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January 19, 2022
News > Feature release 01/19/2022: Improved Claims workflow

Feature release 01/19/2022: Improved Claims workflow

January 19, 2022

Dear Practitioner,

 

Every week, we bring you something new to help you improve the efficiency of your healthcare business. This week we have put out a couple of updates to improve your Claims workflow.

 

Want to learn more? You are welcome to book a FREE online demo here! You will see how it works (and even try it!), have your questions answered, and compare prices.

[#22952] View request details in Clearing

The latest update makes it easier for you to navigate through claims in the Clearing module. From now on, you can view X12 837P claim requests in a detailed view by clicking the view link in the Claims column:

The detailed information appears in a pop-up window:

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    January 12, 2022
    News > Feature release 01/12/2022: Auto create employee checkbox

    Feature release 01/12/2022: Auto create employee checkbox

    January 12, 2022

    Greetings to everyone!

     

    There are various reasons why companies should keep employee records on file. The primary reason is that it is mandated by law. Companies must have financial documentation on hand in the case of a lawsuit or an IRS audit, in addition to having an employee’s basic employment dates and information readily available.

     

    EMSOW’s new feature makes it easier for our practitioners to keep and find all the necessary information.

     

    If you are not with EMSOW yet, you are welcome to book a FREE online demo here!

     

    [#22612] Autofill employee contacts from user

    Did you know that EMSOW has a feature to automatically create an employee record when you are adding a new user? Just select the Auto create employee checkbox:

    In this update, we improved this feature so that not only the user’s name gets copied into the employee record but also all the contact information:

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      December 29, 2021
      News > Feature release 12/29/2021: Updates in Billing module

      Feature release 12/29/2021: Updates in Billing module

      December 29, 2021

      Dear practitioner!

       

      It goes without saying that filing claims electronically can offer a number of benefits, such as: minimizing disruptions to your cash flow, tracking claim status, increasing accuracy and cut down on claim rejections, cutting down on paperwork and decreasing overhead costs and staff time.

       

      To make electronic claims more comfortable for you to use, you are welcome to use EMSOW’s Billing module, that allows healthcare providers send claims electronically via EDI.

       

      If you are not with EMSOW yet, you are welcome to book a FREE online demo here!

       

      [#22955] Add electronic claims for multiple studies at once in Billing

      The latest update brings you an easy way of adding electronic claims for multiple studies. Just open the Add transaction dropdown menu in the Billing module and select Electronic claim (for all) or Electronic claim (for selected):

      Once the studies are processed, you will see the results and details on skipped studies (if there are any):

       

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        December 1, 2021
        News > Feature release 12/01/2021: Updated Invoice module

        Feature release 12/01/2021: Updated Invoice module

        December 1, 2021

        Dear practitioner!

        It is widely known that the most successful medical practices don’t reach their position in the industry without paying close attention to all aspects of their revenue cycle. In any case, it’s crucial that your practice implements a system that speeds up the billing process while minimizing errors and adhering to the most recent privacy and other governmental regulations.

         

        EMSOW’s Invoice Module has become more comfortable for you to use as it allows healthcare providers to directly bill their clients. Now it is possible to see the dates when checks were posted and the report will display all posting dates, with each payment represented by a separate row.

         

        Below you can find a few improvements that we’ve made to this module, as well as a couple of others.

        If you are not with EMSOW yet, you are welcome to book a FREE online demo here!

         

        [#22862] Medicaid provider ID in referring doctor settings

        From now on, it is possible to add a Medicaid provider ID in the referring doctor settings:

        [#22860] Print Study Group in invoices

        Referring facility invoices now show the study group next to the CPT code description:

        This will help your clients figure out what kind of study it is (e.g., ultrasound, X-ray) if the CPT description is not enough.

        [#22780] Posting date and amount in “Report of all invoices”

        Moving forward, the Report of all invoices shows dates when checks were posted in the new Posting date column. If a check was posted over the course of a few days, the report will show all posting dates with each payment in its own row. We have also added the Posted total column that shows each payment amount.

        Below is what the same invoice that is paid with two checks looks like in the report (for simplicity, non-relevant columns are omitted):

        [#22594] Remove invoice payments and write-offs

        With the latest update, you can now remove invoice payments and write-offs. To do this, hover your mouse over the necessary payment and click the Remove payment icon that appears:

        EMSOW will ask you to confirm removal:

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          November 24, 2021
          News > Feature release 11/24/2021: Improved Post payment from facility module and more!

          Feature release 11/24/2021: Improved Post payment from facility module and more!

          November 24, 2021

          Dear practitioner!

          Do you know the difference between Write-Offs and Write-Downs? The difference is just a matter of degree. A write-down is performed in accounting to reduce the value of an asset to offset a loss or expense. A write-down becomes a write-off if the entire balance of the asset is eliminated and removed from the books altogether.

           

          To make Write off more comfortable for you, you are welcome to use new EMSOW’s feature in the Post payment from facility window that makes posting a payment from a facility more flexible.

           

          Below you can also find some updates that we made to EMSOW’s billing rules.

           

          If you are not with EMSOW yet, you are welcome to book a FREE online demo here!

           

          [#22781] Clinical laboratory travel allowance in billing and transportation rules

          From now on, you can set the clinical laboratory travel allowance type as a condition in Billing Rules:

           

          And in Transportation and Setup Rules:

          [#22425] Write off remaining balance when posting a facility check

          The latest release makes posting a payment from a facility more flexible: if the check amount is lower than the payment, you can now write off the difference, in whole or in part. To that end, we have added the Write off remaining balance checkbox to the Post payment from facility window:

          Once you select the checkbox, the remaining balance amount will auto-populate into the respective field. You can change this amount or leave it as it is. The write-off will be applied proportionally to all services in the referring facility invoice.

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            November 10, 2021
            News > Feature release 11/10/2021: Improved Patients module

            Feature release 11/10/2021: Improved Patients module

            November 10, 2021

            Dear practitioner!

             

            There is a constantly increasing rise in litigation in modern medical practice. A strong emphasis is placed on good record keeping as an integral part of patient care and a clinician’s legal defense.

            To improve your record keeping, you are welcome to use EMSOW’s Patients module that now features a quick tool to check patient’s procedures summary.

             

            If you are not with EMSOW yet, you are welcome to book a FREE online demo here!

