ClinicTracker User Notes
October 2013 - JAG Products, LLC

Did You Know...

 

...we're developing an innovative method for assigning DSM 5 and ICD-10 diagnoses within ClinicTracker? What makes this strategy different from what you've become used to is that there will be one universal diagnosis repository for the entire system, rather than individual collection areas in Treatment Plans, Appointment records, Discharge summaries, etc. The result will be a more consistent and efficient method for working with diagnoses. See for yourself by clicking here.


Please give the demo a try so we can incorporate your feedback into the final design.

 

 


 

What's New?

Automatic CPT Override

You can now configure BillingTracker to automatically substitute the CPT code displayed on the claim files on a per-insurer basis. You'll find the new form by going to: File -> Setup -> CPT Override.

Integrated Help

We've made it easier for you to access all of our help resources from various forms throughout ClinicTracker. You can search our extensive library of FAQs, review the Step By Step Guides, or view Training Videos relevant to the area of the system in which you are working. You'll find these context-specific help buttons in the Options form, Maintenance menu, Reports, and more. For example, users with access to the Options form can go to: Help -> About, Admin Config -> Options, and Click the Help menu.

 

HelpMenu

 

» Click to View a List of Recent System Upgrades

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some commonly-asked questions sent to our support team recently:

 

» Click to View Our Full List of FAQs Related to Technical Issues

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User Suggestion of the Month

Thanks to Jan Schippers of MHealthy, we've added a new setting that allows you to require a Patient Group ID when a particular Patient Group has been selected on the Intake tab of the Demographics form. To configure this option, go to: Utilities -> Maintenance -> Patient Group Input.

 

For her excellent idea, Jan won our User Suggestion of the Month prize.

 

Congratulations, Jan! You've got a gift on the way from your friends at JAG.

 

» Click to Submit a Feature Suggestion

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Current Promotions

If you've been looking for ways to turbocharge your ClinicTracker experience, we have some excellent opportunities for you this month: The new 835 Electronic Remittance Advice module will eliminate errors and automatically post your payments to patient accounts when you process claims electronically. According to everything that's been written about the benefits of ERA capability, you'll recoup this expense in very little time. You will also eliminate errors, reduce staff time devoted to adjudicating claims, and improve cash flow.

 

You can add the new 835 Electronic Remittance Advice Module for the introductory price of $2,500. If you combine this module with any of the new optional services below, we'll even waive the normal $250 setup fee:

We'll also take $1,000 off the list price for Custom Form Builder or Report Builder if you license them along with the 835 ERA module. These tools offer you extensive control over designing forms and reports.

 

With these powerful tools at your disposal, you can make the most of your investment in ClinicTracker. These promotions are valid through 12/31/13. Please contact us today to learn how you can take advantage of them.

 

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Show Me How

We've developed a training video for the 835 Electronic Remittance Advice Module. It shows you how easy it is to post payments and manage denials though ClinicTracker. Those of you who have spent hours trying to decipher paper reports will love how we've automated the process.

 

 

» Click to View the Online Video Library

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John "The Support Guy" Says...

Despite all the benefits of using electronic claims processing, the rejection reports can be confusing and difficult to translate. You also might not always be clear how to address the exceptions that BillingTracker warns you about when it creates the electronic claim files.

 

To make it easier for you to work with rejection reports, we've developed a helpful guide – complete with explanations, strategies for resolving the rejections, and tips. If you're responsible for interpreting ERA reports, you will definitely want to click here.

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Industry News

Healthcare providers nationwide are waking up to the substantial benefits of electronic claim submission and reconciliation. According to the American Medical Association, tools like the electronic remittance advice (ERA) are saving medical practices approximately $10,000/year for each physician in the group.

 

The ERA (commonly referred to as the HIPAA 835 file) is the electronic equivalent of a paper Explanation of Benefits (EOB). It indicates how much the insurer paid on the claim and identifies reasons for any denial of benefits. Prior to the ERA, staff would have to spend hours going through each claim, posting payments, and reconciling any errors. Now that entire process can be automated. Billing software with ERA capability saves office staff from having to collect mail, file paper documents, manually post payments, and adjudicate claims with payers. Another advantage is that insurers pay electronic submissions more quickly.

 

BillingTracker’s 835 ERA Module gets the most out of the information stored in the remittance file. It automatically analyzes the payments, posts them to the patient account, and pinpoints any underpayments and errors. It makes no sense to wrestle with paper forms when you can automate the process.

 

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