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Medisoft

Medisoft V21 General Release

Medisoft V21 has officially been released by eMDs. Customers can now purchase and install by calling our office at (888) 799-4777!

Medisoft V21 – Practice Management Software for Your Practice

For the past two decades, Medisoft has been the best software available for independent practices to manage their practice. Medisoft will help you to efficiently and effectively manage your schedule, manage your claims, and manage the complete revenue cycle with your patients.

You’re Going to Love These New Features Within Medisoft

Online Appointment Scheduling

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This tool is for practices that want to reduce time the staff spends on scheduling appointments by phone. It will also help increase patient convenience and satisfaction. Patients can schedule and request appointments from a website, and enter basic demographic information which will speed up the intake process when a patient checks in at the office.

Advanced ICD-10 Search Tool

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This tool will help billers find the most specific code available, and quickly! The natural language query included will allow Medisoft users to search by code or description and then set filters to narrow the code. The visual search function allows users to also click on anatomical diagrams.

Aged Transaction Cleanup Utility

This new feature is for Practices that are concerned that their database has aged transactions in them that are not collectible. Old balances can be cleaned out quickly. Have more confidence in sending patient statements knowing that aged balances have been removed. Reduce the amount of time spent muddling through irrelevant data and get more insight into the state of the practice. This tool allows you to get a fresh start and move forward with a newer and cleaner Database.

Integrated Appointment Reminder System

Medisoft is more tightly integrated with the AutoRemind service, and drastically reduces no-shows. AutoRemind is proven to cost less and be more effective than making phone calls during business hours. With this service you can send automated appointment reminders to patients via secure emails, text messages or even via automated phone calls at a time that is convenient to your patients. Patients can confirm their appointments and you will see the appointment status update in the system. Get more out of your program and help keep patients from missing their appointments with AutoRemind!

*FREE 30 day trial! Additional Fees May Apply.

Get Medisoft V21 With a Medisoft Subscription

Medisoft Monthly

 

Medisoft users have been thrilled that they can now pay a low monthly price for Medisoft. With Medisoft Monthly™, you will always be on the most current version, you’ll get professional installation, unlimited technical support, training and many more valuable tools and services to help you get the most out of Medisoft.

With these items bundled together, we’re able to offer you the lowest price available anywhere!

Go to our website here to learn more about Medisoft and how we can help your practice be empowered to deliver the best care for your patients. Or, give us a call at (888) 799-4777 to find out more about pricing.

 

Is Lytec 2014 ICD-10 Ready?

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This is one of the big questions we frequently get – “Is Lytec 2014 ICD 10 Compliant or not?”

The answer is “Yes”, but with an astericks.

Why An Astericks?

Lytec version 2014 has all of the ICD 10 features and tools that you need for the ICD 10 transition. However, if there are any needed updates for ICD10 features, version 2014 will not be updated. As always, only the current version will be updated, which is currently Lytec 2015.

Upgrade to Lytec 2015 for peace of mind, and always stay on the current version to receive the latest updates, hotfixes, patches, and the latest features.

When Lytec version 2014 was released late 2013, it was released with all the required elements necessary to make the transition to ICD 10 in October 2014 (which was the due date at the time). While the government may have stalled the release of ICD 10, McKesson did not stop innovating and improving Lytec for its users.

In March of 2015, the current version of Lytec (version 2015) became generally available with all new features for enhancing patient intake using the Mobile App. The ICD-10 features in Lytec v2015 are in fact identical to those available in v2014. However, the ICD-10 features have not been fully put to the test yet.

Don’t get me wrong, the product was built to the ICD 10 specifications available at the time and was tested to the extent it could be, but unlike a typical beta period where it could be tested end-to-end, payers and clearinghouses were not ready to test with their updated software at the time of release.

What makes ICD 10 so challenging is that in essence payers, clearinghouses and end users all needed to have products released and ready to test with each other. So in essence we are all in beta together. Had the October 2014 date stuck, Lytec 2014 would have been put to the test, and in the industry of ever changing government/payer/clearinghouse requirements, McKesson would have supported changes to the product because it would have been their current version.

Now that version 2015 has been released, if there are any required changes or updates, then those updates will only be written for Lytec 2015 as it is McKesson’s policy to only support the current version.

What Needs To Be Updated In Lytec 2014 Or 2015?

