TDHconnect 3.0 Workbook for Acute Care.book

TDHconnect 3.0 Workbook for Acute Care.book
The Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership presents:
2005 Acute Care
TDHconnect 3.0
Workshop Manual
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Table of Contents
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TDHconnect 3.0 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
TDHconnect 3.0 Hardware and Software Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Obtaining Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
3.1 Getting Technical Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
3.2 Accessing Training Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
3.3 Getting Claims Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Accessing Documentation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
4.1 Using TDHconnect 3.0 Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
4.1.1 Opening the TDHconnect 3.0 Online Help File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
4.1.2 Using the TDHconnect 3.0 Online Help File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
4.2 The TDHconnect 3.0 Quick Start Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
4.3 The TDHconnect 3.0 User Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Accessing the TMHP Website. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
5.1 Activating an Account on the TMHP Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
5.2 Finding Information on the TMHP Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
5.2.1 Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
5.2.2 Banner Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
5.2.3 Reference Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
5.2.4 Other TDHconnect 3.0 Resources Online. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installing TDHconnect 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
6.1 Before Installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
6.2 Installing TDHconnect 3.0 on a LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
6.3 Installation Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
6.4 Setting the Dialing Properties in Windows® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
6.5 Finishing the Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Data Conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
7.1 Converting Existing Appeals to TDHconnect 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Updating TDHconnect 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
8.1 Downloading TDHconnect 3.0 Service Packs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
8.2 Installing a TDHconnect 3.0 Service Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Opening and Logging on to TDHconnect 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
TDHconnect 3.0 Log On Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
10.1 Using TDHconnect Utilities to Log Off a User. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
10.2 Using the Windows® Task Manager to Shut Down TDHconnect 3.0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Keyboard Shortcuts & Function Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Setting Up Communications in TDHconnect 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
12.1 System Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
12.2 Modem Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Setting Up Reference Files in TDHconnect 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Adding Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Adding Providers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Downloading Reference Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Downloading Updated Reference Codes (Retrieve Other) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
13.4.1 Downloading Compass21 (C21) Reference Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
TDHconnect 3.0 System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
14.1 System Functions Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
14.2 Database Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
14.2.1 Compress Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
14.2.2 Purge Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
14.2.3 Mapper Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
14.2.4 Back-up Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
14.3 Password Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
14.4 Scheduling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
14.4.1 Scheduler Dialog Box—Options Tab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
14.4.2 Send Requests Tab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
14.4.3 Get Responses Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
14.4.4 Database Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
14.4.5 History Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
14.5 Security Admin (Add Users) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
14.5.1 Security Wizard Step 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
14.5.2 Security Wizard Step 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Connecting to TMHP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Using the TDHconnect System Totals Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
16.1 Program Summary Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
16.1.1 Batch Request Statuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
16.1.2 Batch Transmission Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
16.2 Send Requests Tab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
16.3 Retrieve Responses Tab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
16.4 Retrieve Other Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
16.4.1 Retrieve ER&S Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
16.4.2 Retrieve Reference Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Medicaid Eligibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
17.1 Changes Due to HIPAA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
17.2 Beginning the Eligibility Request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
17.3 Creating an Eligibility Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
17.4 Submitting and Retrieving Eligibility Requests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
17.4.1 Submit/Retrieve Interactive Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
17.4.2 Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
17.5 Medicaid Eligibility—Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
17.6 Printing Eligibility Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Medicaid and Family Planning Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
18.1 Changes to Claims Resulting from HIPAA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
18.2 Filing Professional Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
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18.2.1 Patient Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
18.2.2 Provider Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
18.2.3 Claim Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
