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Medical Mastermind is 5010 Compliant

Medical Mastermind Practice Management system has fully implemented the new HIPAA Version 5010 guidelines into their practice management software.

The Version 5010 insurance reporting standards will replace the current Version 4010A1 standards, and
must be adopted by January 1, 2012.

5010 Compliance - Medical Mastermind
Medical Mastermind is 5010 compliant and fully functional for Highmark Medicare, PA Blue Shield, PA Capital Blue Cross, Palmetto GBA and Emdeon (both professional and institutional claims).

“To our Medical Mastermind customers, the upgrade will be totally transparent,” said Robert Jandorf, President of Software Unlimited, Inc. “With the new 5010 guidelines, there are specific formatting changes that have to be implemented, such as mandatory use of 9?digit zip codes in some areas, as well as the fact that you can no longer use post office boxes for office addresses.”

Some of the changes your office should be preparing for include:

1. Zip codes on the In-house Doctor screen MUST be 9 digits.
2. Zip codes on the Office screen MUST be 9 digits.
3. Zip codes on the Hospital screen MUST be 9 digits.
4. NPI numbers MUST be entered on the referring provider’s screen.
5. NPI numbers MUST be entered on the Hospital screen.
6. You may NOT have a Post Office Box as the address on the Office Screen.

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, literally “every standard has been updated, from claims
to eligibility to referral authorizations.”

For Medical Mastermind clients, the upgrade is free and it takes just minutes to become fully compliant.

The cost of non?compliance could be emotionally and financially frustrating.

According to cms.gov, “All HIPAA covered entities must transition to Version 5010 by January 1, 2012,” and non?compliant transactions submitted after January 1, 2012 will be rejected.

Complete information is available at www.cms.gov.

Medical Mastermind now ONC-ATCB certified for Meaningful Use

Medical Mastermind Practice Management Software
Certified for Meaningful Use

Software Unlimited, Inc.’s premier offering, Medical Mastermind Practice Management, has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning EHR Module Certification.

The designation officially deems the software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

“This certification is critical for our physicians to achieve meaningful use by helping meet key ONC criteria” says James R. Milligan, CEO of Software Unlimited, Inc. “This means our Healthcare providers can be secure in using Medical Mastermind as part of the solution to meeting full EMR attestation.  In combination with our certified EMR offering, our customers can be assured of receiving ARRA reimbursements after attesting to Meaningful Use.”

Medical Mastermind is certified for privacy and security criteria, which supports HIPAA, as well as a number of other ambulatory criteria such as smoking status and demographic information.

The Medical Mastermind Practice Management software qualifies as an “EHR Module” for compliance certification. This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

Software Unlimited, Inc., Certified on March 8, 2012, Medical Mastermind version 15.12, ID: 03082012-1490-5, CQMs: 170.302 G, O-U, 170.304 C; Additional software used: TrueCrypt.

About Drummond Group
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient.  Leveraging more than a decade’s worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what’s needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to http://www.drummondgroup.com.