             

            [#22741] Study groups filter in “Submit statements” window

            With this update, we have added the Study groups search option to the Submit statements window in Billing:

            This option will help you find statements by study group (e.g., ultrasound, X-ray, visits, surgical).

            [#22735] Sort patient statements within a batch by number of pages

            From now on, it is possible to sort patient statements within a batch by number of statement pages in ascending order. If you would like to enable the sorting, please contact our support team. This is a really helpful feature if you have a folding machine that you use to put patient bills to envelopes.

            [#22689] Studies summary tooltip in Patients

            The Patients module now features a tooltip that shows studies summary for a patient so you don’t have to double-click into the patient record to see the patient’s studies. Just hover your mouse over the patient’s name:

            [#21134] Referring facilities filter in “Submit electronic claims” window

            The new Referring facilities search option has been added to the Submit electronic claims window in Clearing:

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              November 4, 2021
              News > Updated EMSOW’s invoicing

              Updated EMSOW’s invoicing

              November 4, 2021

              Dear practitioner!

              It is well known that a well-designed invoice that covers all the required information makes a good impression to your clients. To ensure timely clearance of the invoice, it is necessary to find out your client’s payment run and align your payment due date to it. If you have staged payments, you can agree in advance the dates that your invoices will be raised. And always remember to double-check the invoice for accuracy before you send it!

               

              To make invoicing comfortable both for you and your clients, you are welcome to use EMSOW’s Invoices module that allows healthcare providers to directly bill their clients. For example, if you run a portable X‑ray business and want to send a bill to a nursing home you service for Part A patients, EMSOW has you covered!

               

              Below you can find a couple of updates that we made to EMSOW’s invoicing, as well as a small convenience update to our auto-fill feature that will allow you to skip the preview step when you are dealing with hundreds (or thousands!) claims you need to auto-fill.

              If you are not with EMSOW yet, you are welcome to book a FREE online demo here!

              [#22722] Date of service range for invoices

              With this update, we have added the DoS range column to the Billing details tab in the Invoices module. The date of service range is displayed for both outstanding and paid invoices:

              [#22694] Reports of invoices

              The latest release brings another improvement to Invoices. In addition to the Outstanding invoices report, we introduce a new All invoices report. This report is similar to the Outstanding invoices report, but also includes completely paid invoices. Both invoice reports are now available in a dropdown menu that unfolds upon a click on the Report of invoices button:

              If you click All invoices, you will be prompted to enter the necessary invoice date (or the date range):

              Then click Run and EMSOW will prepare an Excel file with the report:

              [#22640] Skip auto-fill preview

              This update allows you to significantly increase the auto-fill speed if you select the Skip preview checkbox in the Auto fill studies window:

              Also, the toolbar in Billing now has the same auto-fill buttons as in Processing: Auto fill selected and Auto fill all.

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                October 28, 2021
                News > Feature release 10/28/2021: Billing enhancements

                Feature release 10/28/2021: Billing enhancements

                October 28, 2021

                Greetings one and all!

                Did you know that patients are advised to save all their medical bills and statements? If they get a bill from their provider before they get their Health Benefits Statement, they should hold on to it. When their Health Benefits Statement arrives, it will outline what has been paid for by their Health Insurance and confirm what they owe.

                To keep your patients aware of their bills, you are welcome to use EMSOW’s patient statements.

                Below is a small improvement we’ve made to this module as well as a couple of other billing enhancements:

                 [#22681] Date of service range for checks

                The Checks module (Billing → Checks in the main EMSOW menu) now shows the date of service range for each check:

                We have also added the Date of service search option so you can easily find the necessary check by a specific date or a date range when the services were performed:

                [#22661] Search for uninvoiced invoice items in Billing

                The new Uninvoiced invoice items search query in Billing allows you to find studies with the “invoice item” billing operation that haven’t been added to any invoice:

                [#22639] Filtering paper statements by referring group

                From now on, in the Submit statements window, the Referring facilities field in the search filter also allows you to select referring groups:

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                  October 25, 2021
                  News > Digital X-Rays are conquering the market

                  Digital X-Rays are conquering the market

                  October 25, 2021

                  The market of digital X-ray imaging is continuously growing (according to a MarketsandMarkets report, by 2023 it is expected to reach $13.4 billion compared to $8.68 billion in 2018). To a great extent, this is happening due to the development of digital (RIS, PACS) and mobile imaging technologies. The leading vendors (Carestream, Phillips, GE, etc.) are marketing units which are more reliable, compact and user-friendly compared to the machines of previous generations.

                  Digital X-ray systems offer several benefits, such as:

                  • Digital X-rays produce up to 70% less radiation than film systems
                  • Digital technologies to a great extent eliminate one of the most significant disadvantages of medical X-rays – radiation exposure
                  • Digital X-ray equipment can boast of higher image quality than traditional films, though it may vary in different equipment models and types

                  Some of these benefits can be achieved if the equipment is combined with good special-purpose software.

                  As a rule, stationary machines provide better quality images than portable ones, but the mobile imaging industry is constantly developing.

                  In addition, there are many image viewers with efficient tools that increase interpreting quality and significantly reduce the risk of overlooking a patient’s health problem for a reading radiologist. The digital systems employ a PACS, which greatly accelerates and facilitates technologists’ and doctors’ access to images. With modern web-based solutions, information can be transferred within seconds, although, it depends on the speed of the Internet connection.

                  PACS systems provide way more convenient storage than traditional analog systems. You do not need to keep your images in your office on CDs or even on your computer, because nowadays it is easily affordable to have cloud-based storage. Although it is relevant for any modalities, it is especially important for X-ray, because there are certain legal issues associated with storing X-ray (regulations may vary from state to state).

                  The digital systems can be 100% secure. If you are using proper software for your medical business, you will have no HIPAA-related issues.

                  Mobile X-ray is a separate topic and requires a separate article (we’ll discuss it later on our blog). It is obvious, however, that going wireless and mobile can be convenient for patients and profitable for healthcare providers.

                  Today, medical X-ray businesses are going wireless and trying to purchase the best equipment they can afford, but they also should bear in mind that proper software and digital tools are no less important.

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                    October 20, 2021
                    News > Some updates from EMSOW

                    Some updates from EMSOW

                    October 20, 2021

                    Dear providers,

                    Below are a few recent updates to the EMSOW platform.

                    If you want to find out more, book a demo with us.