18.2.4 Diagnosis Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
18.2.5 Details Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
18.2.6 Other Insurance Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
18.3 Submitting and Retrieving Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
18.3.1 Submit/Retrieve Interactive Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
18.3.2 Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
18.4 Eyeglass Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
18.4.1 Claim Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
18.4.2 Details Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
18.5 Dental Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
18.5.1 Claim Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
18.5.2 Details Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
18.6 Inpatient Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
18.6.1 Patient Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
18.6.2 Provider Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
18.6.3 Claim Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
18.6.4 Diagnosis Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
18.6.5 Details Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
18.7 Outpatient Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
18.7.1 Patient Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
18.7.2 Provider Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
18.7.3 Claim Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
18.7.4 Details Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
18.8 Family Planning Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
18.8.1 Patient Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
18.8.2 Provider Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
18.8.3 Claim Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
18.8.4 Details Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
18.8.5 Submitting and Retrieving Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
18.9 Printing Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
19 Medicaid Claim Status Inquiry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
19.1 Create a New CSI Request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
19.1.1 Provider Patient Request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
19.1.2 Claims Request. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
19.2 Submitting and Retrieving Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
19.2.1 Submit/Retrieve Interactive Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
19.2.2 Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
19.3 Medicaid CSI—Printing Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
20 Medicaid Electronic Remittance & Status (ER&S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
20.1 Download an ER&S Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
20.2 Generate an ER&S Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
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20.3 Medicaid ER&S—Print Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
21 Medicaid Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
21.1 Changes to Appeals Resulting From HIPAA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
21.2 Three Ways to Complete TDHconnect Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
21.3 Create an Appeal from an Accepted TDHconnect Claim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
21.3.1 Create an Appeal from an ER&S Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
21.3.2 Create and Appeal from a Blank Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
21.4 Appeal Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
21.5 Medicaid Appeals—Submitting and Retrieving Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
21.5.1 Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
21.6 Medicaid Appeals—Printing Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
22 Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
22.1 Claim Status Inquiry Authorization Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
22.2 TDHconnect Order Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
22.3 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
22.4 Workshop Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
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TDHconnect 3.0 Overview
With TDHconnect 3.0 you can:
• Administer billing for Family Planning, Long Term Care (LTC), Medicaid, and Children with Special
Health Care Needs (CSHCN) clients (see HIPAA table).
HIPAA Compliant Transaction Types
Eligibility Request
270
Eligibility Response
271
Claim Status Inquiry
276
Claim Status Inquiry Response
277
ER&S Report
835
Dental Claims
837D
Institutional Claims
837I
Professional Claims
837P
• Support the submission of Blue Cross and Medicare claims
• Access the same database simultaneously—up to ten concurrent users per database
Important: Basic knowledge of Windows® operating systems is required to use TDHconnect 3.0.
Providers in rotary dial areas cannot use TDHconnect 3.0.
TDHconnect 3.0 works with a standard telephone line or the slower port (one that a telephone
could connect to) of a DSL connection. TDHconnect 3.0 does not work with T1 or cable
modem transmission lines.
See Section 9, Opening and Logging on to TDHconnect 3.0, on page 21 for basic information
on how to log on after installing TDHconnect 3.0 software.
Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
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TDHconnect 3.0 Hardware and Software
Requirements
Important: Verify that your system meets the minimum requirements before attempting to install the
TDHconnect 3.0 software.
The table below gives the minimum and recommended hardware configurations for running
TDHconnect 3.0 software.
• To run TDHconnect 3.0, your computer system must meet the minimum requirements. TDHconnect 3.0
is not supported on non-Windows operating systems, or on systems not meeting the minimum
requirements.
• For improved performance, your system should meet or exceed the recommended requirements.
HARDWARE
Minimum
Recommended
PC with a Pentium II class processor
PC with a Pentium II class processor,
400 MHz or faster
128MB of RAM
128MB of RAM
100MB hard disk space for installation,
plus three times the size of the database
100MB hard disk space for installation,
plus three times the size of the database
CD-ROM drive for installation
CD-ROM drive for installation
800 x 600 VGA (monitor resolution), 256 colors
800 x 600 VGA (monitor resolution), 256 colors
9600 bps modem
28800 (28.8K) bps or faster modem
SOFTWARE
Minimum
Recommended
Microsoft Windows® 95 or more recent operating
system, or Microsoft Windows® NT 4.0 with Service
Pack 5
Microsoft Windows® 95 or more recent operating
system, or Microsoft Windows® NT 4.0 with Service
Pack 5
Adobe Acrobat Reader® 4.0 (Acrobat Reader 4.05 is
included on the TDHconnect 3.0 installation CDROM)
Adobe Acrobat Reader® 4.05 (included on the
TDHconnect 3.0 installation CD-ROM)
Microsoft Internet Explorer® (I.E.) version 4.01 with
Service Pack 2 or later. (Microsoft Internet Explorer
5.0 is included on the TDHconnect 3.0 installation
CD-ROM.)
