As many of our clients know, APS’ IT team has been working diligently to ensure we are prepared for ICD-10. Implementation was previously set for 10/1/2013; however, the Department of Health and Human Services announced February 16th that it is delaying the date of which “certain healthcare entities” must convert to ICD-10. No new date has been announced at this time. Further behind the scenes, our certified coding professionals have also been working hard to make sure they are ready for this undertaking, through continued education and proactive research. In an effort to share knowledge gained throughout this process, APS Medical Billing will begin releasing a series of ICD-10 specific newsletters to be used as a training mechanism for our clients. Please contact your Client Representative to get signed up to this distribution list. They can be reached at 800-288-8325.
APS stepped in and took control of the transition and generated normal collections in our second month, improving billing, which is a huge accomplishment for our business.