                    [#22245] Edit the exam begin time in Processing and Billing

                    With this update, it has become possible to edit the exam begin time not only in Schedule, but in the Processing and Billing modules as well, thanks to the new Begin time field in the Edit service window:

                    If you would like to use this feature, please contact our support team.

                    [#22395, #22453] Patient IDs in HL7 Requests

                    Now you can search for HL requests by external and internal patient IDs with new search options:

                    Furthermore, the patient IDs are now reflected in the HL7 Requests export files. In order to download those, click Export on the toolbar and select the desired file format:

                    [#22426] Mark HL7 requests as archived

                    It is now possible to mark HL7 requests as archived. To switch the HL7 request state between “archived” and “unarchived”, use these new buttons on the toolbar:

                    Needless to say, this feature won’t be of much use without an option to separate the archived requests from unarchived ones. To that end, we have added the corresponding option to the search filter:

                    [#22419] Group Financial Analysis results by study group

                    A new way of data grouping has been added to Financial Analysis with this update:

                    [#22400] Study report notification for primary care practitioners

                    Primary care practitioners can now receive copies of study reports that are sent to referring doctors, referring facilites or ordering facilities. In order to receive the reports, a primary care practitioner must be specified in the service and report notifications must be enabled in the primary care practitioner settings.

                    [#22383] Move services to “billing” or “processing” stages from Payer Assignment

                    You can now quickly move a service between processing and billing stages right from the Payer Assignment module thanks to the new Move button on the toolbar:

                    It is worth remembering that moving a service to the billing or processing stage affects all studies within the service including those not displayed in the Payer Assignment module.

                    [#22347] Quick search in the “Submit electronic claims”

                    This update brings improvements to electronic claim submission. Most notably, a new set of fields for a quick search of electronic claims is available now:

                    In addition, we have fixed a couple of bugs in the claim submission process.

                    [#22463] Change the referring facility when creating a follow-up service

                    Now, when you click the Follow up button, you can select a referring facility, which is different from that in the latest patient service:

                    [#22456] Improved processing of incoming electronic remittance advice files

                    We have optimized our ERA parsing algorithms. As a result, the processing of ERA files has become much faster!

                    Moreover, you can now customize procedure matching methods for incoming ERA files thus making their processing even faster. To do this, go to Setup → Billing → Billing Connectors and double-click into a billing connector. Select the Incoming files settings tab. Here, under the Study match order field set, you can select and arrange up to 15 detection methods. In this case, your study match order will look like this:

                     

                     

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                      August 13, 2021
                      News > Improved HL7 functionality for imaging providers!

                      Improved HL7 functionality for imaging providers!

                      August 13, 2021

                      EMSOW feature release

                      What makes EMSOW special? The answer is – integration! The platform can work seamlessly with any EMR/EHR system that supports the HL7 protocol. You can receive requests for appointments via ORM messages, billing requests via DFT, and send lab/radiology results via ORU automatically – no matter which EMR your client uses.

                      This time, we have updated our HL7 Requests module. If you are our customer, see the description below. If you are new and want to learn how to keep all your client connections under one umbrella through HL7, book a call with us.

                      [#22081] Improved default settings in the HL7 requests module

                      In previous versions, the system displayed all the HL7 requests upon opening the HL7 Requests module. This took time and occasionally caused slowdowns. We have changed this default setting.  Now, upon clicking on the HL7 Requests button, EMSOW displays the information for the current date only.
                      TIP: To search HL7 requests by any parameter and in one click, use search filters in the Options panel.

                      HL7

                      [#22210] Process multiple messages at once in HL7 Requests

                      EMSOW runs a series of tests when it receives an HL7 message, e.g., it checks if the referring facility from the message matches your database records. In case of any inconsistency, the message remains in the Pending or Failure status. To make it easier for you to handle such issues, we added support for processing multiple messages at once. Now, if you found an issue and corrected it, you can select more than one message and click Process (Auto) to quickly turn the received messages into EMSOW service records.

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                        July 28, 2021
                        News > New Tool for Primary Care Practitioners Management

                        New Tool for Primary Care Practitioners Management

                        July 28, 2021

                        EMSOW Feature Release

                        [#22072] Manage primary care practitioners in EMSOW

                        With this update, we added a new module for primary care practitioners management. The new module is located under Setup → Referring → Primary Care Practitioners in the main EMSOW menu.

                        In the primary care practitioner settings, the following options are available:
                        New Tool for Primary Care Practitioners Management

                        The Referring doctors tab allows you to link your practitioner to a referring doctor:
                        New Tool for Primary Care Practitioners Management

                        On the Study groups tab, you can specify the study groups available for the practitioner:
                        New Tool for Primary Care Practitioners Management

                        And lastly, the Contacts tab where you can add the practitioner contacts:
                        New Tool for Primary Care Practitioners Management

                        This is just the beginning – we will extend the support for primary care practitioners in future updates. Stay tuned!

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                          July 26, 2021
                          News > New features for diagnostic imaging workflow!

                          New features for diagnostic imaging workflow!

                          July 26, 2021

                          EMSOW Feature Release

                          With EMSOW, you can improve your diagnostic imaging workflow every week because each week, we have some improvement to roll out.

                          [#22099] Auto-populate number of days in invoice

                          With this update, we added an option to the referring contract settings and invoice editing window that allows you to auto-calculate the number of days for which the PPD fee will be applied based on the number of visits.

                          All you need to do is select the Auto checkbox in the invoice editing window, after which the Days field will be auto-filled:
                          New features for diagnostic imaging workflow!

                          [#22098] New referring contract term conditions: Reference lab & CPT

                          The latest update bring two more referring contract term conditions: CPT codes and Allow for reference laboratory:
                          New features for diagnostic imaging workflow!

                          The latter will apply the referring contract term to tests with a specified reference laboratory.

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                            July 9, 2021
                            News > Billing and HL7 updates for diagnostic imaging

                            Billing and HL7 updates for diagnostic imaging

                            July 9, 2021

                            We would like to share a digest of essential EMSOW updates that are out now. All of them were suggested by our customers, and we hope they streamline the operational and billing workflow for our users… and you, too!

                            These new features improve billing practices and enhance integration with EHR/EMR systems through the HL7 protocol.

                            Please see details below.
                            If you want to find out more, book a demo with us.