Microsoft Internet Explorer® (I.E.) version 5.0
(included on the TDHconnect 3.0 installation CD
ROM.)
Note:
Hardware requirements will change with Service Pack 5.
Adobe® and Acrobat Reader® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States
and/or other countries.
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Obtaining Support
This section explains how to get assistance from Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) with
technical issues, training, and claims questions. This section also shows how to access additional
resources on the TMHP website referenced below.
3.1
Getting Technical Assistance
The TMHP Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Help Desk provides technical assistance only with
troubleshooting TDHconnect 3.0 and TMHP EDI Gateway system problems. Contact your system
administrator for assistance with modem, hardware, or phone line issues.
Note:
Providers in rotary dial areas cannot use TDHconnect 3.0.
To reach the TMHP EDI Help Desk (available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time),
select one of the following methods:
• For Medicaid, CSHCN, and Family Planning technical issues, call 1-888-863-3638.
• For Long Term Care technical issues, call 1-800-626-4117.
Fax 1-512-514-4230 or 1-512-514-4228.
3.2
Accessing Training Resources
The TMHP EDI Help Desk does not provide training. To obtain training, call your TMHP provider relations
representative or attend one of the training workshops provided by TMHP Provider Relations.
Contact:
To get contact information for your training specialist, call the TMHP Contact Center at
1-800-925-9126 or visit the TMHP website at www.tmhp.com.
For CSHCN Customer Service, call 1-800-568-2413.
For Long Term Care Customer Service, call the TMHP LTC Help Desk at 1-800-626-4117.
For Medicaid and Family Planning information, call the TMHP Contact Center at
1-800-925-9126.
For workshop and other information, visit the TMHP website at www.tmhp.com.
TIP:
For other Medicaid customer service numbers, refer to the Telephone and Addresses Guide in the
current Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual.
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3.3
Getting Claims Assistance
For answers to questions about Medicaid, Family Planning, and CSHCN electronic or paper claims call the
TMHP Contact Center at 1-800-925-9126.
For links to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Medicaid workshop schedules, visit the TMHP
website at www.tmhp.com.
For answers to questions about LTC electronic or paper claims call the TMHP LTC Help Desk at
1-800-626-4117. In Austin, call 335-4729.
For links to the LTC home page, visit the TMHP website at www.tmhp.com
TIP:
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For other useful numbers, refer to the Telephone and Addresses Guide in the current Texas
Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual.
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Accessing Documentation
4.1
Using TDHconnect 3.0 Online Help
Important: Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2 or higher must be installed on your computer to run
TDHconnect 3.0 help.
TDHconnect 3.0 contains an online help file that is available after the TDHconnect 3.0 software is installed.
The help topics provide instructions for using TDHconnect 3.0.
4.1.1
Opening the TDHconnect 3.0 Online Help File
There are three ways to open the TDHconnect 3.0 Online Help file:
1. Click Help>Contents and Index on the TDHconnect 3.0 menu bar.
2. Click the help book icon
on the TDHconnect 3.0 tool bar.
3. Press <F1> to open related help topics related to the TDHconnect 3.0
active window.
4.1.2
Using the TDHconnect 3.0 Online Help File
1. Contents, Index, Search, and
Favorites tabs on the left side of the
window provide access to help
topics, and the right side contains
the selected help information and
instructional steps.
