Two Special Genius Post Oct 1st ICD-10 Calls

Genius Solutions is planning two special conference calls after the October 1st ICD-10 deadline to address up-to-the minute news, tips, and resolutions to any ICD-10 issues that our clients are experiencing after the October 1st deadline.

There are two dates scheduled, Tuesday 10/6/2015 and Friday 10/9/2015. Both calls will be at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.

Possible Writepad Fee Slip Issue

IF you are currently having a problem with the fee slip in Writepad transferring your billing code information over to eTHOMAS, Writepad is aware of the issue and is working on it. 

Per Writepad, you can work around this, for now, by turning the automatic fee slip option off and manually sending for the codes to go in the ICD10 box.  Because you are completing out the note in Writepad, there should be no "double sending" of charges once you can automatically send again.

Genius Solutions eTHOMAS October 1st instructions for ICD-10


You should complete as much of your ICD-9 posting as soon as possible. This means all dates of service BEFORE today (October 1, 2015) should be entered and billed out in ICD-9. You will need to use the new ICD-10 codes for all of your billing with a date of today (Oct 1st), and moving forward.


Once you've billed all of your ICD-9 claims out, and are ready to make ICD-10 the default setting for posting claims in eTHOMAS, you need to turn on the ICD-10 setting in eTHOMAS, which is called ICD10DEFAULT, then you can start entering your new claims using the ICD-10 diagnoses.


On this last pre-ICD-10 day...

We've been working with you for over three years on getting ready for ICD-10.  Hopefully you feel as confident about it as we do.  For any final items you think you may have missed or are unsure of I am here to remind you of some of your available ICD-10 resources, so you can double-check and relax.

The Genius Solutions ICD-10 Resource Page (with stuff from us, Medicare, our YouTube Videos, etc.). 

You can still sign up and participate in free ICD-10 webinars today or tomorrow: General eTHOMAS webinar listings and ehrTHOMAS webinar listings.

There is also a link to Mark's special END of the MONTH (September) Conference Call he held last Friday.

If you've participated with us on this journey we know you've got this, because we've prepared you for it.  If you have prepared properly, tomorrow will just be another billing day - with 70,000+ more choices!  Congratulations, go ahead, pat yourself on the back, get another cup of coffee, and prepare to be paid!

*P.S. If you are trying to update today, be patient, many people are. Also, if you encounter any problems this is our #1 fix and reminder: if you seem to be unable to update, please restart your server, then right click on the "Update" icon and run as administrator and retry the update.


Genius Solutions' September 1st Friday Conference Call

The next Genius Solutions First Friday of the Month Conference Call is scheduled for Friday September 4th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.

Planned topics for the conference call (so far) are:

Navicure offering FREE LIVE webinar- "ICD-10: Last Minute Tips for October 1st"

Live Webinar for CEU Credit
ICD-10: Last Minute Tips for October 1st
Tuesday, September 22nd | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

One hour webinar and 30 minute Q&A session

There are only 30 days until October 1, 2015 -- the ICD-10 implementation date. Learn what final preparation steps you should take to mitigate delays in your reimbursement.

Join us for a complimentary live webinar on Tuesday, September 22nd at 1:00 pm EDT/10:00 am PDT:ICD-10: Last Minute Tipsfor October 1st.

During this 60-minute webinar and 30-minute Q&A session, Practice Management Institute ICD-10 expert Pam Joslin, MM, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, will discuss how to:
  • Conduct a business analysis of current processes
  • Understand the essentials that need to be in place to be ready – including a contingency plan
  • Familiarize your practice with the new code set and documentation requirements
  • Education, training, and staff needs necessary for success
Participants can earn 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) from the AAPC Practice Management Institute and PAHCOM by attending the live webinar.*

Register for this live webinar today!

