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The Excel Fix Is In!

Latest EDI Power Reader release adds improved export options

EMS has released the latest version of the EDI Power Reader. This version contains the Excel Export fix that began with Microsoft’s operating system October updates. We also made enhancements to the Reader’s Export functions,  kept the standard Microsoft Excel XLS format (2007 and earlier) for backward compatibility, and the Tab Delimited Text file option. Download and install the new EDI Power Reader update today! Contact us with questions or issues at 716-626-3310 or at  

  • (NEW) Microsoft Excel XLSX format with Excel’s max limit of over 1 million rows! 
  • (NEW) Comma Separated (CSV) Text format
  • (NEW) An added .NET component requirement. 

Discover the ETL Parsing Engine Offering Effortless Impact

Generate your own custom data exports from HIPAA EDI Transaction files; configure your own data elements to be extracted; and import results into data warehouses, billing systems, denial management systems, and more! Watch our 1.5-minute intro about EMS’s EDI Export Engine. Then learn more about product details and pricing….

Leading Reference Laboratory Chooses EMS for Revenue Cycle Management Needs

PathGroup, a premier provider of anatomic, clinical and molecular pathology laboratory services, needed a revenue cycle management software to match its quality, efficiency and customer-focused approach. Read about their choice of EMS and our software.


Free Third Wednesday Webinars

Register for our free monthly EDI Power Reader training webinars held the third Wednesday of each month.  Next up?  Wednesday, April 18 from 2 to 3 pm EST. We’ll cover the EDI Power Reader’s core functions plus tips and tricks that even seasoned users will benefit from. Need a more customized session? Call 716.626.3310 or email


Wingspan Powers Through Claims with EDI Power Reader

Wingspan Care Group out of Lorain, Ohio, helps its member agencies focus on mission-related goals more cost-efficiently. Read our interview with Wingspan’s IT Director, Ray Fink, about his selection of EMS and the benefits his team is gaining from the EDI Power Reader. 


February 2018 News

When Patients Lose Their Way in the Healthcare Revenue Cycle

Should hospitals increase consumer access to pricing information?

Healthcare pricing: Even when patients stop and ask for directions, it’s hard to get the information they need. Most of what’s available to patients, in fact, comes from insurers, apps and third party entities, and it shouldn’t be that way, according to Patient Engagement Specialist Jan Oldenburg. As a result many patients are left deeply frustrated. READ MORE…


Video Spotlight: EDI Power Toolbox

Sort, Filter, Split, Search, Join 835 and 837 Files

Watch our brief < 2 minute video preview of the EDI Power Toolbox. It’s 21 tools in one to speed up revenue cycle efficiency, mitigate issues and boost reimbursement accuracy. Easy to use for business or tech professionals. Search, sort, split, extract, join, read, edit, move and export files easily! 


Free Training Webinar February 21

Register for our free monthly EDI Power Reader training webinar on Wednesday, February 21 from 2 to 3 pm EST. We’ll cover the EDI Power Reader’s core functions plus tips and tricks that even seasoned users will benefit from. Need a more customized session? Call 716.626.3310 or email


Troy, NY Mental Health Office Shares Thanks 

“I wanted to let you know the significant improvement it (EMS’s EDI Power Reader) has made to our billing procedures. We have been able to streamline the process of reviewing our 837I files by quickly identifying problems and denials. (Your software) has drastically improved our Medicaid account workflow. Our billing staff cannot believe they did their jobs for years without it.”
– Lisa Lajeunesse, Rensselaer County Dept. of Mental Health in Troy NY


EMS Client BAYADA Home Health Care Becomes Worldwide Not-for-Profit

BAYADA Health began its work with EMS about a decade ago. Over the past few years, BAYADA expanded its use of EMS tools, including the EDI Power Reader and EDI Power Toolbox. “Our vision is to serve more millions of people worldwide, allowing them to experience a higher quality of life in the comfort of their homes,” explained Robert Scharff. Read about the company’s newest transition to not-for-profit status, and its strategic family leadership shift.


Product Spotlight: EDI 270 Power Generator

The EDI 270 Power Generator helps automate batch or bulk 270 eilgibility requests and 271 responses. It’s a complete Eligibility Inquiry system! Watch our short video to see the many benefits this product offers you and  your organization! See our full description and pricing.

EMS Client Focused on Ohio Behavioral Health Redesign

Teresa Heim, CEO of Behavioral Health Billing Solutions (BHBS) in Central Ohio, is a dedicated EMS partner and client. She’s also on a mission: to help the state of Ohio’s compliance to national coding changes and the carve-in of behavioral health Managed Care. Teresa and her team have built their entire billing process, which routinely results in 98% reimbursement, utilizing tools from EMS. Most people are unaware that Ohio leads the nation in opioid addiction. Thus, the need for the redesign’s success has taken on even more  importance . Read Teresa’s story…


How To Decrease Denials & Boost Revenue

According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), the average automated claim denial from Medicare’s Recovery Audit Program was worth $714 in the second quarter of 2016. If it was a more complex denial, it was worth an average of $5,418 each. That’s an awful lot of money not coming into your organization. So how can you prevent denials in the first place? Here are some tips.

Custom Application Solves St. Vincent’s/Ascension Urgent Need

When you’re responsible for revenue cycle, analytics and patient financial services for a division of the largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S., delays in anything are out of the question. Especially if your hospital has a 100+ year track record of uninterrupted service to vulnerable and economically disadvantaged patients. READ how we increased efficiency for the St. Vincent’s revenue cycle team.

Is This Patient Covered? Options for Easier Batch Eligibility Requests

By Dave Pontrello, VP Rising healthcare costs, an increase in plan options and expanded Medicaid eligibility have created  confusion and financial risk for many providers. Do you have an easy, fast and accurate way to routinely check patients’ coverages and changes? Read tips for decreasing your risks by automating benefit eligibility requests.

EMS Goes Platinum: Cheers and Thanks for 20 Years and Counting!

By David Cominsky, Founder, President & CEO As we move into our 21st year, I wanted to take the time to thank you as a valued client and user of EMS’s portfolio of products. You are the reason for our existence. You also are the source of our success and longevity providing software solutions for the healthcare industry. READ how EMS got its start, and about our future plans!

EMS University: Upcoming Free Webinars

Don’t miss our free monthly EMS University Power Reader training webinars. We cover all of the Power Reader’s core functions in a style basic enough for new users, yet comprehensive enough for advanced users. Learn tips and tricks that even seasoned users can benefit from! (PS: Need a custom complimentary webinar for your team’s specific needs? Just call 716.626.3310 or email to discuss details.)

  • August 16 — EMS University: Power Reader
  • September 20 — EMS University: Power Reader

Discover Power Reader & the EDI Power Tools Suite!

New to EMS Healthcare Informatics? Watch our new 1-minute video to see our software in action. Or share it with a friend or colleague who could also benefit from our services.

Changing of the Guard

You’ve never met her in person, but chances are good that you may have spoken with Janet Wendt, our longtime administrative assistant and receptionist, at least once. Janet has been our frontline officer extraordinaire since 2004. She married for the first time this summer, and decided to retire to enjoy her new life to the fullest! While we can never replace her, we are thrilled to have found and hired Sue Loewer as our new administrative assistant. We encourage you to welcome her the next time you call for any needs.