One of the first things you need to do is contact your vendors -- for your practice management system, electronic health record system, and/or your claims clearinghouse -- to ensure your software is upgraded for 5010 compliance. Here are some key questions to ask, and contact information for the most widely used vendors in Texas.
Questions to Ask Vendors:
- Can my current system accommodate the 5010 transactions?
- Will you be upgrading my current software?
- Is there a charge for the upgrade?
- When will the upgrade be available?
- When will the upgrade installation be completed?
- When may I send test transactions?
- Will I need to purchase a new software system and/or hardware?
The following lists are not inclusive of all vendors with a presence in Texas, however, this list includes all electronic health record (EHR) vendors with a 2-percent or greater market share:
Popular Practice Management/EHR Vendors:
Allscripts – www.Allscripts.com
Amazing Charts – www.amazingcharts.com
Athenahealth – www.athenahealth.com
eClinicalWorks – www.eclinicalworks.com
e-MDs – www.e-mds.com
Epic – www.epic.com
GE Centricity – www.gehealthcare.com/centricity
Greenway Medical – www.greenwaymedical.com
Lytec – www.lytec.com
MacPractice – www.macpractice.com
Medinformatix - www.medinformatix.com
Medisoft – www.medisoft.com
NextGen – www.nextgen.com
Practice Fusion – www.practicefusion.com
Practice Partner - www.mckesson.com
Sage Intergy – www.sageintergy.com
Sevocity – www.sevocity.com
SOAPware – www.soapware.com
Spring Charts – www.springcharts.com
Popular Clearinghouse Vendors:
Availity – www.availity.com (free)
Emdeon – www.emdeon.com
Gateway – www.gatewayedi.com
RelayHealth – www.relayhealth.com
Navicure – www.navicure.com