As of April 1st, 2014, recent changes made to the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) Schedule of Medical Benefits will come into effect. These changes will affect some codes, facilities, and pricing rates with codes and facilities being removed or added and pricing amounts being changed.
We have updated ClinicAid with the applicable changes to make as many as possible automated within the software. A quick video walk-through of the changes to ClinicAid’s medical billing software has also been created and can be found on our YouTube channel, along with other useful tutorials.
Some of the codes that have changed are as follows:
New Service Codes Available as of April 1st, 2014
These codes will only be found in the search results if the service date for the code is April 1st or later. Trying to bill for these codes for a service date prior to April 1st will result in an error as we’ve updated ClinicAid to ensure that the codes are billed accurately.
Service Codes No Longer Available as of April 1st, 2014
These codes will not be available after March 31st, 2014. Much like the new codes, ClinicAid will check the service date you are trying to bill for in order to ensure that you are billing accurately. If you are trying to use on of these codes for a service date after Mach 31st, you will receive an error when saving the bill.
It is important to make note of these changes in order to ensure you are submitting your bills to AHCIP correctly. For more information and the full details behind the changes, as well as an exhaustive list of new codes, prices, and more, please visit the Alberta Medical Association’s Billing Corner and view the PDF version of the new Schedule of Medical Benefits that comes into effect on April 1st, 2014.