                            [#21957] New search filters and grid columns for HL7 Requests

                            In the latest release, we have made several improvements in the HL7 Requests module:

                            • New search filters Date of service and External service ID (under the Request section)
                            • A new grid column External service ID
                            • The Created date search filter has been renamed as Received date and the Processed at grid column has been renamed as Processed date
                            • The ID and Filename search filters have been moved from the General section to the Request

                            This update is meant to make it easier for you to manage incoming orders from EMR systems.


                            [#22000] Search studies in Billing regardless of the report status

                            Previously, the Report search option in Billing allowed you only to switch between “Report received” and “Report not received”. With this update, you can clear the field and search studies regardless of their report status:

                            HL7

                            [#21973] Reference labs in reading and billing rule conditions

                            From now on, it is possible to choose a reference laboratory as a condition in reading and billing rules:
                            HL7
                             [#21978] Email notifications of scheduled tests for patients and their referring facilities

                            With this update, EMSOW can notify a patient once their ordered test has been scheduled and notify the referring facility as well. The message that is sent to the patient contains preparation instructions for the upcoming test. The message for the referring facility includes study details.

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                              June 16, 2021
                              News > Improved medical billing functionality

                              Improved medical billing functionality

                              June 16, 2021

                              EMSOW feature release

                              Every week we bring something new to help you make your healthcare business more efficient. This week we upgraded our billing functionality.

                              If you want to learn more about the only cloud platform that puts all of your diagnostic imaging, appointment scheduling, and billing tasks under one umbrella, book a consultation with us, and we’ll give you a custom affordable quote in under 24 hours.

                              Now, we welcome you to check out what’s new:

                              [#21916] Select a billing route depending on the referring facility

                              Did you know that EMSOW has a feature called “Billing routes”? It is a configurable medical billing rule that EMSOW uses to automatically determine what clearing house connector should be used for electronic claim submission.

                              EMSOW integrates with any clearing house that supports the X12 5010 standard for professional claims (837P), and, thanks to the billing routes, you can work even with multiple clearing houses!

                              Starting with this update, it is possible to specify particular referring facilities in the condition of a billing route, meaning that you can use a specific clearing house connection to bill for procedures rendered at specific nursing homes and doctors’ offices:

                              improved medical billing functionality

                              To access the billing routes, follow the path Setup → Rules → Billing Routes in the main EMSOW menu.

                              [#15896] Merge insurance records

                              If you receive order data from many sources, including HL7 ORM and DFT messages, API integrations and manual data entry, you may be dealing with a lot of duplicate entries in the Setup → Insurances directory.

                              Now you can merge these duplicate records and map insurance departments:

                              improved medical billing functionality

                              improved medical billing functionality

                              The resulting record with take the payer ID and claim code from the “target” record, and the name from other record will be added as an alias for future mapping. Note that you cannot merge more than two insurances at once.

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                                June 11, 2021
                                News > Improved HL7 functionality and more!

                                Improved HL7 functionality and more!

                                June 11, 2021

                                EMSOW feature release

                                If you need to transfer reports to your clients’ EMR systems or receive orders through HL7, EMSOW might be the perfect fit. EMSOW is much more than exam storage – you can deliver clinical findings to referring doctors, schedule exams, bill insurance companies – all from one simple system that runs in the cloud.

                                Check out our updates below, which are meant to improve your HL7 experience and provide better tools for appointment scheduling.

                                To learn more about EMSOW in general, start by watching our one-minute video:

                                 [#21791] HL7 Requests improvements

                                This release brings numerous improvements to the HL7 Requests module:

                                • When you export the list of requests into a file, the CPT and diagnosis codes will be included in the Studies column
                                • New search options ID and Filename:

                                HL7

                                • A new column Filename (hidden by default)
                                • A new column Status message showing request processing errors
                                • A new button Download Original File in the Appointment request contents window (opens upon clicking the View button on the toolbar):

                                HL7

                                 

                                [#21905] Ordering locations import from HL7

                                Starting with this update, EMSOW can extract the ordering location from an incoming HL7 request and save it in the service created.

                                A new option allowing you to search studies by ordering locations has been added to the Billing module search filter (under the Order section):

                                HL7

                                The ordering locations can also be included in the End of month report in Billing if you enable the respective column before creating the report.

                                [#21852] Updated study ordering experience

                                With this update, you can opt to schedule ordered studies in a different manner. After clicking Schedule in the Ordered studies window, you will see another window where you can adjust the date of service and assign a technologist:

                                Improved HL7 functionality and more!

                                 

                                As a result, a new office schedule event will be created. This way of scheduling requires the study begin time to be specified before scheduling (you can do it in the Edit ordered study window).

                                If you are interested in this feature and want to enable it in your account, please contact our support team.

                                [#21851] Begin time and duration for ordered studies

                                From now on, you can set the begin time and duration for ordered studies, which allows for more effective scheduling. The respective fields have been added to the Edit ordered study window:

                                Improved HL7 functionality and more!

                                [#21850] Adding insurances for ordered studies

                                With the latest update, you can add and edit insurance information for ordered studies just the same way as you do for services:

                                Improved HL7 functionality and more!

                                [#21876] CLIA in claims without reference lab

                                Starting with this update, it is possible to add a CLIA number to a reading facility:

                                Improved HL7 functionality and more!

                                This CLIA number will be populated in box 23 and “NO” will be checked in box 20 of the claim form unless a reference lab is specified.

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                                  May 27, 2021
                                  News > Updated HCFA forms, patient scheduling and more!

                                  Updated HCFA forms, patient scheduling and more!

                                  May 27, 2021

                                  EMSOW feature release

                                  Did you know that you can create and send HCFA forms right from a diagnostic image storage system? And that’s not the whole story. EMSOW allows you to schedule patients, run financial analytics and write radiology reports and clinical notes based on smart templates, not too mention it is fully compliant with DICOM and HL7 standards. You can find all the tools your diagnostic business requires in one simple cloud solution.

                                  Want to learn more? We would be happy to show you EMSOW and discuss how it can help your practice!

                                  [#21854] Updated referring provider format in HCFA 1500 box 17

                                  From now on, the full doctor’s name in box 17 appears in the following order: the first name, the middle name, the last name, and their title:

                                  HCFA forms

                                  [#21853] Patient schedule – referring facility working time indication

                                  Starting from this update, the referring facility working time can be highlighted with a light green background:

                                  HCFA forms

                                  If you would like to enable this feature, please contact our support team.

