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Speed-this new version is fast- and we mean noticeably, super fast. All those minutes spent waiting on the program can be yours to do whatever you want- unless you like waiting around on the software- enjoy a few extra hours each week from the time you save doing everyday tasks in the software.
Ribbon Technology-Lytec has a whole new look offering users an experience second to none. Ribbon Technology- introduced with Microsoft Office 2007 uses command and tab bars so users can easily navigate the system. Frequently used commands are displayed in a customizeable quick access toolbar, and related commands are grouped closely together. Enjoy keyboard-centric controls creating a virtually mouse-free experience for those users who prefer to use the keyboard instead of always going back and forth from the keyboard to the mouse. Users can also customize the look of the software by choosing one of twelve custom “skins”.
Revenue Management-enables users to check for errors with pre-claim editing and ANSI validation befre claims are ever submitted to the insurance providers. Enjoy less rejections by making sure the claim is sent correctly the first time. Revenue Management also checks for insuance eligibility before the service is performed. Also view the 835 electronic remittance advice – ERA in an intuitive window allowing the biller to review the payment, make any necessary changes, and post or not post each individual payment adjustment.
Billing Changes- get ready for ANSI 5010.practice to easily address different carrier filing requirements. The flexibility of the grid system enables endless claim submission scenarios, and gives practices needed flexibility to make changes to address future payor changes, especially those the government mandates.
Scheduling-Thanks to the numerous options of viewing appointments, a scheduler can quickly find the best appointment to meet both the patient’s and practice’s needs.
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Lytec 2010 offers seamless practice management workflow.
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Learn more about the latest version and find answers to common questions:
New Flexible Grids for Claim Generation
Lytec 2010 introduces new user interface windows to better address different insurance filing requirements. This new layout gives you the flexibility to easily configure your setup to address various requirements when generating both print and electronic claims.
The new implementation provides a flexible environment that you can quickly customize to reflect your claim processing needs by setting up different grid entries for insurance carriers, providers, your practice, or your data requirements (NPI, legacy, etc.) that you can apply and, if needed, quickly modify. These changes support creating as many custom scenarios that you need to successfully file claims.
This new method streamlines and consolidates tabs on key windows such as the Insurance Companies and Provider and introduces two new key windows Referring Physicians and Facilities. Also, the Practice window moves to the Lists menu.
The key element of this improvement is the implementation of Practice, Provider, Referring Physician, and Facility IDs grids. The settings and selections that you make on these grids, along with settings on the Insurance Companies window, are used for claim generation. These settings are highly flexible providing greater breadth and depth to address your particular office’s billing needs. The inherent flexibility in this implementation means that you can enter limitless scenarios for any combination of insurance companies, insurance categories, facilities, referring providers, providers, and your practice to address different carrier filing requirements.
Another important change for electronic claims involves the logic of group and individual filing moving from the EDI Receivers window to the Provider window. You now bundle claims by creating provider filing rules using the Group or Individual buttons on the Provider IDs grid instead of sending via a group EDI receiver or an individual EDI receiver; however, if a carrier requires further refinement, you can create/use multiple submitter IDs to separately batch by submitter ID.
NOTE: Any custom report, either created or modified, in a version of Lytec prior to 2010, such as the CMS 1500, will not pull some data if the field in question was impacted by the new fields on the various IDs grids. The simplest solution is to re-create your custom CMS 1500 form using the CMS 1500 form included with Lytec 2010; you can also correct your existing form and adjust the fields that changed.
For more information on the rules engine, data conversion when upgrading to Lytec 2010, and settings on the Practice, Provider, Referring Physicians, Insurance Companies, and Facilities window, see Lytec Claims Generation FAQs.
For more information on where fields now pull for printed claims using the CMS 1500 form, see Clickable CMS 1500.
New Electronic Claims, Eligibility Verification and ERA Processing
Lytec 2010 introduces a new, integrated electronic claims solution, the Revenue Management feature. This solution is offered in two forms: Revenue Management Advanced and Revenue Management Direct.
Revenue Management Advanced uses the RelayHealth clearinghouse for electronic claims processing and eligibility verification. With Lytec 2010, there is no cost for this software option though there are clearinghouse charges.
