The time for ICD-10 implementation is getting closer. Easy Billing Professional vs 0.93.14b available now has the ability for both ICD-9 and ICD-10. When the new CMS 1500 form is released Easy Billing Professional will be ready to implement the ICD-10 Code process directly into the form and already in the 5010 protocol for electronic submission.
The number of diagnosis pointers will remain the same. Currently, it is possible to point up to four diagnosis codes out of a new maximum of 12 for each procedure code. Main recent changes in diagnosis pointers included going from one field, where pointers were entered with dahes, spaces, and commas in between, to being entered in four separate fields.
Once the new CMS 1500 form is implemented into Easy Billing Professional users will be given a set period of time to send the old CMS form to the carriers but after the deadline date, currently planned for October 2013 users will not be able to send the old CMS form.
If you have any questions or would like to see a free demo and see how Easy Billing Professional is going to be not only be compatible with ICD-9 and ICD-10 plus the old CMS 1500 for and the new CMS 1500 form. Easy Billing has always promised to stay current, and proactively adhere to the changes in the medical billing industry.
Let us demonstrate just how easy and efficient we have made it for you. please call 800.618.6136
Are you backing up correctly? Today, more than ever before, you need to protect yourself from ever needing disaster recovery because of your incomplete or non-existent back up procedures. If you do not have a simple way to recover your medical billing data then your data is NOT safe.
Easy Billing Users should:
1. Back up medical billing software program and data to at least three separate HIPPA compliant locations (i.e varying hard drives, jump drives, etc).
2. Disable automatic virus scans, software updates and any other processes that can prompt a computer shut-down or restart.
3. Make certain they understand back-up procedures by watching a back up training video here* and/or call 800.618.6136 for assistance. *Call if you have no received a password to access video*
There are several ways Easy Billing users can insure easy data retrieval. Easy Billing Professional, medical billing software, has made this process almost seamless for clients by adding a simple data back up process in the Preferences menu on the Maintenance tab. Another option is to back up the entire Easy Billing Professional program folder. Users are immediately able to see the date of their last back up on the Easy Billing Welcome Screen. Users are advised and encouraged to rotate their back up protocol so that they have at least three HIPAA compliant copies of backups. In a server environment with FileMake Pro Server, backing up is set up with a schedule.
Easy Billling users must make sure their computers are not downloading virus definitions automatically, updating automatically or doing anything that will automatically restart a computer. This could result in damage to not only Easy Billing but to other software when opened during this process.
Disaster Recovery is the result of improper backing up and is not included in Easy Billing Professional annual support. Disaster recovery can be expensive especially if third party specialists are needed. Additionally, users run the risk of wasting valuable time re-entering patients and claims from an outdated previous back up.
Easy Billing medical billing software is here to help your organization be proactive and safeguard your data, please call if you would like training on backing up. Also visit www.easybillingsoftware.com Training menu to watch a video tutorial on backing up.
If you are an Easy Billing Professional or pre Easy Billing Professional user and are not sure if you are
backing up correctly, please give us a call and we are happy to guide you through your medical billing software back up process. 800.618.8136
Easy Billing, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Marla Acton, who, after ten years of billing experience, realized the need for a medical billing system that was easy to learn, efficient to use, and affordable.