                                  [#21837] Changes in paper claims for reference laboratories

                                  The latest release also slightly changes how paper claims are filled out for lab tests that involve an outside laboratory:

                                  • CPT modifier 90 is added
                                  • the reference laboratory CLIA is populated in box 23 if no authorization number is provided
                                  • the reference laboratory location information is populated in box 32
                                  • in box 20, “YES” is checked under “OUTSIDE LAB?” (if the reference laboratory is selected for the test)

                                  [#21684] Grouping by service in Rendering Provider Portal

                                  With this update, it is possible to group studies by service in Rendering Provider Portal. To do this, click Preferences (in the right upper corner) and select View → Group by service:

                                  HCFA forms

                                  This grouping mode also allows you to collapse or expand the contents of a service by clicking “plus” and “minus” buttons in the service header.

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                                    May 19, 2021
                                    News > Access to patient history for clinicians and NPs

                                    Access to patient history for clinicians and NPs

                                    May 19, 2021

                                    EMSOW feature release

                                    EMSOW puts together all the tools your diagnostic business needs: from scheduling to dispatch, consult notes, DICOM storage and billing. This week we have updated another essential feature – patient history – and made it available to the users of our Rendering Provider Portal.

                                    Want to learn more? We would be happy to show you EMSOW and discuss how it can help your practice.

                                     [#21683] Patient’s history in Rendering Provider Portal

                                    With this update, you can view the history of a patient’s prior visits in Rendering Provider Portal just the same way as in Physician Portal. If the patient has previous studies or consults in their history, you can click the history icon to display those records:

                                    patient history

                                    In the window that opens, you will see the information and uploaded documents for each visit of the patient.

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                                      May 12, 2021
                                      News > Improved Physician portal and Financial analysis

                                      Improved Physician portal and Financial analysis

                                      May 12, 2021

                                      EMSOW feature release

                                      POCUS and portable X-ray providers take benefit from our platform that puts together cloud image storage, a physician portal with a built-in DICOM viewer and customizable report templates, as well as patient scheduling, technologist dispatching, and billing tools. Another opportunity we offer is image interpretation by a board-certified radiologist licensed in your state.

                                      If you would like to simplify and optimize your imaging workflow and cut your costs, schedule a demo!

                                      [#21452] Referring doctor and facility columns in Physician Portal (grid view)

                                      The grid view in Physician Portal is now shipped with two more columns: Referring doctor and Referring facility:

                                      Physician portal and Financial analysis

                                      Let us remind you that the default view mode in Physician Portal is the tile view. If you would like to switch to the grid view, click Preferences (in the upper-right corner of the portal), and then select View → Grid view in the drop-down menu:

                                      Physician portal and Financial analysis

                                      [#21798] Grouping by CPT in Financial Analysis

                                      From now on, you can group data in Financial Analysis by a CPT code (to access this module, click Analysis → Financial Analysis in the main EMSOW menu):

                                      Physician portal and Financial analysis

                                       

                                       

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                                        May 6, 2021
                                        News > Pocket Workstation for Mobile Diagnostic Providers

                                        Pocket Workstation for Mobile Diagnostic Providers

                                        May 6, 2021

                                        EMSOW introduces a smartphone-friendly version for mobile imaging providers!

                                        Mobile Diagnostic

                                        We are excited to announce the smartphone-friendly version of EMSOW. From now on, you can manage your mobile diagnostic business right from your smartphone or tablet. Like the desktop version of the system, the new user interface works in a web browser and requires no installation.

                                        It is a small and simple yet powerful communication hub that helps you:

                                        • dispatch technologists
                                        • send push notifications and text notes to your personnel
                                        • enter study information within seconds
                                        • prioritize exams as Routine, STAT, and ASAP
                                        • track exam status
                                        • easily search for previous patients and studies

                                        Built-in ICD & CPT code databases and patient lookup save plenty of time and effort. Start entering a keyword, and the system will display the list of available procedures, diagnoses, or patients.

                                        The smartphone-friendly version is a new addition to EMSOW’s family that includes the full-size desktop system with cloud image storage, DICOM processing, and billing tools.

                                        Together they offer a powerful toolkit that streamlines your mobile diagnostic experience, speeds up reading and revenue collection, and connects you with as many technologists, clients, physicians, and EMR systems as you need. If you are a mobile diagnostic imaging provider, you’ve got to try EMSOW!

                                        To learn more about the smartphone-friendly version of EMSOW, contact us at connect@emsow.com.

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                                          April 29, 2021
                                          News > 6 rules for buying a refurbished ultrasound unit

                                          6 rules for buying a refurbished ultrasound unit

                                          April 29, 2021

                                          Buying a refurbished ultrasound machine? Check this out!

                                          Refurbished ultrasound

                                          In recent years, the medical imaging equipment market has become more democratic yet more sophisticated. More and more providers who want to start their own diagnostic business are looking to buy refurbished ultrasound machines. A used machine can be a good start since it helps save money that is essential for small businesses. We have discussed the opportunity of buying refurbished equipment with our customers and partners and created a short checklist of crucial things you need to know before purchasing a refurbished ultrasound unit.

                                          1. Portable or stationary? The machine you buy should meet the needs of your practice. Are you going to perform ultrasound studies in a mobile or stationary setting? Answering this will help you decide if you need a portable or full-sized machine.

                                          Today, medical imaging startups more frequently opt for mobile ultrasound units that can be used at a patient’s bed. If you purchase appropriate ultrasound probes, such a unit will let you perform most types of general ultrasound and cardiologic exams.

                                          As for full-sized equipment, there’s an opinion that it is better suited for hospitals and large healthcare centers.

                                          1. Technical characteristics and features. Before buying an ultrasound machine, check the technical specifications and features they have. Pay attention to frequencies that determine how deep the ultrasound waves penetrate, which is essential for the studies of certain types. Make sure the machine has the features you need in your practice, e.g., CW Doppler, color Doppler, 3D/4D option, etc. Also, make sure the unit supports the DICOM protocol that is critical for all diagnostic businesses, especially POCUS providers. Power output is also essential.
                                          2. Technical support and availability of replacement parts and accessories. When you buy a refurbished ultrasound machine, its warranty is often expired. However, you need to make sure that it is properly tested and, if something fails, you will be able to find the necessary parts and get your unit repaired and equipped. Therefore, before purchase, you might want to discuss the maintenance cost and the availability of replacement parts/transducers with the seller.
                                          3. Compatibility with your healthcare software. It’s not enough to have a portable ultrasound unit to start your imaging business. In most cases, you will need a PACS system. Besides taking images, you want to store your exams, transfer them for interpretation, facilitate your reading doctor’s work, distribute your reports to referring providers, and more. A good imaging platform can simplify your workflow and save you time and money.