The truth is nobody knows if an update will be necessary or not. The problem is there are still a lot of unknowns with ICD 10. We like the rest of the industry are still holding our breath to see if all the meticulous development efforts meet the demands of payers and clearinghouses- remember we are all in beta together!

What we can tell you is that providers and payers are actively engaging to complete testing and we are monitoring these exchanges closely.

From our decades of experience in the industry we can also tell you that small patches and fixes are a normal/expected part of working with any newly released software. This is the biggest change in the medical industry in 35 years, and across the board all software systems that have to communicate with each other are all being updated and going through the same process you are.

We are encouraging all of our users to stay in front of ICD 10 by participating in testing, but even the time to do that is starting to run short. If you discover any issues as you test it should be reported to our support department so they can be addressed and resolved as quickly as possible (typically through a software patch/hot fix).

Remember that clearinghouses and payers are also working on updated software in “test mode” so they may make adjustments on their end or change requirements that McKesson will then be forced to respond to. Once we are past the testing phase we will all move to go-live, and on October 1, 2015 the industry as a whole will experience their first live action using the new codes and submitting claims.

Users, and clearinghouses, and payers may still discover that there are little glitches here and there that didn’t come out in testing. The simple truth is testing doesn’t always catch all of the problems and some things may need a little fix or a small update to fix a certain feature.

In these events, McKesson will issue a hot fix, or an update to the software, and as always, it will only be for the current version. At this time, Lytec 2015 is the current version and is the only version that will get any sort of update to fix any of these small issues.

The summary of that long explanation is that Lytec 2014 has all of the ICD 10 features and tools that you need. If there are any issues that need to be fixed, version 2014 will not be updated, only the current version will be updated, which is version 2015.

Do You Need To Upgrade From Lytec 2014 To Lytec 2015?

If you are currently using Lytec 2014, as far as we know you have the tools needed to bill and submit claims with ICD 10 codes. But, you should be aware that you are running a risk that if or when any bugs or issues are discovered, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to do a last minute upgrade because your software is no longer supported.

The good news is that to upgrade to version 2015, that is called a one-version-old upgrade, and you will receive the biggest discount available for the new software.

It is always your cheapest option to upgrade to the latest version from the prior year’s version. Staying on the current version is also the way that you can ensure that your practice will get updates to the software when needed, and you’ll always have the latest features.

If you feel the need to upgrade to Lytec 2015 to be sure that your software works best for ICD 10, we’ll be happy to help you out.

Give us a call at (888) 799-4777.

Is Medisoft 19 ICD 10 Compliant?

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This is the big question we frequently get – “Is Medisoft v19 ICD 10 Ready?”

The answer is “Yes”, with conditions.

Why Conditionally “Yes”?

Medisoft version 19 has all of the ICD 10 features and tools that you need for the ICD 10 transition. However, if there are any issues that need to be fixed for ICD10, version 19 will not be updated. As always, only the current version will be updated, which is currently version 20.

Upgrade to version 20 for peace of mind, and always stay on the current version to receive the latest updates, hotfixes, patches, and the best features.

When Medisoft version 19 was released late 2013, it was released with all the required elements necessary to make the transition to ICD 10 in October 2014 (which was the due date at the time). While the government may have stalled the release of ICD 10, McKesson did not stop innovating and improving Medisoft for its users.

In March of 2015, the current version of Medisoft (version 20) became generally available with all new features for enhancing patient intake using the Mobile App. The ICD-10 features in Medisoft v20 are in fact identical to those available in v19. However, the ICD 10 features have not been fully put to the test yet.

Don’t get me wrong, the product was built to the ICD 10 specifications available at the time and was tested to the extent it could be, but unlike a typical beta period where it could be tested end to end, payers and clearinghouses were simply not ready to test at the time of release.

What makes ICD 10 so challenging is that in essence payers, clearinghouses and end users all needed to have products released and ready to test with each other. So in essence we are all in beta together. Had the October 2014 date stuck, v19 would have been put to the test, and in the industry of ever changing government/payer/clearinghouse requirements, McKesson would have supported changes to the product because it would have been their current version.

Now that version 20 has been released, if there are any required changes or updates, then those updates will only be written for version 20 as it is McKesson’s policy to only support the current version.

What Needs To Be Updated In Medisoft 19 Or 20?

The truth is nobody knows if an update will be necessary or not. The problem is there are still a lot of unknowns with ICD 10. We like the rest of the industry are still holding our breath to see if all the meticulous development efforts meet the demands of payers and clearinghouses- remember we are all in beta together!

