Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Collabosphere 2015 - Sherrie's Notes

Collaboshere is almost at an end and here are a couple of things we learned:
  • PGi merged with Central Desktop earlier this year and changes are mainly superficial at this point. We will know more in the near future, but Central Desktop isn't going away. It is now another PGi product.
  • More CDT enhancements will be released in two weeks, in November, and in early 2016. Next year is when we will see things like the integration of IM, for example.

There are a few presentations that will be beneficial for staff and we will be sharing that information soon!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Collabosphere 2015 - Austin, Texas

Central Desktop and PGI hosted a great collaboration conference in Austin, TX this week.  Collabopshere, invented by Central Desktop supports collaboration and highlights the wonderful tools created by Central Deskto for project management and collaboration.

Thank you to Central Desktop for such a great event.

Kelly Nortrom, Sherrie Velthuysen, and Jeanette Griffin attended this year's Collabosphere.

ICD-10 updates for MCO, eCET, and 837 Claims

ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases release 10) changes have been completed for Netsmart's (formerly CMHC) MIS.  Changes were made for MCO claims processing, eCET EMR (electronic medical record), and treatment plans, and outbound HIPAA 837 claims (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act for both 837P = Professional and 837I = Institutional Claims).

We are also offering support for agencies that delayed ICD-10 implementation and are now requesting assistance.  Our team understands the issues and knows how to make the changes.

We have also implemented ICD-10 changes in the MS Word merge documents we created to generate HIPAA 837 claims to meet Washington state ProviderOne and Greater Columbia Behavioral Health requirements.

Thank you to Tracy Thompson, Kelly Nortrom, Alice Sharrett, Shayne Spratt, Neil Griffin, Sherrie Velthuysen, and Jerry Schneider for all of their hard work to keep our customers up-to-date for ICD-10 requirements.

ICD-10 changes were significant when compared to ICD-9 which had been in effect since the late 70's.

Thank you also to Netsmart Technologies for making the transition smooth for MIS customers.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Central Desktop Community Activism Award: Spoiler Alert

This spoiler alert (pasted below) was found on the Central Desktop blog by Adam McKibbin Announcing the Central Desktop Customer Awards!.  Thank you to Central Desktop for the award nomination and for providing such a wonderful product.  All staff at Jet Computers use Central Desktop every day.
Community Activism
Nominee: Jet Computers

Spoiler alert: Jet Computers is probably going to win this one. They’ve been a much-appreciated presence on our monthly community calls and have really helped community discussions move forward. Battle them (and other great community members) for the award next year by signing up for the CD Community!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jet Computers nominated for Central Desktop Community Activism Award

Dear Jeanette,

I wanted to personally congratulate you and Jet Computer Support. Each year, from a pool of 1,000’s of customers, our team selects organizations they feel are really making an impact in their business using Central Desktop. This year, you have been selected as a finalist for the Community Activism award.

The Community Activism award honors organizations who are vibrantly active in our user community, regularly contribute ideas and post and attend frequently.

At our annual user conference Collabosphere this year, which takes place in just three short weeks, we’ll be announcing the winners of our annual customer awards. If you are selected as a winner and can’t attend, we’ll be sure to ship the award to you.

Again, congratulations on being named a finalist. 

For more information about Collabosphere and the agenda, check out The customer dinner and award ceremony takes place on Tuesday, September 29.

If you are interested in attending, just let me know and I can help you get registered for the event. I hope to see you there. 

Mark Fordham
Central Desktop, a PGi company
vice president, services
office  626 376 4552

Collabosphere 2015 / Intersect is coming | September 27-30, 2015 | Austin, TX | Sign up today!