From PR Newswire:

WATERBURY, Conn., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Therap Services has been approved by Florida Medicaid to provide direct claim submission for providers in the developmental disabilities community. The Electronic
Remittance Voucher (EVR) 837 Professional claims will be submitted to Florida Medicaid via the ANSI EDI X12 standards. The direct claim submission is a new feature in Therap’s Billing module which lets providers
submit billing claims directly to Florida Medicaid and track their status.

“As part of our continuous process to improve Therap applications for our users, the direct claim submission feature has been added to save users from the hassle of using third party software to submit claims,” said James Kelly, Vice Chairman, Therap Services.

The direct claim submission feature in Therap’s Billing module eliminates the need for external billing software to submit claims. The Billing module also maintains a list of different funding sources that are paying for the services for each individual. Information such as number of billable and non- billable service units can easily be entered and the system will automatically calculate the number of remaining units and amount remaining within the service authorization. Therap utilizes the standard HCPCS codes for both the Medicaid and the HCBS Waiver programs for service descriptions and service codes, and provides for inclusion ICD-9 diagnosis, diagnostic pointers and procedure codes for billing.

Florida Medicaid is changing their “Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS)” agents from ACS EDI Gateway Inc. to Electronic Data System (EDS) on March 1, 2008 under a new five (5) year contract and Therap looks forward to continuing to work successfully these companies as a Billing Agent.

About Therap Services

Therap Services provides secure, cost-effective information, documentation and communications services tailored to the specific needs of service providers, health professionals, regulators, and family members to
improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities. Therap’s complete suite of applications includes Health Tracking, Individual and Emergency Data Forms, Individual Service Plans, The Individualized Plan of Protective Oversight and Safeguards (IPOP), Behavior Plans and Tracking, T-Logs, T-Notes, T-Tasks, Incident Reports, Management Summaries, Witness Reports, Supported Employment Tracking, Calendar, Secure Communications, Staff Scheduling, Training Management System, Attendance and Electronic Billing. For further information, please visit