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December 5th, 2014 First Friday Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Thursday December 11 2014 @ 2:10pm

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the First Friday of the Month Conference Call on 12/5/2014, you can listen to the recording here



Testing Weeks with CMS

CMS and AHIMA ICD-10 and CDI webinar December 10 at Noon

BCBSM Medicare Advantage PPO processing system for pre-2013 claims to shut down

Transworld Profit Recovery users in eTHOMAS should be updated to at least version 9.4.18

HHS OIG 2015 Workplan available

BCBSM Commercial payer ID edits delayed until December 31, 2014

Physician Bonuses - HPSA Designations

CMS Definition of a spouse for purposes of the working aged provisions

CMS Claim Status Category and Claim Status Codes Update

Annual end of year things to do list for THOMAS

Health Savings account requests from patients

Final comments


October 3rd, 2014 First Friday Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Friday October 03 2014 @ 8:52am

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the First Friday of the Month Conference Call on 10/3/2014, you can listen to the recording here


Florida Seminar at Pensacola Beach - How it went

October 1 EHR attestation deadline

http://tinyurl.com/ll3lnxy Medicare Dark Days

Windows 8 should be the "PRO" version, not plain home edition

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e8uly004d53d81a9&llr=pipq86oab CMS Medicare seminars in Detroit and Indianapolis

CMS ICD-10 end-to-end testing notices

THOMAS ICD-10 October 2014 warnings need update

BCBSM Changing some payor id's - Will reject December 1st if not fixed

http://www.geniussolutions.com/news/bcpayer.html|http://www.geniussolutions.com/news/bcpayer.html

http://www.bcbsm.com/newsletter/therecord/record_1014/Record_1014e.shtml Use of Groupon® prohibited by terms of participation agreements

http://www.bcbsm.com/newsletter/therecord/record_1014/Record_1014r.shtml BCBSM 101 training class available for new professional billing staff and others looking for a refresher


Final comments


August 1st, 2014 First Friday Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Wednesday August 06 2014 @ 9:22am

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the First Friday of the Month Conference Call on 8/1/2014, you can listen to the recording here



CMS press release on ICD-10 deadline

CMS offers Road to 10: The Small Physician Practice's Route to ICD-10

ADAMS Appointment Reminders updated - Why you need to use it

BCBSM 277 issue 7/24/2014

Are you getting TA1 rejections? What to do

We're looking for ideas for the next version of eTHOMAS

wishlist@geniussolutions.com wants your input

Got any ideas to improve AutoPosting Payments in eTHOMAS?

Focus groups:

Sept 11 - Bloomfield, MI 9-2:30pm

Sept 26 - Pensacola, FL 9-4pm

Mental Health & Pain Management providers Sept 17 (more info soon) General interest questions and answers from the listeners

Final comments


June 6th, 2014 First Friday Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Monday June 23 2014 @ 7:24am

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the First Friday of the Month Conference Call on 6/6/2014, you can listen to the recording here



We re-hashed some old topics:

ehrTHOMAS 2014 certified, will the deadline be extended?

April Fools Day! HR4302 becomes Public Law No: 113-93 -- ICD-10 deadline has been delayed

You could use ICD-10 right now in eTHOMAS

New CMS-1500 paper claim form should be used NOW

http://www.youtube.com/geniussolutionsinc has training videos

Mark's tips for updating your THOMAS

Windows XP should be phased out for Windows 7 Pro or newer

You can't get Microsoft Security Essentials for XP anymore

NDC billers should look for a THOMAS update soon for National Drug Unit Count

BCBSM retiring its local system - 9/15/2014 deadline

Why don't you backup? Mark loves CrashPlanPro

Get a battery backup. Test it

ADAMS3 AutomateD Appointment ReMinder System (still not quite Billing Company ready)

Genius Solutions Healthcare Seminar this Fall in Pensacola, FL

Genius Tips and Tricks Hotline 586-365-4800

Genius Compliments and Complaints Hotline 586-365-4810

THOMAS Exchange being replace with GSInterface

Are you interested in UB04 billing? Let us know

General interest questions and answers from the listeners


April 4th, 2014 First Friday Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Monday April 14 2014 @ 7:17am

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the First Friday of the Month Conference Call on 4/4/2014, you can listen to the recording here



The main topics were

April Fools Day! HR4302 becomes Public Law No: 113-93 -- ICD-10 deadline has been delayed

Will Medicare be holding my claims starting April 1, 2014?

New CMS-1500 paper claim form should be used NOW

http://www.youtube.com/geniussolutionsinc has training videos

Mark's tips for updating your THOMAS

Windows XP should be phased out for Windows 7 Pro or newer

NDC billers should look for a THOMAS update soon for National Drug Unit Count

BCBSM retiring its local system - 9/15/2014 deadline

General interest questions and answers from the listeners

Final comments

H.R. 4302: Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 212.Delay in transition from ICD–9 to ICD–10 code sets The Secretary of Health and Human Services may not, prior to October 1, 2015, adopt ICD–10 code sets as the standard for code sets under section 1173(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d–2(c)) and section 162.1002 of title 45, Code of Federal Regulations.