2. The Contents tab contains a
multi-tiered list of help topics in
TDHconnect 3.0 help.
3. The Index tab contains an
alphabetized index for
TDHconnect 3.0 help.
4. The Search tab works like most Internet search engines. Enter the word or words to find in the “Type in
the keyword to find” field and click List Topics. The help system lists the help topics that contain the
keyword(s) you entered.
5. The Favorites tab allows you to bookmark the address of a help topic you use frequently. Open the
help topic and select the Add in the Favorites tab to add a link to the current topic on the tab.
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4.2
The TDHconnect 3.0 Quick Start Guide
In addition to the instructions contained in this manual, the installation and setup instructions are also
contained in the TDHconnect 3.0 Quick Start Guide. A printed copy of the TDHconnect 3.0 Quick Start
Guide is sent with the software.
An electronic version of the TDHconnect 3.0 Quick Start Guide is also available inside TDHconnect 3.0
after installation. Select Help>Online Manuals>Quick Start Guide on the TDHconnect 3.0 menu bar.
Acrobat Reader opens and displays the TDHconnect 3.0 Quick Start Guide.
Important: Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.01 with Service Pack 2 or higher is required to open, view, and print
the electronic version of the TDHconnect 3.0 Quick Start Guide.
4.3
The TDHconnect 3.0 User Manual
An electronic version of the TDHconnect 3.0 User Manual is available inside TDHconnect 3.0 after
installation. Click Help>Online Manuals>User Manual on the TDHconnect 3.0 menu bar. Acrobat Reader
opens and displays the TDHconnect 3.0 User Manual.
To print the TDHconnect 3.0 User Manual, select File>Print on the Acrobat Reader menu bar, select the
printer and printer settings, and click OK.
Important: Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.01 with Service Pack 2 or higher is required to open, view, and print
the electronic version of the TDHconnect 3.0 User Manual.
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Accessing the TMHP Website
The TMHP website is a valuable resource for obtaining information such as bulletins, banner pages,
provider manuals, and TDHconnect 3.0 updates. The TMHP website provides documentation, email and
chat features that allow you to contact TMHP representatives for assistance.
All enrolled providers are given an account to access the TMHP website, but you must activate your
account and select a password to gain access to many of the advanced features of the TMHP website
such as:
• Forums
• Polls and questionnaires
• Claim status inquiry (Acute Care providers only)
• Eligibility verification (Acute Care providers only)
5.1
Activating an Account on the TMHP Website
1. Have the following information ready:
Acute Care Providers
Long Term Care Providers
• Nine-digit Texas Provider Identifier (TPI)
• Nine-digit Texas Provider Number (TPI)
• TMHP EDI submitter ID
• TMHP EDI submitter ID
• Tax ID–Employer Identification Number (EIN)
• Zip code
• Social Security Number (SSN)
• Medical license number
2. Access the TMHP website at www.tmhp.com. The TMHP homepage opens.
3. Click the Activate my Account link in the I would like to… section.
The TMHP Activate Account web page opens.
4. Scroll down to:
5. Click the Activate My Account Now link. The Activate My
Account web page opens.
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6. Complete the following fields (all fields must be completed, as indicated by the red
dot).
• Enter a user name (6–15 alphanumeric characters; do not use your EDI Submitter ID)
• Enter a first name
• Enter a last name
• Enter an email address
• Re-enter to confirm email address
• Enter a password (8–15 characters alphanumeric)
• Re-enter to confirm password
• Select provider type (Acute Care or Long Term Care)
• Enter one of the following: TPI; Submitter ID; tax ID, SSN or license number
7. Scroll down to the General Terms and Conditions.
8. Read the general terms and
conditions. Use the scroll bar on
the right side of the text box to
scroll through the text.
9. After you read and understand
the general terms and conditions,
select the check box next to “I
agree to these terms.”
