Fastrack Unveils New
Features at Medtrade
By: Spencer Kay
The recent Medtrade Show in Atlanta was a huge success for Fastrack.
In addition to adding a significant number of new providers to our client
list, we had the opportunity to meet with many of you and
sincerely appreciate the very positive feedback and suggestions.
Fastrack demonstrated many of the
new features coming out in Release 2010SP3-5010 including; our 5010
Compliance (please see next article), the new advanced
version of our routing offering powerful optimization
capabilities, lab value tracking, D.0 Adjudication for drug
claims, Doctor Alerts and the newly enhanced Referral Management
Web Portal to name a few.
Representatives from the Fastrack Billing Service as
well as business partners ZirMed and AR Allegiance were
at Fastrack's booth to meet with clients regarding their
services including the integration with the Fastrack
2011 Sara Hines of ZirMed,
a Fastrack Business Partner
at Medtrade 2011
By: Jose Nebro
Fastrack has certified
with ZirMed, Emdeon, and CEDI for the 5010 transactions
of 837P and 835. In addition, we have been certified
with Medicaid in the states that were ready for
testing for 5010 837P, 837I and 835. We continue to test
with the few remaining states as they notify us they are
available for testing.
In the Company Edit
screen, under the Additional Settings tab, the
screen now displays as follows:
If you submit claims
through Fastrack and you are using CEDI, you must switch
to ANSI 5010 for Medicare by checking Medicare Claims.
This will take precedence over the Provider Information
selection of 4010 for Medicare, Emdeon, and ZirMed.
Note: We have added
check boxes for Medicare Eligibility, Emdeon
Eligibility, and Zirmed Eligibility. While all the
coding is there, we are still testing the 270/271
eligibility therefore this functionality is not live yet
(you will be informed when it does go live) so please do
not check the eligibility options.
You can no longer use
a P.O. box in the address field of the Company or
Branch screens. If your company is using Lock Box
addresses they can be entered as remittance
addresses and will need to be linked to an insurance
carrier, company, or branch.
The zip code entered
in Company or Branch must use a 9-digit zip code.
If services are
provided in a facility, and you have a place of
service code other than 12, entered in Patient
Maintenance, make certain that the Facility Address
does not have a P.O. box and that it does have a
9-digit zip code and an NPI number entered.
With 5010, the
following codes are available for Signature Source:
Note: In addition,
you can leave it blank if the signature is generated by
an entity other than the patient, according to state and
On the Emc Routines
screen, we have added 999 Response to 997 and 277S
Response to 277, in order to conform to 5010
requirements. 999 and 277S will be provided for claims
sent in 5010 format.
There were many other
changes related to 5010 with the structure of the file
itself (segments added, segments deleted), all of which
are handled during the claim batch creation process.
The system is able to
process 835 (ERA) files in both the 4010 and the 5010
formats, you will start seeing these 5010 files
available at the Fastrack Medicare Gate Way ready for
The name of the file will
identify the format, for the 4010 files the name will
have the following pattern
835.XXXXXX.XXX.XXX, while the 5010 will have a
“X” after the 835 at the beginning of the file as in
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Local Phone #: 516-349-9136
General Phone #: 800-520-2325
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