICD10 codes, and new code sets being implemented now is the time to look to computer assisted coding applications (CAC).

  • Computer Assisted Coding applications can raise productivity to compensate for the ICD-10 Implementation
  • Increase medical coding consistency and accuracy
  • Create medical coding audit trail
  • Create data queries
  • Allow more comprehensive medical code assignment
  • Decrease medical coding costs
CAC can be an asset in the ICD-10 transition if:
  • Templates and interfaces need to be built to do the job properly
  • Electronic health records (EHR) templates need to be customized to maximize your clinical documentation improvement (CDI) initiative

Meaningful Use Testing

The evolution of Meaningful Use in the MACRA legislation will continue to be evident. To qualify for incentives, hospitals or independent providers must prove that they have been using an ONC-Certified EHR system in a meaningful way for a minimum period of time. Telliant’s services can prove to be a large help in this hurdle.

Merging of Existing Quality Programs

Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) basically represents a synchronization of existing CMS quality programs (including Meaningful Use), the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and Value-Based Payment Modifiers. This is the focus by CMS to bring together the multiple, diverse quality programs currently in place (all with slightly different metrics) into a single, uniform clinical quality standard.

Automated Healthcare QA

With the increasing demand for interoperability, regulatory compliance, and the end-user technology (mobile, multiple OS) compliance, testing of healthcare applications today involves deep technology expertise, significant time and resources, and inflated costs.

Telliant’s extensive experience in testing healthcare applications – using manual testing and test automation tools (e.g., HP Quality Center, Selenium and Rational Robot). Our team also have strong expertise in multi-platform testing, performance testing, and load testing of healthcare applications.

Automated Regression Testing

For the most accurate and efficient ICD-10 testing, Telliant recommends that organizations automate their repetitive ICD-10 testing scenarios by using test accelerators. Test Automation lowers costs while increasing speed and efficiency by minimizing human error; because the tests are mostly run by the computer by following the rules set by testers, there is a smaller margin of error and a faster rate of completion. Systems and applications that go through automated regression testing will be available for use sooner than those which are tested manually, which allows businesses to resume serving their customers sooner.

Internal ICD-10 Testing

Telliant offers a holistic testing approach which provides an end-to-end test at a fraction of the cost compared to current market approaches. Telliant understands the challenges and risks involved in ICD-10 transformation across the healthcare spectrum, including providers, payers, clearinghouses, and vendors. Our comprehensive approach encompasses both internal and external testing, another way we dramatically reduce costs.

What makes our ICD-10 testing approach unique?

Service delivery includes the use of a comprehensive dual coded (ICD-9 and ICD-10) clinical database. The ICD 10 data used for testing is NOT based on crosswalks or GEMs and is therefore known to be correct. It also includes the use of automated accelerators for injecting large volumes of ICD-9 and ICD-10 clinical/claims data directly into provider and payer systems.

Our ICD-10 testing services include:

  • Test assessment and planning: We help providers and payers assess the testing impacts and scope, develop risk based test strategy, and plan for internal and external testing
  • A set of ICD 10 test cases as well as ICD 10 clinical and claims test data
  • Product configuration testing: Verification of third party product configuration changes for ICD-10 implementation
  • Mapping and Crosswalk validation: Testing of various mapping-based scenarios, verification of clinical and financial accuracy
  • Internal Testing: Testing the interoperability of internal applications and interfaces between system components
  • External Trading Partner Testing: End-to-end testing of systems/applications and their interoperability across the healthcare spectrum including providers, payers, clearinghouses, and third party vendors and administrators
  • Performance/Load/Volume Testing: Testing the performance of the system to ensure upgraded systems are not negatively impacting the system performance/operations
  • Test Automation: Automation of repetitive ICD 10 testing scenarios and accelerators for speeding up the testing

ICD-10 External and Revenue Impact Testing

Telliant provides end-to-end testing of systems/applications and their interoperability across the healthcare spectrum including providers, payers, clearinghouses, and third party vendors and administrators. Because the Golden dataset contains 5010 claims (837) in both ICD-9 and ICD-10, revenue impact testing can be started immediately as soon as payer systems are ready. Revenue impact testing can be done concurrently throughout the testing cycle without any disruption to internal testing.ICD-9 and ICD-10 5010 claim reimbursements/remittance advices (835) would be compared and resolved for unexpected variances.

The Stand Alone ICD-10 Revenue Impact Testing does not depend on provider internal testing or claims creation. Since the Golden Dataset contains dual-coded medical records with corresponding 5010 claim records, revenue impact testing can be conducted using 5010 claim records (837) as a starting point. Both ICD-9 and ICD-10 5010 claim records (837) will be modified with the provider’s test/real patient IDs and payer information to match with payers’ member information, and sent to clearing houses/payers for claims adjudication. After receiving reimbursements/remittance advice (835), ICD-9 and ICD-10 payments will be compared and payment variances will be resolved collaboratively with payers.

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