What are the pros and cons, if any, to submitting ANSI 5010 claims versus submitting HCFA print image claims? Will future versions of Medisoft continue to have the print image option? When the ICD-10 regulations go into effect, is this going to affect how the claims can be submitted to a clearinghouse? One last question! According to your previous answer, even though Medisoft is bundled with RelayHealth, if ANSI 5010 submission is required, and/or desired, your company can configure Medisoft (V17 or higher I'm assuming) to allow us to continue to use Emdeon, is this correct?
When I went to Emdeon's website, I saw they are marketing their own practice management system. So, any confusion on their website can generate calls and possible sales of their PMS.
The con of print-image mapping has always been mapping. Any update to Medisoft or any changes to the report template can change the alignment of the print-image and throw off the mapping in the whole file. In addition, if you start sending new information on the claims at a later date, that new information may not have been mapped properly (something has to be printed in a field to make sure the field is mapped). Your clearinghouse has to make adjustments for all of this. The con of ANSI format files is they are more complex. There are many more fields in the electronic file than exist on the paper form. Many billers get confused because the paper form looks correct, why aren't the claims going electronically?
Yes, we can configure Medisoft v17 to submit ANSI 5010 claim files to just about anywhere. In fact, we haven't found anywhere we can't do yet.