Beaverlog Tips:  Volume 64 - February 11, 2014

The THERAPIST Pro 3.0 Announcement

The THERAPIST Pro 3.0 is finally here! But there's a catch. Late in development, we discovered a problem when running Pro 3.0 on Windows 8.0 and 8.1. We are still working on getting that resolved but didn't want to hold up the program for everying using earlier versions of Windows. What this means is that if you have Windows 7 and earlier, it's ready to go.

For those running Windows 8.0 or 8.1, you can install it and it will run, mostly, but many of your reports won't print and you will probably have problems making backups. There may be other problems we haven't yet discovered but those are the show-stoppers we know about.

One more thing, there are a few features that still need to be completed:

  • Import from DOS, The THERAPIST EZ, and Aeris Basic
  • X12 Claim Viewer
  • X12 835 ERA Reader and Importer
  • A couple of new reports

DSM-5, ICD-9, and ICD-10

Apparently not everyone thought we were clear in out last Beaverlog Tips newletter about DSM-5, ICD-9, and ICD-10. So we'll try it again.

The diagnosis codes specified by DSM-5 are ICD-9-CM codes for dates of service before October 1, 2014. For dates of service on and after October 1, 2014, claims must use ICD-10-CM codes.

There is no such thing as DSM-5 codes, only ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes. The codes listed in the DSM-5 manual are ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes (really, read it and you'll see).

Because of all the time we have been spending on getting the above listed updates completed, the 2014 Codes Module has taken a back seat. Rest assured that it will be here soon and certainly in plenty of time for the October 1, 2014 deadline.

The 2014 Codes Module is available for pre-purchase at $199 and $40 for each additional installation or network user you have purchased. This is an increase over previous versions because of all the extra functionality it will contain. In addition to installing the CPT Codes, it has both the ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes. Plus,it will actually have the ability, if you choose to use it, to convert your patient diagnosis from the ICD-9 codes to the corresponding ICD-10 codes. This will save you or your staff many hours of work.