Lytec® Features Evolution Matrix

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  2009 2010 2011 2013
Apply Payment Wizard
Authorization/Referral Tracking
Auto Fee Schedule Update
Multi-location Fee Schedule Management
Batch Eligibility Verification
Capture Scanned Images of Insurance Cards
Compress Images Option Available on Activities Menu
Backup and System Check Required for Users with Open Images before Compressing Images
Include Images on Custom Reports Using Image Store
Revenue Management (integrated electronic claims solution that helps improves claim, eligibility and remittance processing)  
Customizable Grids for Practice, Provider, Referring Physician, and  
Facility ID (helps improves claim generation)  
Group and Individual Filing Logic in Provider Window  
Multiple Receiver Batch Processing  
Eligibility Data Entry and Processing Logic (allows greater control and the ability to manage payer IDs)  
Enhanced Search Filters in Payer ID Lookup Window (includes ability to add, edit and delete a record)  
Security Assignments Same for Insurance and Eligibility  
Changes Made to Comply with the ANSI X12 Version 5010 Standards for the Transmission of Specific  
Healthcare Transactions (see Release Notes for Complete Details)   
• Several Fields Moved andWindows Restructured to Accomidate Moved Fields   
• Several New Fields Added Throughout Lytec   
• Changes Made to Three Menus to Accommodate New EDI Notes   
• Several Additional Options Added and Other Changes Made   
Revenue Management Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) Processing Updates to Comply with ANSI 5010 (see release notes for complete details)   
• Updates to the RelayHealth Implementation Guide (IG)   
• New Remittance Delivery Method (RDM) Elements Added to Loop 1000B   
• New Coverage Expiration Date (DTM) Element Added (explains that coverage was denied because the patient's coverage has expired)   
• New Claim Received Date Elements (DTM) Element Added in Loop 2100 (allows dates to be recognized if they are received)   
• Updates Made to the Claim Preview Report and Claim Details Report   
Revenue Management Ehancements to reduce the number of clicks to perform certain taks, and simplify the setup and configuration process)   
No Registration Required to use Revenue Management Direct   
  2009 2010 2011 2013
Guarantor File
Auto Fee Write-Off
Linked Transactions
Customized Patient/Insurance Aging
Complete Billing History
Track Patient Co-pays
Facility & Modifier Entry
Anesthesia Minute Billing
Charge-back Management
Automatic Superbill Numbering
Sales Tax Support
Custom Billing Fields
Billing Notes
Medigap Handling
Criteria-based Auto Write-Off
Customizable Aging Parameters
ERA Posting
Establish Billing Cycle Parameters
Rules-based Collections Assignments
Actionable Collection Work List
Task/Date Driven Collection Workflow
On-demand Collection Statements
Simple Prepayment Entry
Collect Copayment from Scheduler
Attach Images to Patient Records
Auto Generate Recall Appointment upon Transaction Code Entry
Statement Pre-Reporting
Statement Printing Limits
CMS 1500 Form
NPI Compatible
Integrated EMR TX Posting (additional cost)
Lytec Claims Manager (service contract required)
• Instant & Actionable Claims Tracking
• Real-time Claims Status Inquiry
• On-demand Timely Filing Letters
• Instant Appeal Letters
• CCI/LMRP Editing (optional)
• Real-time Eligibility Inquiries
Column for Date Last Billed Added to A/R Management Tool
Suppress Legacy ID Field Added to Insurance Carrier Screen
National Drug Code Fields Added to Billing Screen
User Preference Capability to Customize Collection Module Ages
Supports Eight Diagnosis Codes
Statement Enhancements
Patient Merge Utility
Billing Status Codes
Create Charge from Appointment Scheduler
Show Detail Payments in Charges and Payments
Year-end Patient Payment Report (Tax Report)
Inactive Codes Warning
Integration with BillFlash® from NexTrust® (automates the printing and mailing of patient statements)   
Integrated Credit Card Processing    
Secure Online Statement Notification Delivery    
Integrated Secure Online Statement Payment Processing    
EFT, HSA, and FSA Transaction Processing    
Note Transaction Type    
Electronic Health Record (EHR) Integration
  2009 2010 2011 2013
Basic Patient Demographic and Appointment Feed from Practice
Management System to EHR
Electronic Encounter Form Feed of Transactions to Practice Management System
Customizable HL7 Interfaces with EHR   
Increased Patient Data Flow from Lytec PM to Lytec MD   
• Patient Cell Phone   
• E-mail Address   
Library Flow from Lytec PM to Lytec MD   
• Provider   
• Referring Provider   
• Facility   
• Procedure and Diagnosis Codes   
Automatic Configuration   
• PP Connect and Communication Manager Configured Out of the Box (automatically facilitates communication between the PM and EHR)   
Lytec MD Single Install (allows users to click through the installation of Lytec MD and have the product pre-configured out of the box)   
