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.  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.

Other Services

FastEMC can help you with even the most complex billing requirements. We offer direct software integration and with our professional services we can help your organization reach a level of automation and efficiency you only dreamed was possible. Contact us at for your special needs.

Medicare DME

FastEMC specializes in getting your Medicare DME claims submitted electronically and approved as quickly as possible. By incorporating all special HIPAA data requirements into our claims submission process, FastEMC Basic or Total Cycle can help you with your durable merchandise (DMERC) claims.

Medicaid Transportation

Do you submit Medicaid Transportation claims? FastEMC can help you get paid for these specialized services. We know what fields are required and how to submit the claims for quickest reimbursement. FastEMC Basic or Total Cycle will increase your productivity.


FastEMC Basic or Total Cycle is all you need for your chiropractic claims. Our transmission includes the new HCFA 837p chiropractic requirements. With FastEMC you will get your primary and secondary claims paid quicker and you won't miss any of the collection steps.

One Line of Business Option

FastEMC Basic can be tuned to a selected Payer Type or Line of Business to give you a way to save money. If all you need to file is Medicare or Medicaid, we can save you up to 42% a year on the FastEMC software subscription.

Home Health

FastEMC Basic or Total Cycle can process your Home Health claims; now with UB92 or HCFA support as required by your payers. You can even enter treatment plans. Maximize your time and sign up today.

Ambulance / Transportation

FastEMC knows when you need to send a narrative and when you don't. By using the flags for fields such as moved_by and roundtrip, FastEMC will make sure you are meeting the narrative requirements to get your claims paid! Many ambulance services are getting better claims acceptance rates by using FastEMC Basic.

Billing Services

Hundreds of billing services use FastEMC Basic to process claims for multiple practices and providers. In fact, FastEMC is the perfect, simple solution for billing services; you can maintain separate reports and claims batches for each of your providers or consolidate everything to a single batch; the choice is yours! If you process more than 2,000 claims per month, contact us at for special pricing.

ANSI Translator

Does your organization have outdated formats that need to be converted to the ANSI standard 4010A1? Do you need to transform multiple data types (NSF, Print Image, ANSI 837) into a single, more manageable format. FastEMC can offer you black-box translation services at extremely affordable prices; contact for more info.

Secondary Claims

Secondary Claims can offer you a new source of income; be sure to maximize this potential. FastEMC Basic and Total Cycle both help you document your EOB payment information so that you can send secondary claims electronically; we take care of the EOB attachment, ensuring your claims are approved and paid as quickly as possible.
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