Revenue Management Direct provides pre-configured connectivity to the most popular direct payers and also supports adding connections to other payers or clearinghouses. This solution is available as an annual subscription with additional fees per direct connection.
With either option, Revenue Management provides a flexible tool that lets you manage your claims processing environment and, if necessary, make changes without completely replacing your EDI software.
Revenue Management differs from other EDI solutions by virtue of its design; it is an integrated component of Lytec which means that the company that produces your practice management solution also produces your EDI solution—a complete revenue management solution that seamlessly updates claim status and date sent while also providing ERA (electronic remittance advice) posting and eligibility verification.
Revenue Management provides value and robust support by supporting claims submissions for many types of providers and facilities including physicians, therapists, surgery centers, rural health, imaging centers, DME providers, dialysis centers, etc. You can send Part B claims to virtually any payer via the RelayHealth clearinghouse or direct connections. It even supports Part A along with ERA and eligibility verification.
Additional System Requirements:
The Revenue Management feature is engineered to run on the same platform as Lytec and does not require additional memory or a different CPU. Depending on the types of payers/clearinghouses that you connect to, you will need a modem and phone line, an internet connection, broadband, a web browser, etc. Review your clearinghouse/payer’s requirements.
What Does Revenue Management Replace?
When you complete the installation, Revenue Management will replace several Lytec components including the Claims Manager EDI module, all other existing EDI direct modules (can be converted to Revenue Management), the ERA application, and the Eligibility Verification engine. After installation, you will complete an online registration before your 30-day trial expires and, if necessary, complete any annual subscription agreements.
What EDI Migrations Path Are Available?
If you currently use a direct module Convert to Revenue Management Advanced with enrollment in RelayHealth. –OR– Convert to Revenue Management Direct to continue to connect directly to payer(s).
If you currently use Claims Manager Convert to Revenue Management Advanced with enrollment in RelayHealth.
If you currently use a competitive clearinghouse such as Phoenix Convert to Revenue Management Advanced with enrollment in RelayHealth. –OR– Work with us to create a direct connection to competitive clearinghouse.
If you currently use RelayHealth Convert to Revenue Management Advanced—easy choice since you are already enrolled with RelayHealth.
How Do I Install Revenue Management
Installing Revenue Management is simple and is part of the installation. It does not require any other installation activities.
How do I Launch Revenue Management
Launch Revenue Management from the Billing tab, Revenue Management menu, Revenue Management command. Launch Revenue Management reports from the same menu. Verify eligibility using the same process as earlier releases—the verification engine uses Revenue Management, but your eligibility verification process remains the same.
Menu items for obsolete features that were available in Lytec 2009, such as options on the Services menu (Claims Manager and Eligibility Verification) and on the Billing menu (Electronic Remittance and Claims Manager), no longer appear on the tab menus. Electronic Claims are not generated from the Billing, Electronic Claims command, but from the Revenue Management menu on the Billing tab.
Does Revenue Management Offer Any Additional Features or Solutions?
Both versions of Revenue Management provide (on an additional yearly subscription basis) claim editing and ANSI validation. Reducing your rejections before they are sent by checking for pre-existing errors means that your business will be paid faster for the services it renders, and your claims processing staff will save time not having to rework and re-file rejected claims.
Before sending and receiving notice of a rejected claim, validate the claim’s data formatting and validity using system rules. These rules include Medicare requirements along with common billing scenarios. You can also, based on your own business environment, define and apply your own claim check rules using a drag-and-drop rules editor.
An important part of the claim editing feature is the speed and ease in which claims are corrected in Lytec. The claims analysis quickly guides you in correcting claim issues, and with a few simple steps, you can avoid having a claim rejected.
Depending on your practice needs, you can add several other features using Revenue Management by including additional software plug-ins that add custom data fields for:
- Part A Rehab (CORF / ORF)
- KidMed (Medicaid EPSDT)
- Medicare DME with CMN’s
- Rural Health
- General Purpose UB-04
- Medicaid Programs
For more information on pricing for these additional features call 888.358.2667
Revenue Management seamlessly fits your established workflow.