Single Instance of SQL Server for Lytec PM and Lytec MD (significantly simplifies the installation process)   
  2009 2010 2011 2013
Default Appointment Length
Color-coded Scheduler
Resource-based Scheduling
Reason Codes
Reminder Notes
Display Patient/Insurance Balances
Wait List
Recall List
Easy Print Appointment Labels
Appointment Opportunity Report
Right Click Superbills
Easily Collect Co-payment
On-demand Electronic Eligibility Verification
Automated Appointment Recalls
User Customizable Views
Float/Dockable Windows
Customizable Appointment Window with Layout Editor
New Patient Package of Documents Added to Scheduler Pro
Delete Recall Appointments from Recall Lists
Print Custom Reports from Scheduler
Authorization Filters on Appointment Entry Exclude Expired/Used Billing (if selected)
Remove, Rearrange, Add Columns to Recall List Screen
Remove, Rearrange and Add Columns to Wait List Screen
Mobile Phone Field Available from Appointment Window
Appointment Template Sharing
Refresh Button in Appointment Grid (enables Appointment window to refresh and display most current information)  
Timer Setting in Appointment Window (enables automatic appointment refresh)  
Improved Repeating Appointment Processing    
  2009 2010 2011 2013
Custom Report Designer
Custom Form Fields
Patient Credit Balance Report
Patient Aging Report
Referring Physician Analysis
Monthly/Annual Summary
Sales Tax
Procedure Code Analysis
Diagnosis Code Analysis
Pending Claims
Inventory Sales
New Patient Report
Billing Reconciliation
Collections Activity
Generate Collection Mail/Merge File
Consolidated A/R
Payment Lagging Report
Crystal Reports Engine — Built In
Advanced Reporting — Crystal Reports
Designer + 3 New Reports (sold separately)
Optimized Report Generation with SQL
Save “Floating Date” Filter Settings
Schedule Crystal Reports
New Filters on Waiting Claims, Pending Claims, TX Journal and Practice Management
Mouse Scroll Wheel Functionality Added to Lytec Grids and Reports
Patient Package Asks if Superbill Printed Correctly
Print Custom Reports From Appointment Scheduler
Print Patient Package Reports from Preferences
Non-consecutive Value Filter on Reports
Month- and Year-to-Date Totals on Financial Reports
Location and Facility Subtotals on Financial Reports
Practice Analysis Subtotal by Provider
Year-end Patient Payment Report (Tax Report)
Prepayment Activity Zero Balances Suppression
Added Data Fields to Custom Reports
Electronic Transaction Reporting (helps manage electronic transactions related to verifying insurance eligibility and submitting claims)   
Audit Reports (tracks reporting and exporting of data)   
  2009 2010 2011 2013
User Profiles
Function-based Security Rules
User Type Security Profiles
HIPAA Standard Identifiers
Automatic Logoff
Track Patient Consent
HIPAA Security Ready
Rules-based Password Management
User Access History Reporting
Patient Notes Security and Auditing
Security Assignments Same for Insurance and Eligibility  
Lock Security Feature (does not allow Lytec to be closed, minimized, restored, etc., without logging back onto the system)  
Ease of Use
  2009 2010 2011 2013
Integrated Coding Assistance
Establish Required Patient Fields
Set Tab Entry Order - Patient
Define Your Own Billing Header
Save Report Filters
Patient and Collections Notes Accessible via Charges & Payments
Automate Report Generation
HTML Help with Index of Auxiliary Products
AutoFill Provider and Dates When Billing
Improved Active Row/Cursor Visibility
New Patient Fields (nickname, cell phone and e-mail address)
Prepayment Balances Greater than ‘0’ Displayed in Bold Red on Charges/Payments Screen
Billing Status Codes
Create Charge from Appointment Scheduler
Show Detail Payments in Charges and Payments
Billing Inactive Codes
Performance Enhancements to System Logic and Processes (decrease time to complete key tasks)  
Ribbon Technology (streamlines user actions with command and tab bars)  
DVD Install (reduces installation time)  
Special Features
  2009 2010 2011 2013
Archive Patient/Billing Records
Inventory Tracking
Back-up Function
ERA - Built In
Rules-based Recall Appointments
Schedule Reports to Automatically Generate
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database
Integrated SQL Data Backup & Restore
Administrative Dashboard-Totals/Trends/Values in Real Time
Automatic Online System Update Screen for EDI and Other Add-on Products/Modules
Mouse Scroll Wheel Functionality Added to all List Screens and Reports
Patient Merge Utility
Ribbon Technology (streamlines typical user actions with command and tab bars)  
User Interface Skinning (enables customization of the look and feel of the application on-the-fly)  
Support of Windows 2008 Server (in either 32-bit or 64-bit for the server component of Lytec 2010 Client Server)  
Included ePrescribing Licenses through RelayHealth    
Email Integration    
Search by Custom Fields    
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