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ICD-10 Info & ChiroPulse Use (submission delayed to 10/1/2015)

On April 1, 2014 President Obama signed into legislation the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (H.R.4302) which includes a one year delay in the implementation of ICD 10 codes. The new date for implementation is 10/1/2015. To read more please click here.

The implementation of ICD-10 has been delayed again but ChiroPulse365 is now fully ICD-10 compliant (since March 2014) and as the “you must use ICD-10, not ICD-9 codes” date of 10/1/2015 approaches ChiroPulse will offer tools to conveniently move your ICD-9 Claims to ICD-10. The biggest obstacle your office faces is that you cannot intermix ICD-9 codes and ICD-10 codes in one claim. The second obstacle is knowing which ICD-10 to use or which Medicare will approve. As the ICD-10 rollout date approaches we’ll make your life easier. Continue reading

Processing Electronic Payment 835 ERA files

An exciting add-on service is available to ChiroPulse365 subscribers which lets your office automatically input payments quickly into ledger via Electronic Payment 835 ERA files.  This is a huge time-saver for your office staff!  You can obtain the Electronic Payment 835 ERA (Electronic Remittance Advice) file from your clearinghouse/carrier and now quickly import hundreds (or thousands!) of line-item “payment” entries into the Ledger of many patients very quickly. This is not only much faster than manual entry of this payment data but the input is 100% accurate with no typos or mistakes.

The Electronic Payments add-on is available in “pre-release” to select users at NO COST! To gain early access please use the form at the bottom of this page. Upon full-release of the “Electronic Payments Add-on” all ChiroPulse365 subscribers will be given free unlimited-use of this add-on for a number of days. We know demand is high for this feature but we want to get it 100% right so during the pre-release time we’ll be sorting out a few more regional clearinghouses & carriers.  Printable View Printable View Continue reading

CMS-1500 HCFA Claim Form (02-12) Readiness w/ 12 ICDs

ChiroPulse365 (refresh x.1401+) is ready for the new CMS-1500 2014 (02-12) paper form that most carriers will be accepting 4/1/2014. This form adds some new fields & qualifiers and applies to paper/print. ANSI 5010 compliance prior to that deadline about a year ago. A few notes for ChiroPulse365 users:

  • CMS-1500 Form 02-12 revised form available to use for paper/print & plain-text as well as ANSI5010 EDI.
    • Paper CMS-1500 Form 2014 (Revision 02-12) Paper Form
    • Electronic Submission: Plain Text 2014 (typically requires one-time “mapping” by your clearinghouse)
    • Electronic Submission: ANSI837 5010 EDI format
  • All PIN/Overrides are available as used before with prior claim forms (print & electronic). Continue reading

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PQRS reporting is simple

Now available & automated! You can easily and correctly report PQRS for Medicare (or other carriers). The necessary CPT G-codes have been added to your system along with logic to prompt for selecting the correct code when posting charges/visit info for  a patient that was designated for PQRS reporting. This will ensure that you insert the CPT G-codes as needed as well as record the correct ones based on previously used codes. Continue reading

Wireless Networking

Wi-fi wireless roaming between treatment and other rooms in your office is possible. As people can wirelessly use their phones & view the web or fetch email, it is a nice goal to be able to wireless access your ChiroPulse data from anywhere in your office. We have tested and used wi-fi going back to Winter 2005 with early Wireless “Pre-N” networking equipment. Continue reading