2017 ICD-10 Update - Do it now!

You should be on eTHOMAS v9.5.21

Are you 2017 ICD-10 Ready?

You're down to about a week! 
ICD-10 code changes have been released for the 2017 fiscal year.  Genius has made your update to the 2017 codes push-button easy! But... First you have to update your eTHOMAS program.

  1. Back up
  2. Update
  3. Watch the Video Here 
  4. Follow the video
  5. Do it over the next week
  6. You are good to go!


2017 ICD-10 Revisions are Here!

ICD-10 code changes have been released for the 2017 fiscal year.  Genius is making your update to the 2017 codes push-button easy! But... First you have to update your eTHOMAS program.

Genius made updates to the ICD-10 master list. You will be able to import diagnosis codes directly from this list.  To obtain the new master list, you will need to update your eTHOMAS.  The version that contains these updates is 9.5.21.

If you would like to be an early adopter, you can call support this next week, and they will get you updated and started. After Sept. 19th you may do a regular THOMAS update to receive the same final 9.5.21 version, and will not have to call support.

For 2017, there are 1,974 additional diagnosis codes, 311 deleted codes, and 425 revised codes. The coding changes are to be used on claims with dates of service from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.   To view a complete list of changes visit for professional claims you can view them HERE.  

After your update is complete, you'll have the ability to see changes to your codes that were previously imported.  Under the Utilities Tab >Maintenance>Check Dx Codes will provide you with a list of codes that are loaded into your THOMAS program, that no longer match the master list.  This will allow you to update the new revisions and deletions from the previous code set.

You will also have the ability to go to Code Files>Procedures>Diagnosis and choose the import feature.  Under the "Select For" drop down, you will notice a new category under each breakdown, with (2017) in front of the description.  These breakdowns include only the newly added codes for the 2017 fiscal year.

Would you rather watch and learn? 

Coming soon! Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel for video.



Shared Genius: August 2016

Shared Genius Practice Solutions From one Genius to Another.

August 2016 includes:
statement notes & connecting with support

Available now!


You can update to eTHOMAS v9.5.20 now!

Genius Solutions is excited to release our latest version of eTHOMAS, version 9.5.20.

This version is the first step in allowing you, our clients, to update your information at Genius Solutions without additional paperwork or phone calls (i.e. things like Contacts, keys, new doctors, etc.).  The first feature that has been added is Contacts.  Contacts are representatives from you business who Genius Solutions Support Department are able to work with, because you have authorized them as contacts for us.

The Support Department is currently contacting clients to update and some additional processing must be completed manually by us.  What does this mean for our clients?  If you are currently running version 9.5.20, you can contact our Support Department (option 6) and they will complete the short manual process, and walk you through updating your Contacts. If you prefer to wait, a Support Technician will contact you soon. Either way, if you update your THOMAS to this new version or newer, before we call each other, you will speed up the update process.

*Please Note: You do not have to call us when updating. Your program will not be hindered in any way if we cannot do the manual update tweaks for you immediately after you update. BUT, we will want to/need to do this manual adjustment for you as other future features will depend on it, so go ahead and update, we will be calling.


Navicure Live Webinar: 5 Ways to Improve Your Revenue Cycle Team

Live Webinar: 5 Ways to Improve Your Revenue Cycle Team
Thursday, August 18 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Earn 1.0 CEU* for attending the live event.

Is your revenue cycle team helping or hurting your organization’s financial success? In a complimentary webinar sponsored by Navicure®, learn how staff empowerment can improve your organization’s financial health.

Get all the details by attending a live webinar on Thursday, August 18th at 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT: 5 Ways to Improve Your Revenue Cycle Team.

During this one-hour webinar, you’ll hear industry expert Ginny Shipp, discuss how to:
  • Provide your staff with the revenue cycle information they need to be successful
  • Effectively communicate with patients, insurance companies, and co-workers (including peers, management, and clinical staff)
  • Establish a clear financial policy
  • Manage change

Participants can earn 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) from the AAPC by attending the live webinar.*

About the Speaker
Ginny Shipp has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including building a successful medical billing company, practice management, and practice consulting. She is best known for creating effective workflow processes to create operational efficiencies. She is also a certified coach who works with physicians and administrative staff to become more effective leaders who can maintain a high level of patient care and increase practice revenue. Billing cycle development, reimbursement strategies, and effective use of technology, in addition to streamlining workflow, are among the most critical areas on which Ginny focuses with each practice.


August 2016 First Friday Conference Call

The next Genius Solutions First Friday of the Month Conference Call is scheduled for Friday August 5th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.

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


Genius 2016 Fall Focus Group Seminars

Upcoming Focus Group Seminars
Click the link (above) for details & to register.

Topics Include
  • New Features for eTHOMAS 
  • Tips and Tricks 
  • AutoPosting 
  • HIPAA (Including Social Media Pitfalls) 
  • Customer Service in a Medical Office 
  • Clearinghouse Options 
  • PQRS
  • EHR Meaningful Use


Trizetto: Go Digital Free Webinars August 2016

Genius Solutions Presents:  

Go Digital.

Patient Responsibility Estimates and Electronic Remits are Just a Click Away. 

Are you ready to collect more for your practice, faster?

Collecting patient payments has always been difficult, and with the increasing number of healthcare savings accounts and high deductible plans, your practice could be at risk. You need a strategy to manage patient and payer collections so you can get paid faster.

Let us show you how to:

  • Reduce the hassle of manually estimating payment responsibility
  • Minimize patient payment delays and patient bad debt
  • Clarify provider and patient confusion about amount owed
  • Securely store all ERA files electronically
  • Take advantage of your system's auto posting functionality
  • Get revenue in the door faster

Register today. Two dates available! 



Navicure Live Webinar: Improve Your Patient Collections Vital Signs

Live Webinar: Improve Your Patient Collections Vital Signs
Tuesday, July 19th | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
Earn 1.0 CEU* for attending the live event. Then stay on for an extended Q&A session. 

In a complimentary webinar sponsored by Navicure®, learn how patient-friendly collections practices can increase your bottom line.  During this 60-minute webinar and extended Q&A period, industry expert Susan Childs, FACMPE, will discuss how to:
  • Identify patient expectation vital points that increase your odds of collecting patient responsibility.
  • Apply “real-life” workflows to your specific patient population to reduce costs and improve productivity.
  • Discover the advantages of transparency for both you and your patients.
  • Benefit from electronic payment options such as Credit Card on File (CCOF), payment plans and eStatements.
Participants can earn 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) from the AAPC by attending the live webinar.*

About the Speaker
Susan Childs, FACMPE, founded Evolution Healthcare Consulting after establishing her career in hospital and public accounting in healthcare administration. She is a Board Certified Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives and an MGMA ACMPE Leader. Her experience covers all facets of operations; interim administration, new practice start up and change management, direct pay, patient’s active participation, role definition, staff accountability, revenue cycle, and financial checks and balances. Susan is an accomplished speaker, presenting at local and national venues. She has served as MGMA ACMPE State Rep, Advancement Committee Chair along with local Boards and State Leadership.


Genius Product and Services Showcase

We are always on the lookout for Genius partners, products, and services to help you and your office make more money, get more done, have more time, and make work easier.

We will be sending out an e-mail about every month or so, to showcase some of our products, partners, and services. You may not know about them, or you may now be ready to hear more about them. First up is "Getting More Money Back Into Your Office", which breaks down into a few different areas: collections, pre-checks, follow-up and follow-throughs.