After you enter records and charges and create claims, the Revenue Management feature retrieves the claim data that you plan on submitting from the Lytec database, creates an electronic claim file, and transmits the files to the payers. You can also receive and view reports and complete ERA activities such as posting primary, secondary, or tertiary payments along with updating claim status for crossover claims.
An important feature of Revenue Management is the claim tracking and history feature. The feature supports sending and receiving claim status transactions, which gives you insight into your claim processing payment timeline. Revenue Management also saves claim information, including when it was edited or sent and acknowledgments/payments received.
You can also quickly view and print reports associated with the claim and, if needed, quickly send a claim status inquiry.
When the Revenue Management feature receives an ERA 835 file, you have several options. The application translates the file before posting it, allowing you to review the report and print or export it. Then, you can quickly post the file and select a posting date and a payment code. And, if needed at a later date, you can review the posting report that details the specific posting data.
When you receive an 835 remittance payment file from a payer or clearinghouse, the Revenue Management feature interprets the file and prepares it for posting in Lytec. A preview of the remittance is displayed so you can review the payment information and print or export a copy. When you are ready to post the payment, just choose the posting date and payment code (use the payer’s code or assign your own) and the payments and adjustments are posted in seconds. After posting is complete, a posting report is generated to show exactly what was entered in your system.
Eligibility verification is a simple process and uses the same established methods in Lytec to check a patient’s status. The Revenue Management feature then checks with the payer’s records to check the patient’s coverage.
The Revenue Management feature manages the connection to the payers by selecting the appropriate connection method to a clearinghouse/payer. Most require claims to be submitted using a defined method such as a broadband connection, a dial-up connection, a web site, ftp, etc., and the feature calls the needed tool such as hyperterminal, web browser, ftp application, etc.) for each payer. In some cases, you would still login to your payer’s web site and perform the file transfer. But, in some cases for certain payers, Revenue Management can completely automate the claims submittal process. For each claim file, the Revenue Management feature creates an ANSI 4010A1 native format file, configured to the payer’s specifications.
Along with sending claims, the feature also processes all received reports. You can quickly preview, print, and post to Lytec.
What Do I Need to Complete Before Sending Claims
Before using the feature for new connections, you must enroll with the clearinghouse or direct payer and receive submitter numbers for the RelayHealth clearinghouse (Revenue Management Advanced) or direct payers (Revenue Management Direct). You will also need to set up the RelayHealth clearinghouse or direct payers in Revenue Management; the software includes preconfigured support for many popular clearinghouses and direct payers.
You will also need to register your software and, if necessary, complete your annual subscription once your trial period ends. NOTE: Revenue Management supports payers that accept a HIPAA-compliant ANSI 837 claim file.
For More Information After installing Revenue Management, view the online help located in your program files directory in the Program FilesLytec 2010RCM folder. Double-click help.exe to launch the system and view the help videos or contact us to purchase additional personalized training and avoid frustration and delays.
Ribbons are a new type of Microsoft user interface (introduced with Office 2007) and streamline typical user actions by combining a command bar and a tab bar. This new combination creates a tab menu command bar located at the top of the application window. The various commands that appear on a tabbed menu appear across the top section of the window and are grouped by related function. This organization pattern takes up less application window space than traditional drop-down menus and submenus and enhances usability by grouping related commands closely together while minimizing the visual block to the main application window. To increase useable application window space, the interface also uses a customizable quick access toolbar. This toolbar displays frequently used commands and replaces the toolbar used in previous versions of Lytec.
The new ribbon layout utilizes the traditional commands from previous versions of Lytec but groups them by related function. NOTE: this new feature did not change the standard keystroke shortcut combinations for features such as launching the Charges and Payments window (CTRL + B).
You can also use keyboard shortcuts to access commands on the tab menus or on the toolbar. Press the ALT key to reveal the popup shortcuts. Then press the keyboard shortcut. For instance, to open the Scheduling tab and view the Wait List, click and release the ALT key and then click the S key. Then click the W key. If you select the wrong tab (for instance the List tab instead of the Scheduling tab) press the ALT key, and this clears the shortcut keys for the tab menu. Press the ALT key again to display the shortcut keys for the tab menus and the toolbar.