                                          Today, there are plenty of opportunities to buy ultrasound equipment and a lot of software providers that make their PACS solutions compatible with different hardware vendors. However, you should make sure that your chosen equipment is compliant with the software you are going to use.

                                          James Warren, the CEO of The Ultrasound Source, says:

                                          “Whenever a new client reaches out to me, one of the first things I ask them is what PACS they’re going to connect their unit to. In many settings, it’s the crucial part, especially for mobile cardiology providers that want echocardiogram measurements to populate into report templates automatically. An ultrasound machine that supports DICOM structured reporting is the right choice for them, but without software support, this valuable feature doesn’t really add any value.”

                                          1. Price. For many startups, price is the major factor. You can buy an affordable transducer that can be connected to your smartphone or a sophisticated unit of the latest model with a great variety of features. The price can differ significantly. Anyway, you need to pay attention to maintenance costs and subscription costs. Some units look cheap and handy but become useless without an obligatory annual subscription to their software.
                                          2. Seller. When you go for a machine, whether a new or a refurbished ultrasound machine, you want to make sure you buy a quality product. Oftentimes, purchasing a piece of equipment is not a one-off event; you want to have your machine serviced and maintained properly. Therefore, you want to deal with a trusted partner.

                                          There are many companies that sell, repair, and maintain used imaging equipment. If you are looking to get an ultrasound unit that will serve you for years, make sure your seller does not just sell the unit, but also provides reliable maintenance.

                                          About The Ultrasound Source. The Ultrasound Source deals with the leading brands and provide refurbished and new ultrasound equipment. The company focuses solely on ultrasound system and probe sales, ultrasound preventive maintenance, ultrasound repair, and ultrasound training. Their refurbished medical equipment is thoroughly inspected and tested to meet OEM specifications and backed by a full warranty on parts and labor. New equipment for sale is guaranteed with multi-year warranties that give you peace of mind.

                                          To get in touch with The Ultrasound Source, email sales@theultrasoundsource.com or visit theultrasoundsource.com. Use “EMSOW” as a promo code to get a special offer today!

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                                            April 23, 2021
                                            News > 9 updates to boost your medical billing and dispatch efficiency!

                                            9 updates to boost your medical billing and dispatch efficiency!

                                            April 23, 2021

                                            EMSOW feature release

                                            This week, we’ve put out 9 updates, and all of them were inspired by our customers! If you’re one of our clients, please see the updates below… and thank you for helping us become better!

                                            If you’ve not seen the system yet, just visit our website! If you’re doing diagnostic imaging, you’ll definitely find the right tools to enhance your practice, check it out: emsow.com

                                            [#21700] Superbills submission from Processing

                                            From now on, you can submit superbill packages right from the Processing module:

                                            9 medical billing features

                                            When you submit superbills this way, EMSOW will filter out all superbills that are not from the opened order.

                                            [#21666] Updated 3rd party organization patients filter in Payer Assignment

                                            The 3rd party organization patients filter in the Payer Assignment module now offers three options:

                                            9 medical billing features

                                            You can now choose whether to list 3rd party organization patients exclusively, include them along with other patients in the search results, or exclude them from the search results.

                                            Just a reminder what this feature is designed for: if you deal with patients that have hospice benefits in their insurance plans, this feature allows you to bill the hospice organization for those patients directly.

                                            [#21663] Updated handling of “Other or Additional Payor” in eligibility responses

                                            If an eligibility response includes a reference to “Other or Additional Payor”, the service will be marked with an orange ball as needed clarification:

                                            9 medical billing features

                                            [#21371] Patient’s home phone number in dispatch notifications

                                            Moving forward, the patient’s home phone number is included in the notification email that is sent to technologists when they’re dispatched to perform a study.

                                            [#20949] Predefined service notes in Dispatch

                                            With this update, you can set a predefined service note in the referring facility settings:

                                            9 medical billing features

                                            This service note will be added whenever you create a new service under that facility:

                                            9 medical billing features

                                            [#20948] Reading status indication in Dispatch

                                            We have changed the behavior of the reading status icon in Dispatch. From now on, it can turn gray (if no reading is assigned), yellow (if reading is assigned but the study is not sent), or green (the study is sent to a reading provider):

                                            9 medical billing features

                                            [#20947] Changes in dispatch stages

                                            We have added a new dispatch stage: overdue. This stage is assigned to all undispatched studies with a date of service in the past. The “scheduled” stage has been renamed as “dispatched.”

                                            [#20942] Select studies by study group in Dispatch

                                            With this update, it is now possible to select a study group in the service editing window:

                                            9 medical billing features

                                            This will narrow the further study selection, thus making it easier for you to find the necessary study. To enable this feature, please contact our support team.

                                            [#20941] Service address in Dispatch is autopopulated from the facility address

                                            From now on, the service address in Dispatch is autopopulated from the facility address except when the service is rendered at the patient’s home (Place of Service 12).

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                                              April 14, 2021
                                              News > 8 new features for your medical billing practice!

                                              8 new features for your medical billing practice!

                                              April 14, 2021

                                              This time we have put out eight features – some tools and settings to improve your workflow and Revenue Cycle Management, as well as a small update to our new mobile-friendly experience. If you are a portable imaging provider and have not seen EMSOW, you’ve got to check it out!

                                              Now, without further ado, let’s get into the latest version of the platform:

                                              [#21687] Referring doctor as ordering provider in electronic claims (5010 837P Loop 2420E)

                                              With this update, you can transmit referring doctor information (name and NPI) as the ordering provider field of your X12 electronic claims. To enable this option, go to Setup → Insurances → Insurances, double-click into the necessary insurance, open the Billing tab, and select the Include referring doctor as ordering provider (loop 2420E) checkbox:

                                              8 medical billing features

                                              This should help you meet the requirements of certain payers.

                                              [#21624] Automatic write-offs for discounts

                                              From now on, EMSOW can automatically write off excessive charges if a referring contract includes fixed or early payment discounts:

                                              8 medical billing features

                                              The fixed discounts are applied right after charging an amount, and the early-pay discounts are written off if your client paid in time, according to the contract settings.