About the Presenter:
Pam Joslin, MM, CMC, CMIS, CMOM has more than 20 years of medical practice management, coding, reimbursement and compliance experience. She has managed in medical practices ranging from single to multi-specialty groups, including ASC. Pam received her Master’s in Management from University of Phoenix. She maintains memberships in professional organizations to support her continuing cycle of learning in the ever-changing healthcare industry. Prior to joining the PMI Instructor team she was an Adjunct Instructor and served on three advisory boards at a community college in San Antonio.


Michigan Blue Cross? You MUST sign up with Emdeon to continue receiving electronic remittance!

Per Blue Cross, providers must enroll with Emdeon in order to retrieve their BCC (Blue Cross Complete) vouchers and receive 835 transactions from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.  On Sept. 14th, if you have NOT signed up with Emdeon, you will longer be able to receive or access remittance information through web-DENIS.

Effective September 10, 2015, providers must enroll with Emdeon to retrieve their BCC vouchers and receive 835 transactions from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

To enroll, visit emdeon.com (http://www.emdeon.com/resourcelibrary/#119) to locate forms and  information about the set up process. An enrollment guide (http://www.emdeon.com/resourcepdfs/Enrollment%20Guide.pdf) is available to walk you through the steps of completing the ERA Provider Setup Form for remittance files.

Be sure to have the following information available when you fill out the Emdeon form:

  • Section 2 - Vendor Name: Blue Cross Blue Shield MI 
  • Section 2 - Submitter ID: 382069753
  • Section 3 - Receiver ID: 382069753
  • Section 3 - Distribution Method: Select TSO ID from the drop down menu
  • Section 3 - Distribution: I65V
  • Section 4 - Payer ID: 32002

You can submit completed forms by fax at (615) 885-3713, or e-mail at batchenrollment@emdeon.com. Per Blue Cross/Emdeon, the processing turnaround time is about 72 hours.

Per Blue Cross, "if you experience interruptions with receipt of 835s, contact Emdeon at (800) 451-5059". I'm guessing this means after Sept. 14th.


Final Genius Focus Group of the Year!

September 2nd, in Lansing, was just added to the schedule.  
This seminar will be the last* Genius Focus Group added to the schedule this year.  It is catching the final overflow from the other recent Seminars.

Please know that it is filling fast (& when I say "fast" I mean it is half full in one day!)

Register now!

Click here for September registrations.

*(Please note:  September 18 - is Completely FULL!)


Navicure offering FREE LIVE webinar- "Collecting from Patients: Payment Plans"

Live Webinar for CEU Credit
Collecting from Patients:
Payment Plans
Wednesday, August 19th | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
One hour webinar and 30 minute Q&A session

With patient financial accountability on the rise, your healthcare organization needs to be in the position to offer options for patients to pay. Historically, payment plans have been expensive to establish and monitor, often resulting in spending more resources than that which is collected.
Get all the details on Wednesday, August 19th at 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT by attending a free webinar: Collecting from Patients: Payment Plans.

During this 60-minute webinar and a 30-minute Q&A follow-up, you'll hear Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC, discuss:
  • Best practices in monitoring payment plans
  • Streamlining payment plans
  • How to automate the administration of payment plans
  • Establishing payment plans that create a win/win for you and your patients
Participants can earn 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) from the AAPC by attending the live webinar.*

Register for this live webinar today!


About the Presenter:
Elizabeth Woodcock is the founder and principal of Woodcock & Associates and a nationally recognized revenue cycle expert and author. She has focused on medical group operations and revenue cycle management for nearly 20 years. Elizabeth is author of Mastering Patient Flow to Increase Efficiency and Earning, and co-author of The Physician Billing Process: Avoiding Potholes in the Road to Getting Paid. She is also a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and a Certified Professional Coder.


ICD-10 Flexibilities

In case you somehow missed the e-mails or announcements...

In early July, the the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) issued a joint statement about having some additional flexibility in the ICD-10 claims reporting process to help physicians with the transition, by making it just a tad easier.  Since then they've received and answered a lot of questions and have put together a document of important, need to know, information...  The new document is called:

"Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities"

CMS also reminds you to bookmark and regularly check their ICD-10 resources to help keep you in the know and in the flow for ICD-10.