Wave-EDI's ANSI 837 program — admin @ 8:58 pm  

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FAQs for the Wave Translator:

Q: What industry is Wave-EDI in?

A: Wave-EDI is a Healthcare Services company.  Wave-EDI creates easy to use software products that “fill in the gaps” between trading partners to lower costs and improve transactions.

Q: What exactly is the Wave-Translator?

A: The Wave-Translator is a program utilized by the Healthcare industry to convert text files between 2 different formats.   These formats are: HCFA 1500/CMS 1500 Print Image to ANSI 837Professional (5010).

Q: Does the Wave-Translator support conversion to 5010?

A: Yes, we support 5010.

Q: Does the Wave-Translator translate NSF files to ANSI?

A: No, it only supports HCFA 1500 /CMS 1500 and then translates to ANSI.

Q: Does the Wave-Translator support UB92/UB04 print image claims for the translation to ANSI?

A:  No…sorry, it only supports HCFA 1500 /CMS 1500 and then translates to ANSI .

Q: What is a Print Image File?

A:  Print Image files are generated by many different Practice Management Systems (Medical Billing Programs). A Practice Management System also known as P.M.S. software generates the medical claims in one of 3 formats: Print Image Format (CMS 1500), NSF format, and ANSI format. The Print Image file is the same thing as if you were printing a claim out to paper but without the lines.  It is a text file that can be opened with a program such as Notepad,Wordpad, or any other text editor. Example of what a CMS 1500 form looks like (extremely similar to HCFA 1500) :


Screenshot of what the 1 claim in a Print Image claims file looks like: http://wave-edi.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/1-claim-screenshot.png

Q: If I don’t have Medical Billing Software but want to use the Wave-Translator to generate claims electronically, how do I get started?

A: We evaluated several medical billing programs that are extremely basic, but selected the one we liked the most. MedClaimSoftware outputs in a “Print Image” file format that the Wave-Translator will then convert to ANSI 837p.  The program can be downloaded at  http://www.medclaimsoftware.com

Q: Has the Wave-Translator program been tested to ensure that the ANSI output is correct?

A: Yes, it has been tested and designed to support the ANSI 5010 format.  ANSI 5010 is supported.

Q: Is the Wave-Translator program ready for sale?

A: Yes, the Wave-Translator program is available now and was released on June 9, 2010.

Q: How much does the Wave-Translator cost?

A: Pricing is based on a doctor count.  Please email us if interested and we can explain more.

Q: How will you charge for the Wave-Translator?  By claim count, number of doctors, and licensing per computer?

A:  Our pricing is based on the number of doctors per client.  We do not charge a license fee per computer or seat, instead we issue 1 license per client.

Q: When will the Wave-Translator be available for sale?

A: It is available now and was released on June 9, 2010.

Q: How much experience does the Wave-EDI team have in Healthcare?

A: The Executive team has over 24 years of experience.

Q: How long has Wave-EDI been in business?

A: Since February 1, 2009.


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