                                              This latest update also makes it possible to manually add a write-off from a referring facility that you are billing directly:

                                              8 medical billing features

                                              [#21628] Discount write-offs in Invoice report

                                              Moving forward, three more columns that reflect discount write-offs are available in the Invoice report:

                                              • Fixed discount: shows the sum of all fixed discount write-offs
                                              • Early pay discount: shows the sum of all early pay discount write-offs
                                              • Written off: shows the sum of all write-offs, including manual ones

                                              8 medical billing features

                                              [#21625] Copy address from patient or referring facility in mobile Dispatch

                                              Are you already using EMSOW’s new mobile-friendly experience? If not, try adding /m after your domain name, e.g. yourcompany.emsow.com/m. This new user interface works on any device, including smartphones and tablets. If you need help navigating it, please contact our support.

                                              With this update, we have added two buttons: Copy address from patient and Copy address from referring facility to the Edit exam menu:

                                              8 medical billing features

                                              Tap the necessary button to autopopulate the service address fields.

                                              [#21592] Laboratory travel allowance settings

                                              A new Lab billing tab has been added to referring facility settings:

                                              8 medical billing features

                                              Here you can set a travel allowance type for a laboratory technician who draws a specimen either on a per-mileage basis or on a flat rate (per-trip) basis.

                                              [#21568] Ability to add bounced check fee to invoice

                                              With this update, you can add a Bounced check fee in the Edit invoice window:

                                              8 medical billing features

                                              The amount entered into this field will be added to the total invoice amount:

                                              8 medical billing features

                                              [#20945] Requisition form upload indication in Dispatch

                                              We have added a new icon that indicates if a requisition form has been uploaded for a service:

                                              8 medical billing features

                                              By the way, did you know that EMSOW can generate requisition forms based on a document template? Ask us how to set it up.

                                              [#20940] Pick patient’s last referring facility when adding new service

                                              From now on, when you add a new service in Dispatch or Rendering Provider Portal, EMSOW will automatically select the referring facility from the patient’s last service. One more feature to save time on data entry!

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                                                April 7, 2021
                                                News > Feature Release: Improved patient insurance eligibility checking

                                                Feature Release: Improved patient insurance eligibility checking

                                                April 7, 2021

                                                Do you check insurance eligibility before dispatching a technologist to scan patients? With EMSOW, you can verify patients’ insurance benefits as quickly as never before… not to mention that it helps you dispatch, transfer, and store your exams in the cloud – everything in one place, convenient, simple, and affordable!

                                                This week we have updated our eligibility feature. If you are not our customer yet and want to learn more, visit our page!

                                                [#21651] Proper handling of bill option code C when checking eligibility

                                                From now on, if the eligibility response indicates bill option code C, such insurance will be marked with orange color as needed clarification:

                                                patient insurance eligibility

                                                Previously, this behavior applied only when the response showed “MCO Bill Option Code – C.”

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                                                  April 2, 2021
                                                  News > Feature update: Send multiple studies for reading at once and use guarantor information in medical billing

                                                  Feature update: Send multiple studies for reading at once and use guarantor information in medical billing

                                                  April 2, 2021

                                                  Our team is thrilled to present a couple of spring-time platform updates. If you’re not our customer and interested to learn more, visit our website: emsow.com

                                                  Please see the updates below:

                                                  [#21596] Services are now marked as eligible if the DoS is outside the hospice benefit range

                                                  EMSOW’s eligibility feature displays an orange ball for patients whose Medicare insurance includes hospice benefits:

                                                  medical billing - 21596

                                                  In this release, we improved the way hospice benefits are checked, so that if the date of service is outside the hospice benefit range, the system will display a green ball and treat the insurance as regular and active.

                                                  [#21372] Guarantor name and address on patient statements

                                                  With this update, you can opt to use a patient’s insurance guarantor as the addressee for patient statements. The guarantor name and address will be printed on the statement instead of those of the patient. To enable this feature, please contact our support team.

                                                  [#20950] Sending multiple studies for reading from Dispatch

                                                  The latest update makes it possible to send multiple studies for reading right from the Dispatch module. To that end, we added the Autofill reading button to the Dispatch toolbar:

                                                  20950_1

                                                  Select all studies you want to send, click the button, and you will see a pop-up window with the selected studies and their reading destinations:

                                                  20950_2

                                                  Click Save&Send to send the studies to reading doctors or just Save to save the reading destination without sending.

                                                  [#20279] Using payer ID from insurances as a fallback for billing connectors

                                                  From now on, if EMSOW cannot find a payer ID in billing connector settings while sending claims or checking eligibility, the payer ID will be retrieved from the insurance settings.

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                                                    March 10, 2021
                                                    News > Manage your patient information right from your cloud PACS!

                                                    Manage your patient information right from your cloud PACS!

                                                    March 10, 2021

                                                    EMSOW is not just a cloud PACS and medical billing platform. It offers your practice a powerful toolset for patient management, scheduling, dispatching, and image interpretation.

                                                    EMSOW is a next-generation, fully customizable platform that can be tuned to your specific workflow and improve TAT, increase revenue collection and reduce costs for manual processing. Additional value is provided by weekly updates inspired by our customers. Please read the details of the latest improvements below.

                                                    Want to learn more? We would be happy to show you EMSOW and discuss how it can help your practice.

                                                     

                                                    [#21526] “Quick edit patient” in Processing

                                                    Starting with this update, the “Quick edit patient” mode from the Billing module has become available in Processing as well. Once you hover your mouse over the patient information in a service box, the Quick edit button will appear:

                                                    Manage your patient information right from your cloud PACS!
                                                    Then click it to open the Quick edit patient window:

                                                    Manage your patient information right from your cloud PACS!

                                                    Here you can edit the patient information quicker than if you edited it the old way by opening the Edit service window.

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                                                      March 3, 2021
                                                      News > Advanced billing system right in your cloud PACS!

                                                      Advanced billing system right in your cloud PACS!

                                                      March 3, 2021

                                                      Dear imaging provider!

                                                      Originally intended as a cloud PACS system, EMSOW has become an all-in-one platform for diagnostic imaging practices, PoCUS providers, as well as mobile clinicians. We’ve added comprehensive scheduling, dispatching, and medical billing modules to meet the needs of our partners and customers. Today, you can use only one intuitive and affordable solution to manage all your tasks!