10. Click
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11. An Account Activation Confirmation dialog box opens to confirm that your user name and password
have been sent to the email address that was specified in your request.
12. Write down your user name and password and put it in a safe place.
Note:
If you do not receive your user name and password within 24 hours, please contact the TMHP EDI
Help Desk at 1-888-863-3638 for assistance.
5.2
Finding Information on the TMHP Website
5.2.1
Publications
Publications available online include the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual and bulletins. To
download publications, follow these steps:
1. Access the TMHP web site at www.tmhp.com. The TMHP Home page opens.
2. Click the Find Publications/File library link in the I would like to… section. The TMHP File Library web
page opens.
3. Use the links on the TMHP File Library web page to locate specific publications.
5.2.2
Banner Messages
To view banner messages from TMHP:
1. Access the TMHP website at www.tmhp.com. The TMHP Home page opens.
2. Click the Find Publications/File library link in the I would like to… section. The TMHP File Library web
page opens.
3. Click the Banner Messages link. The TMHP File Library web page provides links to banner message
files organized by publication date.
4. Use these links to select banner messages to view.
1. To print a banner message file, select File, then Print on your browser’s menu bar.
5.2.3
Reference Codes
Download reference codes using TDHconnect 3.0, or perform the following steps to download reference
codes from the TMHP website:
Long Term Care
1. Access the TMHP web site at www.tmhp.com. The TMHP Home page opens.
2. Click the Providers link at the top of the page. The Providers web page opens.
3. Click the Long Term Care Programs link on the left side of the page. The Long Term Care Programs
web page opens.
4. Scroll down to locate and click the LTC Reference Codes link. The TMHP File Library web page opens
and provides links to reference code files available for download.
5. Click each file to download.
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Other TDHconnect 3.0 Resources Online
To learn more about how to transmit transactions and current TDHconnect 3.0 issues, visit www.tmhp.com.
Click the Find Publications/File Library link, then the TDHconnect link.
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Installing TDHconnect 3.0
This section describes how to install the TDHconnect 3.0 software. TDHconnect 3.0 can be installed as a
network application on a Local Area Network (LAN), or as a stand alone application on one or more
independent computers.
6.1
Before Installing
Important: Before installing TDHconnect 3.0, carefully read and follow the sequence of installation tasks
listed below. If the installation sequence is interrupted, TDHconnect 3.0 will not install
correctly.
1. Determine that the computer(s) meet the hardware and software requirements described in Section 2,
TDHconnect 3.0 Hardware and Software Requirements, on page 3.
2. Ensure that Internet Explorer (IE) 4.01 Service Pack (SP) 2 or more recent is installed. Internet
Explorer 5.0 is included in the TDHconnect 3.0 installation CD-ROM.
• To determine the version of Internet Explorer installed on your
system, start Internet Explorer, click Help on the Internet Explorer
toolbar, and select About Internet Explorer. The About Internet
Explorer dialog box opens.
• If Internet Explorer is not installed, use the TDHconnect 3.0
CD-ROM to install Internet Explorer 5.0.
3. If an earlier version of Internet Explorer is installed, uninstall the earlier version and use the
TDHconnect 3.0 CD-ROM to install Internet Explorer 5.0.
•
To uninstall a program, open the Windows® Start menu (in the lower left corner of the screen) and
click Settings>Control Panel. Double click Add/Remove Programs. In the Install/Uninstall tab,
select the program to remove and click Add/Remove.
•
To install a program, open the Windows® Start menu (in the lower left corner of the screen) and
click Settings>Control Panel. Double click Add/Remove Programs. In the Install/Uninstall tab
click Install. Insert the CD-ROM containing the program to install and click Next.
4. If Acrobat Reader 3.0 is installed, it must be uninstalled. See the instructions above to uninstall a
program or contact your system administrator for assistance. If you do not have a system
administrator, please contact the appropriate technical assistance group.
