The Impact of ICD-10 on the ANSI 837

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Not since the introduction of HIPAA transactions over 15 years ago has there been a project that impacts healthcare data processing like the implementation of ICD-10.  This code set conversion impacts almost every business process for every partner in the exchange of healthcare data.

The fact that this change impacts so many systems and partners in the collection and exchange of healthcare data means that the risk of financial setbacks due to the implementation of these codes is very high. Continue reading

CAQH CORE Offers free EFT Enrollment Tool

On the CAQH CORE web site, there is a tool that allows providers to enroll in EFT with multiple payers in a single step. This link will take you to the site:

https://solutions.caqh.org/bpas/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fbpas%2fdefault.aspx%2f

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After you create an account, you can upload an image of a check, select the payers you want to enroll with from their list, and the enrollment information will be sent to each one. Continue reading

Medicare dial-up connectivity is being eliminated for 717 area code.

EDI trading partners still connecting to Novitas via the former 717 area code modem telephone number will no longer be able to connect for claim submission and report retrieval as of 12:01 AM Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, August 29, 2014.:

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The majority of our trading partners have already made these changes,

Inability to connect for claim submission, remittance and/or report retrieval. and we appreciate your assistance with this effort.  Currently, customers still connecting through the 717 area code telephone number may already be experiencing:

  • Decreased connection quality.
  • Frequent connection time-outs.
  • If your modem is more than four years old, you may need to purchase a new dial-up modem in order to connect.

Customers who have not changed to the new connections should speak to their software vendor immediately to resolve any connection issues you are experiencing.   Additionally, trading partners who are located in the 717 area code will need a long distance phone service in order to connect.

MEDTranDirect is an Approved Network Service Provider for Novitas. MEDTranDirect can provide you with a solution! MEDTranDirect provides secure high-speed Internet connectivity to online inquiry services and the Common Working File (CWF).

MEDTranDirect provides a simple and easy to use product “PayerLink” that provides access to: DDE, PPTN, VIPS, HETS, and Claims file transfer.

 

By Aaron Brandwein – Vice President of Sales and Marketing, MEDTranDirect

 

Your Medicare dial-up connectivity is being eliminated!

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Dial-up connectivity will be eliminated as an EDI data exchange option for uploading claims and downloading ERAs:

These MACs recommend that users on dial-up make the transition as soon as possible to avoid disruption to Medicare service.

MEDTranDirect can provide you with a solution! MEDTranDirect provides secure high-speed Internet connectivity to online inquiry services and the Common Working File (CWF).

MEDTranDirect provides a simple and easy to use product “PayerLink” that allows Internet connectivity for batch claims submission and ERA download.

 

By Aaron Brandwein – Vice President of Sales and Marketing, MEDTranDirect