                                                      This week’s release improves our billing functionality. The new version brings a small update to our Excel-based invoice report and lets you check eligibility of QMB patients more efficiently.

                                                      Want to learn more? We would be happy to show you EMSOW and discuss how it can help your practice.

                                                      [#21373] Diagnosis codes in Invoice report with grouping by service

                                                      In the latest version of EMSOW, the Invoice report in the Billing module shows diagnosis codes when grouping by service is selected.

                                                      [#21345] QMB patients are not auto-tagged with their deductible status anymore

                                                      Previously, we added the option that allows EMSOW to automatically mark Medicare Part B patients enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program and also mark Medicare Part B patients with special tags showing if their deductible is met or not.

                                                      Starting with this update, the deductible tags will not be automatically added to QMB patients anymore since such patients have no legal obligation to pay Medicare Part A or Part B deductibles.

                                                      You can set auto-tagging parameters in the billing connector settings (follow Setup → Billing → Billing Connectors in the main EMSOW menu).

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                                                        February 10, 2021
                                                        News > Manage your patient info in your cloud PACS!

                                                        Manage your patient info in your cloud PACS!

                                                        February 10, 2021

                                                        Subject line: Manage your patient info without hassle!

                                                        Dear imaging provider!

                                                        Originally intended as a cloud PACS system, EMSOW has become an all-in-one platform for diagnostic imaging practices, PoCUS providers, as well as mobile clinicians. We’ve added comprehensive scheduling, dispatching, and billing modules to meet the needs of our valuable partners and customers. Today, you can use only one intuitive and affordable solution to manage all your tasks!

                                                        This week’s release improves our patient and study management tools. The new version helps you eliminate manual data entry, facilitates user activity tracking, and visualizes study information in the Dispatch module in a more user-friendly way.

                                                        Want to learn more? We would be happy to show you EMSOW and discuss how it can help your practice.

                                                         

                                                         [#21324] Copy home patient address from eligibility information

                                                        The latest update brings you the ability to copy the patient’s home address from the eligibility information to the patient record in EMSOW automatically. To do this, hit the button next to the patient’s address:

                                                        cloud PACS - home address

                                                        If the patient’s home address is not empty, EMSOW will ask for your confirmation before overwriting the address.

                                                        To try out the new feature, select a service in Processing and click Eligibility → Show.

                                                        We have received many questions regarding our new approach to managing home and service addresses. Please keep sending your feedback and we will work on optimizing your experience.

                                                        [#20952] A separate column for study names in Dispatch

                                                        We refined the Dispatch module interface by separating the study name from the study status. Previously, the study name and status were displayed together in the Procedure column. From now on, the Procedure column shows only the study name, whereas the new Status column represents the study status information and the accession number:

                                                        cloud PACS - Dispatch

                                                        [#21343] See user ID in order modification history

                                                        From now on, the order modification history in Processing also shows the user ID next to the user name:

                                                        cloud PACS - mods history

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                                                          February 4, 2021
                                                          News > Optimize your ePHI management with EMSOW’s new feature!

                                                          Optimize your ePHI management with EMSOW’s new feature!

                                                          February 4, 2021

                                                          Dear imaging providers!

                                                          Have you ever experienced problems with unreasonably long collection times, high study interpretation and software expenses, inefficient workflow management, coding and billing difficulties?

                                                          For more than ten years, EMSOW has been servicing imaging facilities to deliver a professional medical platform that covers all their daily tasks, from simple PACS and DICOM to automatic claim generation.

                                                          Below please see our weekly update to facilitate your ePHI management.

                                                          If you are not yet with us, we would be happy to show you EMSOW and discuss how it can help your imaging practice.

                                                           

                                                          [#21322] Service address and patient’s home address

                                                          In this update, we have made several changes to make the distinction between a service address and a patient’s personal address (home address) more clear and obvious to the user.

                                                          Let us remind you that a service address is typically entered in the Edit service window, whereas a patient’s home address is entered in the patient record in the Patients module (follow Setup → Patients in the main menu).

                                                          The address that you used to edit in the Edit service dialog is now labeled “Service address” throughout EMSOW. Furthermore, the patient’s home address is now displayed below the service address in a service box in Billing and Processing:

                                                          ePHI Management

                                                          This update is not limited only to user interface changes though. From now on, the home address is printed instead of the service address in patient statements. For the time being, if the home address is not provided, the service address will be printed instead, but we will optimize the experience soon.

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                                                            January 28, 2021
                                                            News > Identify QMB patients, track patient bills, and get more out of financial analysis!

                                                            Identify QMB patients, track patient bills, and get more out of financial analysis!

                                                            January 28, 2021

                                                            EMSOW’s Billing module is getting constantly improved. Recently, our developers have been doing their best to make EMSOW meet all the requirements of standalone medical billing systems.

                                                            The difference is that EMSOW’s billing is integrated with cloud PACS, DICOM, HL7, scheduling and dispatching tools. It is a web-based platform that does not require local installation. It covers all the tasks of your imaging business, makes things simple, and saves your money.

                                                            If you’re interested to learn more, book a consultation! If you’re our customer, please see this week’s updates below.

                                                             

                                                            [#21257] Auto-tag studies if the patient is a Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB)

                                                            Remember the “deductible (not) met” auto-tagging update we made last week? Here’s more!

                                                            From now on, when checking eligibility of a Medicare Part B patient that is enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program, EMSOW can automatically add a special tag to all studies in the service. If a follow-up eligibility check reveals the patient is no longer in the QMB program, the tag will be removed.

                                                            To enable this feature, open your billing connector settings (follow Setup → Billing → Billing Connectors in the main EMSOW menu). Make sure the Supports eligibility checkbox is selected, then select the Mark exams with “QMB” flag checkbox and type the preferred text of the tag in the text field:

                                                            QMB Patient identification

                                                            [#21256] Mark batches as printed in Paper Statements module

                                                            With this update, you can mark (and unmark) batches that have been printed out in the Paper Statements module by clicking printer icons in the Printed column. A tooltip showing who and when printed the batch is displayed when you are hovering your mouse pointer over the printer icon.

                                                            We have also added the Show unprinted only checkbox that will help you to filter out printed batches.

                                                            Medicare Part B deductible

                                                            [#20023] Group by study in Financial Analysis

                                                            The latest update also brings one more way of grouping records in the Financial Analysis module – by study name:

                                                            Financial analysis

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