March 7th, 2014 First Friday Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Monday March 17 2014 @ 9:19am

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the First Friday of the Month Conference Call on 3/7/2014, you can listen to the recording here



The main topics were

Time to get moving on new CMS-1500 paper claim form - Deadline 4/1/14

http://www.youtube.com/geniussolutionsinc has training videos

Mark's tips for updating your THOMAS - eTHOMAS VERSION: 9.4.02 is out

Windows XP should be phased out for Windows 7 Pro or newer

Mental health providers impacted by ICD-10 http://tinyurl.com/p9mwatt

CMS ICD-10 Testing Week - March 3rd - 7th - How's it going?

Medical focus group 3/14/14 full, added day is April 16 in Troy, MI

Focus group at Soaring Eagle in Mt Pleasant, MI April 4

4/23/2014 City of Warren, MI focus group

4/29/2014 Grand Rapids, MI focus group

General interest questions and answers from the listeners


February 7th, 2014 First Friday Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Friday February 14 2014 @ 9:59am

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the First Friday of the Month Conference Call on 2/7/2014, you can listen to the recording here



The main topics were


New HCFA CMS-1500 paper claim form. When should/can you start using it? How are the early adopters doing so far?

January 2014 Billing Company Focus Group: How did it go?

Focus Group Seminars in Warren MI in March. You are invited!

Medical offices: http://www.geniussolutions.com/emailcamps/AAER.html

Podiatry offices: http://www.geniussolutions.com/emailcamps/AAES.html

Chiropractic: http://www.geniussolutions.com/emailcamps/AAET.html

Look for an April Genius Focus Group in Mount Pleasant, MI

http://www.geniussolutions.com/emailcamps/AAEO.html Genius is offering weekly webinars for CMS-1500 and ICD-10. Which one(s) should you attend? Are they different? How have they been going?

Genius Solutions on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/geniussolutionsinc

icd10@geniussolutions.com for your ICD-10 concerns, support23@geniussolutions.com for general support, fax 586-751-3016

General interest questions and answers from the listeners


January 3rd, 2014 First Friday Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Friday January 10 2014 @ 8:58am

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the First Friday of the Month Conference Call on 1/3/2014, you can listen to the recording here



The main topics were

New HCFA CMS-1500 paper claim form. When should you start using it?

BCBSM says New CMS-1500 claim form to replace Michigan Status Claim Review Form

http://www.geniussolutions.com/emailcamps/AAEO.html Genius is offering weekly webinars for CMS-1500 and ICD-10. Which one(s) should you attend? Are they different?

icd10@geniussolutions.com for your ICD-10 concerns

General interest questions and answers from the listeners


December 6th, 2013 First Friday Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Wednesday December 18 2013 @ 2:23pm

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the First Friday of the Month Conference Call on 12/6/2013, you can listen to the recording here



The main topics were

New HCFA CMS-1500 paper claim form. When should you start using it?

Auto and Workers' Compensation carriers may not be required to do ICD-10?

eTHOMAS 9.4 expected around January 2014. What's new:

BCBSM Alabama Practice Management Software Diagnosis Code Exercise

Medicare MACs and the DME MACs CEDI contractor to implement an ICD-10 testing week March 3 through March 7, 2014

Chiros not on CMS Referral List - Are you getting rejections?

Year end stuff to do for THOMAS

icd10@geniussolutions.com for your ICD-10 concerns, BCBSAL testing, Medicare Testing Week, etc

General interest questions and answers from the listeners


November 1st, 2013 First Friday Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Monday November 04 2013 @ 9:16am

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the First Friday of the Month Conference Call on 11/1/2013, you can listen to the recording here



The main topics were

ICD-10 ICD-10 ICD-10 ICD-10

eTHOMAS 9.4 planned for January 2014

New CMS1500 claim form starts 1/6/2014 required 4/1/2014 Genius will Support it

Next version of dTHOMAS due early 2014 planned to work with new CMS form

Is your clearinghouse supported by Genius and ICD-10? Genius will be working with the following clearinghouses: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Availity Gateway EDI Office Ally Administar Dmerc Region C Zirmed If you transmit claims to anyone not on this list, please e-mail icd-10@geniussolutions.com with the name of the payer that you send claims to

ICD-10 codes in eTHOMAS 9.4, how to pick ones you want

ICD-10@geniussolutions.com open for your questions and comments

Grand Rapids, MI Seminar 11/7 with ICD-10 and Tips-N-Tricks

General interest questions and answers from the listeners



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