DALLAS – October 20, 2020 – abeo, a leader in physician-focused billing and practice management solutions, today announced its appointment of Joe Ferro to Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. As a knowledgeable industry veteran, Ferro will foster the company’s technology vision and lead its strategic advancement. In addition to stepping into this new leadership role at abeo, Ferro will retain his position as President of TRUSTEDi10, an abeo technology solution providing computer-assisted Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding solutions.
Ferro has over 25 years of experience an entrepreneur and senior healthcare executive with deep healthcare informatics and revenue cycle experience. Developing technology to solve critical issues with coding, claims, and compliance has been the focus of his career. He founded and led TRUSTEDi10 prior to its acquisition by abeo in 2019, Ferro remained on the team heading the combined entity’s set of technology solutions focused on improving provider documentation and payments. Before founding TRUSTEDi10, he served as president of three EHR, claims, and billing services companies: E-Volve Health, Claim Assurance, and Claimtrust, Inc.
“I am excited to take on a broadened role guiding the strategic vision and technological innovation as we continue advancing our services and solution offerings,” Ferro said. “By leveraging new and emerging technology in our tools, including artificial intelligence and natural language processing, we’re able to help our customers cut through overwhelming troves of data allowing optimization of their RCM efforts improving practice management. I am honored to lead these new initiatives as we move forward into our most expansive phase of growth yet.”
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Ferro founded TRUSTEDi10 in 2016 to address the abundance of healthcare data that was underutilized by the health entities collecting it and streamline provider workflows for documentation. As part of the abeo family, TRUSTEDi10 provides customers with advanced technology that uses artificial intelligence to help providers increase their accuracy and compliance with defensible documentation for E/M level assignments, a traditionally variable, error-prone, and costly process.
“We are thrilled to have Joe step into a larger role and lend his innovative expertise across all of abeo’s lines of business,” said Mike O’Boyle, CEO of abeo. “We are confident that his work will clearly demonstrate abeo’s superiority in the market as we put forward solutions that align our current functionality with new advancements that meet our clients’ emerging challenges and ultimately drive optimization, compliance, and efficiency.”
About abeo Management Corporation, LLC:
abeo provides advisory, analytics, management, billing and collections, and technology solutions to solve financial and practice management challenges faced by physician specialties like anesthesia, in which the company has traditionally focused. abeo improves business performance and clinical documentation challenges for private practices, surgery centers, hospitals and health systems. With real-time case tracking, computer-assisted coding using artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP), and the most widely used billing platform among anesthesia providers, abeo’s suite of technology solutions solves complex specialty revenue challenges. Learn more at abeo.com.