FastEMC

News and Notes

  • Are you getting a Future Date Warning Message when you try to add a service date in 2017? Here is what you need to do: From the main FastEMC 5010 Menu, select 5-FastEMC Utilities, B-Add/Modify Batch File, then Press ENTER, ESC and answer Y to the "Create Batch File NOW" question. Exit your FastEMC software all the way back to the desktop, then open your shortcut and go back to add the claim. That should do it.  This happens every 5 years and we slide the century forward 5 more years.  It helps when entering the patient age so it will fall in the right century.  If you have not created a new batch file in the last 5 years, then this fix will automatically change the settings and move them 5 years forward.  
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  • FastEMC partners with Availity Advanced Clearinghouse We can setup your business with an account at Availity Advanced Clearinghouse.  Send all your claims electronicially.  Save on your office costs. Even claims for Paper Payers can be sent electronically and they will print and mail. Compare our plans which start at $69.95 per month per Rendering Provider for 450 claims, 450 Eligibility Checks, Unlimited Remits.  You continue to use your software and just generate an ANSI 5010 file that can be uploaded. We will supply support with the Availity setup and help when questions arise. If you do not have software, we can also discuss the advantages of using our software to manage your claims.
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  • ICD-10 transistion happened without issue. Reminder: All claims with Date of Service 10/1/15 or after must use ICD-10. Create a new claim if some services were before 10/1/15 and some are on or after. Enter your codes without the decimal. Please take the time to review your ICD-9 codes to be sure you understand the new ICD-10 codes that you will need to report those same diagnoses properly. Full Payment depends on it.
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  • Please make sure that you invest the time and money to set up a proper back-up for your computer records. Back-ups should be a part of every office’s daily routine and it protects your customer data if the computer were to fail.
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  • The changes required to post the Sequestration amount are now available in FastEMC.  If you are posting Medicare Payments it will make it much easier to apply the correct EOB amounts.  Since the 2% Sequestration amount is taken from the Payment Side it was not easy to make the right postings. Medicare Allows = Insurance Payment + Deductible + Seqestration Disallow + Co Insurance Deducting an Disallow Amount from the payment was not built into the calculations making it impossible to post properly. FINAL NOTE: The Sequestration Disallow can not be passed on to the Co-Insurance or Patient.
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  • Electronic Statements are here FastEMC is pleased to announce the availability of BillFlash statement delivery and ePay to our cusotmers.  This will give you the convenience of electronic billing and payment notifications.  Coupled with the speed and ease of FastEMC claims submissions, your cash flow will be accelerated and lost claims will becoume a thing of the past.  No longer will you have to spend time and money printing and mailing statements to patients.
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  • Version 4.0 is available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Web site to download, for FREE.  Adding support for Microsoft Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit), Vista (32 or 64 bit) and XP (32 or 64 bit). Codes.ini file for Remittance Advice Remark Codes and Claim Adjustment Reason Code were also updated.  See "How to Update (Import the CARC/RARC codes" in the MREP instructions.  Installing Version 4.0 includes the new codes.
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  • https://www.facebook.com/Fastemc Check us out on Facebook! The first 40 customers to like our page will get a $5 discount on their next bill, so hurry up and Like us!!! Post a comment. Once you like the page, please send us a message on facebook with your account number or practice name and we will apply the credit immediately. (Limit one credit per account)
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  • Some new CPT Procedure Codes go into effect on January 1, 2013 for some specialties.  This is never a problem, the FastEMC system allows  CPT codes to be added into FasteEMC as you add a claim, or they can be added directly into the Procedure Data using the option on the Maintenance Menu.  We do not manage the CPT database that you use.
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Testimonials

Satisfied Clients

Thousands of doctors and institutions use FastEMC for all their insurance claims. FastEMC has been in business transmitting claims since 1989.

We offer over 23 years experience in the healthcare industry; so whether you're dealing with HCFA or UB, Chiropractic or DME, or literally any payer out there, we can make sure that you get paid and that your process is as efficient and cost-effective as possible.

Real customer experiences

I am still in awe of how nicely the FastEMC program runs and meets our needs.
Kathie Pellegrini, Adrian J. Pellegrini MD, Louisville, KY
Facilities are getting their money a lot faster than before, we were waiting 2 to 3 months.
Sherri Peck, Beech Grove Meadows, Beech Grove, Indiana
I think you are absolutely 100% at what you do. You always handle me well, you are very professional, and I appreciate all the time you have spent with me. I just want to thank you for everything that you've done for me.
Steven Rosenberg, M.D., Northbrook, Illinois
As always, I am thrilled when you help me because you always get me up and running.
Janet Paunwar, Lincoln Pedic Clinic, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Your support specialist talked me through setting this up on a new computer and was absolutely wonderful. She returned my calls immediately and was great to work with.
Physical Therapy Group Practice
In my 35+ years working with technical support people, [your support supervisor] is by far the best I have ever worked with. She has everything you could ask for in a tech support person. She is very knowledgeable, quickly understands the problems, explains things clearly and is most tolerant. It is such a delight to have one's telephone requests responded to very quickly and multiple later calls answered very quickly too.
Clinical Psychologist, Chicago
Your customer service effort has been outstanding. Thank you!
Hospital / Behavioral Center
The FastEMC program has met all medical requirements for all payers for many years.
Illinois/Michigan FastEMC user
[FastEMC is a] fast and efficient method of entering Medicaid data for services rendered to patients. [It's an] easy and quick way to verify if data is transmitted correctly, and if not, bad data is isolated on the report for our instant correction.
Medicaid Transportation Provider
Working with FastEMC and especially Customer Support is the greatest. Your support personnel are the most patient and have assisted us professionally.
Private Practice Physician
[FastEMC is an] easy-to-use format for submitting claims.
Ambulance Service Provider
Thanks for helping us out all the time!
Ph.D. specialist, Chicago
I'm new, but the support has been phenomenal. I email a question, and I get an unbelievably quick response! WOW! Thank you so much for all your help!
Pediatric Practice, Highland Park, Illinois
Thanks for your patience!
Mary Ellen Morgan, staff of Richard Brown, D.O., West Winfield, New York
I would just like to compliment your support supervisor. She is a very patient and helpful support person. I often dread any new changes, but she walks me through and makes all my apprehension disappear. I hope you appreciate her on your end as much as I appreciate her on my end.
Linda DeLorenzo, staff of Edward Mann, M.D., Chicago Ridge, Illinois
I want to tell you again how much I appreciate what you do. Thank you!
Douglas Zeman, M.D., Chicago, Illinois
 
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