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 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.


Getting Ready for ICD-10 with Genius!

We have created a “Getting Ready for ICD-10” document for eTHOMAS. Please check back often as we may add information to this documentation in the future.



Genius Summer/Fall Focus Groups

Genius Focus Groups

August 13 - almost full (about 6 spots left) 8/11/15 
August 19 - IS FULL!

September 18 - almost full (about 6 spots left) 8/11/15

Register now!


Shared Genius for June 2015

Shared Genius Practice Solutions From one Genius to Another.

June 2015 includes:
ICD-10, expire a provider, dTHOMAS, status review and more!

Available now!

TriZetto Provider Solutions is Offering Two Free Webinars in July!

TriZetto* Provider Solutions is serving up two free industry webinars "ICD-10 and Clinical Documentation Integrity" and "Strategies to Improve Scheduling and No-Show Management". Whether you are looking for more info on ICD-10 or having scheduling issues with patients, you will find our webinars educational and informative. Choose one or both but click on the date to register today because space is limited! (1 CEU offered for each webinar)

ICD-10 and Clinical Documentation Integrity

In the midst of a fast-paced industry, ICD-10 continues to be a hot topic as providers and payers furiously prepare for the Oct. 1 transition. Join TriZetto Provider Solutions ™ and Joy King Ewing, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, to discuss the major forces impacting healthcare reform and the financial implications of ICD-10. If your head is swimming with codes and information, get above water and join us for this webinar to help clarify questions you have surrounding ICD-10! 

Strategies to Improve Scheduling and No-Show Management

Are your patients constantly complaining that they can't get into see you? Is every day a desperate attempt to simply hold the wait times down to a "reasonable" amount of time? Are you frustrated with the rising number of patients who fail to show for appointments? Join TriZetto Provider Solutions ™ and Elizabeth Woodcock to learn new methods for scheduling appointments and managing your appointment no-shows. From “freezing” and “thawing” appointment slots to strategies to prevent no-shows, this is the webinar for you if you need help in optimizing your schedule.

*Note: These are NOT Genius Solutions webinars, they are provided by TriZetto, and are being posted because they might be of interest to you.  If there are any registration or other problems, you need to contact TriZetto.


2015 June Events!

Wow, we've got a smorgasbord of learning goodness for your office! Both from Genius, as well as some fantastic, FREE, webinars from some of our partners, designed to help you make and keep more cash.  Check on your calendar, register ASAP and prepare to be awesome!

June 16 Navicure Webinar

Strategies for ICD-10 Appeal to Success
(1 CEU available)
June 16 1 pm EDT

June 18 NACC ICD-10 Live Seminar

ICD-10-CM Online Study Program: Where Clinical Meets Coding - The Live Seminar, with Dr. Ted A. Arkfeld

Live Seminar 9 am - 5 pm. Click here for information, details, and registration.

June 26 Genius Focus Group Seminar - Detroit 9 am 

More information and registration. (1 CEU available)

Don't forget our Genius ongoing webinars for ICD-10 and EHR.

(Various dates and times.)


Version 9.5 of eTHOMAS is Out!

We are pleased to announce the release of Version 9.5 of eTHOMAS! Version 9.5 includes many new things, including all-new improvements in AutoPosting.

Find out all of what is new and improved by viewing our What’s New in 9.5 document (within eTHOMAS). Click on Messaging > Genius on the Web > FYI > General. Each change is also detailed in the Messaging Tab under What’s New, where you can view a short description of all changes released and which version of eTHOMAS they correspond to.

Also new with this version (and all future version updates 9.5, 9.6, etc.) you will be presented with a EULA (End User Licensing Agreement) that must be accepted prior to regaining access to eTHOMAS. You may view the entire EULA in Messaging > Licensing > Agreements.

In addition, we have created many resources, including "how-to" tools, tutorials, and videos (about the new AutoPost Improvements and Keyboard Entry changes ) which are all located accessible from the What’s New in 9.5 document,  and on our YouTube™ Channel at www.youtube.com/geniussolutionsinc where you can always view tutorials on the latest changes!

Don't have eTHOMAS yet?!!!!!! 

Schedule an appointment to update from dTHOMAS to eTHOMAS stat (phone: 586.751.9080 / 800.645.0955 - outside of Michigan)!  And you too will be able to enjoy all of these new eTHOMAS goodies on top of preparing for ICD-10 by updating to the version of THOMAS programmed and tested to handle it!