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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: Michelle1965 on September 22, 2014, 09:17:21 AM

Title: Supplies question
Post by: Michelle1965 on September 22, 2014, 09:17:21 AM
What kind of an all in one printer is good for printing the CMS 1500 form, and what kind of software do you need to line it up so it prints everything in on the form correctly?   :-\
Title: Re: Supplies question
Post by: kristin on September 22, 2014, 07:11:42 PM
We use an HP laser jet printer at my office, and we had the tech support people for our software remotely access our system to do the print alignment...I was tired after 20 years of doing it myself every time we had a software upgrade installed. You can do it yourself, but what took me hours to do took them less than five minutes.

For the offices I bill for remotely, they use various laser jet printers, and some did the alignment themselves, others had tech support do it. None of us print a lot of claims...only for those rare insurances that don't take electronic claims. If I print five claims a month, that is a lot.

In my home, I have an HP PSC inkjet printer, because I scan more than I print, for my billing work.
Title: Re: Supplies question
Post by: RichardP on September 22, 2014, 11:05:22 PM
Kristen - how do you do secondaries electronically when they require attachments?
Title: Re: Supplies question
Post by: Michelle1965 on September 23, 2014, 05:55:33 AM
So if I use the physician's office software, and log in remotely they can have their tech set up my printer at home?
Title: Re: Supplies question
Post by: Michele on September 23, 2014, 09:44:18 AM
We've used Brother printers alot over the past 20 years.  They've been good to us.  Depending on how you connect remotely, it may be able to be set up to print from your home.  I can print at home or at my office when I connect through logmein.

Title: Re: Supplies question
Post by: Merry on September 23, 2014, 10:35:38 AM
I would never use an all on one for biz. Multifunctional printers work harder. I am partial to one machine for each function. Many will probably disagree.
Title: Re: Supplies question
Post by: kristin on September 23, 2014, 07:05:31 PM
Richard, those secondaries are included in the five claims or so a month I need to print. Luckily, with the exception of a few union insurances, and few others, almost everything else takes electronic crossover.
Title: Re: Supplies question
Post by: PMRNC on September 23, 2014, 08:16:52 PM
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I would never use an all on one for biz. Multifunctional printers work harder. I am partial to one machine for each function. Many will probably disagree.

five years ago I would have agreed, but I've had a few multifunctional machines (I LIKE HP Best) and never had a problem. :)
Title: Re: Supplies question
Post by: kristin on September 23, 2014, 08:55:28 PM
Michelle, you may be able to have tech support log-in remotely to help you align your printer, it just depends on the tech support agreement the doctor has with the software company. In some cases, there may be an extra charge for it, and who pays for that is between you and the provider.
Title: Re: Supplies question
Post by: Michele on September 24, 2014, 01:06:07 PM
We have been using multifunctional for about 10 years now and we have liked it.