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

Email notifications from Scheduler & more

ChiroPulse has Microsoft Outlook (Office365 or Office 2013) support to make it hassle free (see info below) to send email seemlessly, including calendar events. This article highlights the email notification options for patients & doctors regarding scheduler. Use “preferred options” “e-mail setup” tab to configure your email setup. Once completed you can email patients & doctor from scheduler. We highly recommend using Outlook/Office365.

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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 (and “plain text EDI file) adds some new fields & qualifiers that applies to paper/print.  All PIN/Overrides are available as used before with prior claim forms (print & electronic). Three “invoices” typically apply:

  1. Paper Printed: CMS-1500 Form 2014 (Revision 02-12)
  2. Electronic Submission: Plain Text 2014 (typically requires one-time “mapping” by your clearinghouse)
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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

Windows XP is NOT HIPAA Compliant… time to replace XP computers with new Windows 10 PCs

Windows XP is not HIPAA Compliant & no longer supported by Microsoft. This makes Windows XP insecure & vulnerable to malware, viruses and intrusion.

If you are using Windows XP and suffer a data breach you will be subject to major financial and other penalties for your office .

Replace all XP computers with a new Windows 10 Computer immediately.

Microsoft ended support of Windows XP on 4/8/2014 (no more security updates or support) so it is urgent for offices to migrate off Windows XP immediately. We highly recommend moving to new computers with Windows 10. There is no software upgrade path from Windows XP. Never upgrade your “server” PC from XP, instead purchase a new computer (with a Core i5 3GHz or faster CPU).

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Buying a New Computer or replacing an older PC?

This article will help you select the best computer to protect your office/patient data. While PCs typically last for many years please prepare to regularly replace your PCs (every 3 years or so) so that performance is maintained and outages are avoided if something fails expectantly and without warning. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!  Your SERVER PC stores all your patient data on a magnetic data drive that spins 7,200 time per minute! Unfortunately PCs don’t have accurate “gas gauges” or “warning lights” so an old PC that “still works” today could be the one that won’t power on tomorrow.

Please see our Windows 10 article – click here

Please read below & follow our suggestions to improve performance, save cost and make your life easier… Printable View Printable View

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