Digits-to-Digits [D2D] Overview and Monthly Project Update Digits-to-Digits [D2D] Overview and Monthly Project Update 10 January 2014
Agenda • Roll Call Name ,VSO Name, State • D2D Overview • D2D Vision • D2D Goal • Onboarding Overview • Pilot VSO’sParticipants • Pilot VSO’s Milestones • General Information Website • Contact Information
D2D Overview • What is D2D? • D2D is an electronic claims submission solution for VSOs who have proprietary Claims Management System (CMS) • D2D is a data exchange between two systems • D2D is strictly backend functionality • Who are the users of D2D? • D2D’s user base are the VSOs with proprietary CMS • What are the benefits of D2D? • It streamlines the claims management process. Reduces the amount of time it takes to submit a claim • It cuts postage, printing and paper costs • It decreases errors that may occur via manual entry of data • It allows for the claim to be submitted electronically
The D2D Vision D2D will be a generalized data delivery service (like FedEx®) that will enable ANY VA accredited partner to submit digital data captured in ANY VA Form together with associated attachments directly from an authorized partner system to a VA system. Think of D2D like you would FEDEX – it’s a service that gets something where you need it to be very quickly. Digits-to-Digits Service where customers can send packages anywhere, anytime…fast Service where VA partners can send digital claims forms directly to VA back-end systems, anytime…fast.
D2D Goal • D2D the method of choice for volume submissions • Build in Quality control in the submission process to prevent Re-Work • Build in Automation to reduce Claim Cycle Time • Use Checklist to ensure Completeness of submissions • Document Markup model to draw attention to key areas of Evidence • Accelerate speed by which claims are filed, resulting in quicker rating decisions for veterans • Accommodate VSO/CVSO/State partners who already have a substantial investment in their own claims management systems • Eliminate creation of paper documents in VBA claims processing
Onboarding Overview • What is onboarding? • Onboarding is the process of acquiring and absorbing or taking on new users into a system • Importance • It provides a process for the VSOs to follow and learn how they can become users of the D2D functionality • Requirements • Data Transfer Agreement (DTA) • Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) • SSL Certificate • Configuration Matrix • VLER-DAS Request Form
Configuration Matrix Details • What is the Configuration Matrix? • A technical document • Requests Information about the VSO’s Network • Internet Connection Site/Partner • VPN Tunnel Information • Network Traffic Information between VA and Partner ( VSO) • Business POC Information • Technical POC Information • Be careful with information in this document
VLER DAS Details • What is VLER DAS - Implementation Document Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Data Access Services (DAS) Implementation Form -Permission External vendors that wish to establish internetworking connectivity the Department of Veterans Affairs Gateway. -Support VA Office of Information Technology (OI&T) System Design and Engineering (SDE) efforts to support the connection request with the VA Enterprise Security Configuration Control Board (ESCCB).
Digits to Digits (D2D) Pilot Update Phase 3: VBMS Testing Phase 1: Mock VLER DAS Testing Phase 2: VIERS Testing December February January
Pilot VSO Quarterly Milestones Matrix Phases 7 Pilot VSOs Completed Developed Schedule 2 Pilot VSOs Mock VLER DAS 2 Pilot VSOs Silver Env. Connectivity Testing 2 VSO’s Connectivity Testing 2 VSO’s Silver Env. Connection to VA 1 VSO to VA Silver
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D2D Contact Information • firstname.lastname@example.org • Chris Hluchyj – email@example.com • Sam Patrick— Samuel.Patrick@va.gov • Jude Michel— MarieJude.Michel@va.gov
Questions and Feedback For general and technical questions contact : firstname.lastname@example.org