What we can tell you is that providers and payers are actively engaging to complete testing and we are monitoring these exchanges closely.

From our decades of experience in the industry we can also tell you that small patches and fixes are a normal/expected part of working with any newly released software. This is the biggest change in the medical industry in 35 years, and across the board all software systems that have to communicate with each other are all being updated and going through the same process you are.

We are encouraging all of our users to stay in front of ICD 10 by participating in testing, but even the time to do that is starting to run short. If you discover any issues as you test it should be reported to our support department so they can be addressed and resolved as quickly as possible (typically through a software patch/hot fix).

Remember that clearinghouses and payers are also working on updated software in “test mode” so they may make adjustments on their end or change requirements that McKesson will then be forced to respond to. Once we are past the testing phase we will all move to go-live, and on October 1, 2015 the industry as a whole will experience their first live action using the new codes and submitting claims.

Users, and clearinghouses, and payers may still discover that there are little glitches here and there that didn’t come out in testing. The simple truth is testing doesn’t always catch all of the problems and some things may need a little fix or a small update to fix a certain feature.

In these events, McKesson will issue a hot fix, or an update to the software, and as always, it will only be for the current version. At this time, Medisoft v20 is the current version and is the only version that will get any sort of update to fix any of these small issues.

The summary of that long explanation is that Medisoft version 19 has all of the ICD 10 features and tools that you need. If there are any issues that need to be fixed, version 19 will not be updated, only the current version will be updated, which is version 20.

Do You Need To Upgrade From Medisoft 19 To Medisoft 20?

If you are currently using Medisoft version 19, as far as we know you have the tools needed to bill and submit claims with ICD 10 codes. But, you should be aware that you are running a risk that if or when any bugs or issues are discovered, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to do a last minute upgrade because your software is no longer supported.

The good news is that to upgrade to version 20, that is called a one-version-old upgrade, and you will receive the biggest discount available for the new software.

It is always your cheapest option to upgrade to the latest version from the prior year’s version. Staying on the current version is also the way that you can ensure that your practice will get updates to the software when needed, and you’ll always have the latest features.

If you feel the need to upgrade to Medisoft version 20 to be sure that your software works best for ICD 10, we’ll be happy to help you out.

Give us a call at (888) 799-4777.

ICD-10 Code Training

Are You Looking For ICD-10 Code Training?

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Lately we have been getting a lot of questions about code training for ICD-10.

While we are experts for Medisoft and Lytec in the software and the tools available in the software, we admittedly are not experts in coding, nor do we give billing training or advice. We can educate you on the features inside the program and help you learn to use them, those looking for code training and billing training need to be getting that sort of training from an accredited resource.

When it comes to code training and billing training, multiple resources exist but the most well known and respected resources are the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) and AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). Both of these entities provide courses covering a wide range of specialties and staff roles.

For coding training, click either of these links:

AAPC

AHIMA

There may also be associations that are specific to your specialty that you should research for educational information and training.

ICD-10 Features Training for Medisoft or Lytec

If you are looking for information on how to use the ICD-10 features that are found in the latest versions of Medisoft and Lytec, we have ICD-10 training webinar recordings that you can access for free by clicking here.

Lytec Mobile App for Lytec 2015 Demo Video

Introducing the all new Lytec Mobile App for Lytec 2015 – Watch the Demo below…

New Lytec iPad AppHave you ever wished there was a way to have your patients just put all their demographics and insurance information into Lytec for you?  If they could just type it all in, then you wouldn’t have to try to interpret all of their bad handwriting.  With the new Lytec mobile app, this is now possible.

Just imagine being able to hand an iPad or Android tablet to a patient when they come in and then they can enter all their demographics and insurance information straight into Lytec for you.

Plus it gets better.  Also imagine the Dr. can enter all charges on an electronic superbill using the mobile app.  This information will be immediately available in Lytec to the biller who no longer has to re-key the information or deal with illegible handwriting on the old paper superbill.  This makes it so that the biller will be able to submit claims 60% sooner than before.

Huge End of the Year Savings For Lytec 2015 Going On Now!

If you buy Lytec 2015 now or up till the end of the year, you can cash in on huge promotional savings.  Call in to (888) 799-4777 to talk to a Lytec Specialist to see how much you can save.  One thing for sure is that AZCOMP continually has the best deals for Lytec, so call today to find out how much we can save you.