For more information on available commands on the tab menus, interface elements, the new ribbon toolbar, etc. see the topic Navigating in Lytec.
User Interface Skinning
Take advantage of Lytec skinning to customize the look and feel of the application. A skin is a user interface template that applies a custom appearance to the application background, windows, title bars, buttons, labels, etc. Lytec 2010 features a default skin, which you can quickly change, on-the-fly without restarting the application, by previewing over 12 options and then selecting a new skin.
For more information on selecting a skin, see the topic Selecting a Skin.
The latest version introduces new eligibility data entry and processing logic that gives you greater control and the ability to manage you Payers IDs (the enhanced payer ID management also applies to insurance payer IDs, not just those used for eligibility verification). The flexible implementation lets you define when you check for updates and gives you the ability to update a Payer ID, which greatly reduces potential downtime and increases your ability to address eligibility verification issues.
A key element of this change is enhanced system performance–eligibility does not automatically check for updates, avoiding kicking off an unintentional update cycle. Also, when you installed Lytec 2010, the application included an initial payer ID data set which also avoids a longer delay between the time you install the software and the time you use it. And when you do check for updates, the new logic only pulls updated/changed information, saving you more time.
Adding to the performance enhancement is the new Payer ID lookup window that deploys enhanced search filters with the ability to add, edit, and delete a record (user-supplied Payer IDs) with no template editing required.
Payer IDs supplied by initial installation of Lytec and subsequent updates are now labeled as System. Payer IDs that you enter are labeled as User. System-supplied payer IDs are read only—you cannot edit or delete them. You can, however, edit and delete entries you create (user), and the new logic will deploy a user-defined payer ID before a system ID. The new logic does not allow duplication of user-supplied Payer IDs; however, you create a duplicate of a system-supplied payer ID as a user-supplied ID, which means you can edit it on the fly and make timely updates if needed.
The software also streamlines eligibility security and access by making eligibility security assignments part of insurance—that means that the rights you assign (add, edit, delete) for insurance are the same for eligibility. With the new security addition, your settings/available records match the logged in user.
For more information on this feature, see Payer ID Lookup Window and Eligibility Verification Overview
Appointment Window Refresh Option and Refresh Timer Setting
In a multi-user environment, use the Refresh button, a new feature in Lytec 2010, before scheduling an appointment. Clicking the button refreshes the Appointment grid (all view options Detail, Week, Multi, or Templates) and displays the most current information. Using this feature helps you accurately allocate and manage your appointments in a multi-user environment. Y
ou can also automate this feature by clicking Admin and clicking User Preferences. Click the Scheduler tab and select the Automatic Refresh Timer in box. Then, define your refresh rate by entering a value in the Seconds field. The refresh is defined in seconds and supports up to a three-digit value. Once this value is set, the Appointment window will update based on this interval. When using the Appointment window, you still can click the Refresh button to immediately refresh the view. For more information see Refreshing the Appointment Window and Setting an Appointment Window Refresh Rate.
This software sets a new standard in ease of installation. The product features a new DVD-based installation that replaces the CD-based installation. Using the new type of media reduces the amount of application disks to one (two in the case of Lytec MD) and reduces the installation time—the installation routine no longer copies needed installation files to your desktop—and your involvement. You no longer need to swap disks as the installation progresses. After the initial series of installation screens the installation runs without further intervention from you, which means less time hovering over your computer while the installation progresses.
Lytec Performance Enhancement
The new software features numerous internal enhancements to system logic and processes that decrease the time the application takes to complete key tasks. Though these changes are all in the background, you will experience the results of these unseen improvements in key areas that you use every day:
- searching lists
- using the Appointment Scheduler
- generating claims and statements
- launching the application
- logging into a practice
- loading practice data
Windows 2008 Server Support
Lytec 2010 now supports Windows 2008 Server (Standard) in either 32-bit or 64-bit for the server component of Client Server.
Lock Security Enhancement
When the application is locked (Tools, Screen Display, Lock Screen), you cannot close Lytec (even by clicking Close on the Taskbar), or minimize, maximize, or restore, etc. You have to log back in order to unlock the system and complete tasks like this. This method help protect data integrity since changes could be lost if the application was closed without returning to it by another/unauthorized user.