For more details on many more of the available features of Lytec 2015, visit our Lytec page.

Have you started your transition to ICD-10?

ICD-10 is coming and it is going to require some massive changes.  If you have not really thought about it yet, you need to start making a plan.  The first thing you need to do is download our ICD-10 checklist to help you make a plan – and start working on your plan!

Secondly, you need to have software that is capable of handling those changes.  Lytec 2015 is ICD-10 ready.  PLUS, it has tons of really helpful tools (like the code mapping feature) to make the transition easier and as smooth as possible.

Would you like to see a demo of the Lytec Mobile App?

The all new Lytec mobile app is compatible with Android tablets and Apple iPad’s.  This demo video will show you how you can use this awesome tool to capture patient information before an appointment, and how the Dr. can use it to help streamline your offices workflow.

Remember – right now is the time to buy Lytec 2015 because the savings of the current promotion will not last long.  Call AZCOMP now at (888) 799-4777 to speak with a Lytec specialist and secure your copy of ICD-10 ready Lytec 2015.

If you have any questions or would like to leave a comment – you can do that below and we’ll be sure to respond to your questions.

The All New Medisoft Mobile App For Medisoft Version 20

Introducing the all new Medisoft Mobile App for Medisoft Version 20 – Watch the Demo below…

New Medisoft iPad AppFront Desk, Doctors, & Billers LOVE it!

Have you ever wished there was a way to have your patients just put all their demographics and insurance information into Medisoft for you?  If they could just type it all in, then the front desk staff wouldn’t have to spend time entering that information or try to interpret all of their bad handwriting.  With the new Medisoft mobile app, this is now possible. You simply hand the iPad or Android Tablet to your patient and they enter the information or update existing information and hand it back to you.

Plus it gets better.  Imagine the Dr. can enter all charges on an electronic superbill using the mobile app.  This is available immediately in Medisoft to the biller, who no longer has to spend tons of time re-keying the information or deal with illegible handwriting on the old paper superbill.  And superbills don’t get lost (especially the ones from the hospital). Having all the information already in medisoft makes it so that the biller will be able to submit claims 60% sooner than before. Easy to see why Doctors and Billers love the new app.

The new app also helps make the transition to ICD-10 much easier. On average most practices have a paper superbill that is 2 pages. With the massive expansion in codes the 2 page superbill can now be a 9 page superbill! Electronic superbills are pretty much going to be a necessity with ICD-10.

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Would you like to see a demo of the Medisoft Mobile App?

The all new Medisoft mobile app is compatible with Android tablets and Apple iPad’s.  This demo video will show you how you can use this awesome tool to capture patient information before an appointment, and how the Dr. can use it to help streamline your offices workflow.

 

Huge End of the Year Savings For Medisoft Version 20 Going On Now!

If you buy Medisoft v20 now or up till the end of the year, you can cash in on huge promotional savings.  Call in to (888) 799-4777 to talk to a Medisoft Specialist to see how much you can save.  One thing for sure is that AZCOMP continually has the best deals for Medisoft, so call today to find out how much we can save you.

For more details on many more of the available features of Medisoft v20, visit our Medisoft page.

Have you started your transition to ICD-10?

ICD-10 is coming and it is going to require some massive changes.  If you have not really thought about it yet, you need to start making a plan.  The first thing you need to do is download our ICD-10 checklist to help you make a plan – and start working on your plan!

Free Medisoft TrainingSecondly, you need to have software that is capable of handling those changes.  Medisoft v20 is ICD-10 ready.  PLUS, it has tons of really helpful tools (like the code mapping feature) to make the transition easier and as smooth as possible.

PLUS – with the purchase of ICD-10 ready Medisoft v20 from AZCOMP, we will send you FREE advanced training DVD’s.  These DVD’s have hours of training that will show you what you need to know about the program to help you use the ICD-10 tools.  This will be a huge resource to you, and it is FREE with your purchase of v20 from AZCOMP Technologies.

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Remember – right now is the time to buy Medisoft v20 because the savings of the current promotion will not last long.  Call AZCOMP now at (888) 799-4777 to speak with a Medisoft specialist and secure your copy of ICD-10 ready Medisoft version 20.

If you have any questions or would like to leave a comment – you can do that below and we’ll be sure to respond to your questions.