5. Create and save an external backup of TDHconnect onto tape, CD-ROM, or a separate machine if
available.
Important: When using TDHconnect 2.0 with Service Pack 7 you must save your data prior to installing
TDHconnect 3.0 and performing data conversion.
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6. Purge old records from TDHconnect if this has not been done. Perform the following steps to purge
records:
•
In TDHconnect Explorer, double click System to expand the System menu, and double click
Database Utilities.
•
Select the Purge tab and select the program to purge.
•
In the “Age in days” field, enter or select the number of days. Only records older than the number
of days defined in this step are purged.
•
Click Purge to purge the records for the selected programs.
Note:
See Section 14.2.2, Purge Tab, on page 36 for more information.
7. Compress the database by double clicking System to expand the System menu and double clicking
Database Utilities. The Database Utilities dialog box opens. Select the Compress tab and select the
program to purge.
Note:
Only one database can be compressed at a time.
8. Click Compress. See Section 14.2.1, Compress Tab, on page 36.
Important: Close all open applications and remove all media such as backup tapes, CD-ROMs, or
removable disks before installing TDHconnect 3.0.
6.2
Installing TDHconnect 3.0 on a LAN
This section describes the steps necessary to install TDHconnect 3.0 on a LAN. Keep in mind the following
as you prepare to install:
• Administrator rights are required when installing to a network.
• The system administrator must install TDHconnect 3.0 on each PC, and install the databases in a
common LAN location.
• Since there is only one database (located on the server), only one Compass21 User ID and password
is needed.
• The most current TDHconnect 3.0 Service Pack must be installed on each PC that has an installed copy
of TDHconnect 3.0.
• The system administrator must map the individual PCs to the database location on the LAN.
• Download the required authorizations and agreements forms (as needed) from www.tmhp.com or
contact the TMHP EDI Help Desk to obtain these forms. See Section 3, Obtaining Support, on page 5
for applicable help desk phone numbers.
• Open the TDHconnect 3.0 System Totals window, and select Communications>System Settings on
the TDHconnect 3.0 menu bar. Verify you have a Production User ID in the “Compass21” and/or “Long
Term Care User ID” fields.
Note:
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6.3
Installation Steps
Important: Administrator rights are required when installing TDHconnect 3.0 in a Windows® network
environment.
1. Close all open applications and remove all media such as backup tapes, CD-ROMs, or removable
disks.
2. Select Settings>Control Panel on the Windows® Start menu. Double click Add/Remove Programs.
In the Install/Uninstall tab, click Install.
3. Insert the installation CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Click Next. Click Browse.
4. Select the location of your CD-ROM drive in the “Look in” field. Select Setup.exe in the list of files and
click Open.
5. Click Finish. The TDHconnect 3.0 installation window opens.
6. Read the welcome screen, click Next, and Next again to confirm that you are about to install
TDHconnect 3.0. The Choose Destination Location window opens.
7. Click Next to install the default installation location, or click Browse to select a new location.
8. Click Next in the Start Copying Files window. After installation completes, the Acrobat Reader 4.05
Setup window opens.
Note:
If Acrobat Reader 4.05 or higher is already installed on your system, click Cancel, click Yes, and
skip to step 12.
9. Click Next to install Acrobat Reader 4.05. The Choose Destination Location window opens.
10. Click Next to install to the default location, or click Browse to select a new location. A message opens:
“Copying program files…”
11. After installation is complete, the Information dialog box displays the following message: “Thank you for
choosing Acrobat Reader!”
12. Click OK to close this dialog box. A message opens: “Do you wish to backup your databases?” This
will overwrite databases that are in the Backup folder.
•
Click Yes to back up the existing databases.
•
Click No to skip backing up the databases.
13. The Setup Complete window opens.
•
Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now to complete the installation now or
•
Select No, I will restart my computer later to complete the installation later.
•
Click Finish to close the window.
Note:
The installation of TDHconnect 3.0 is not complete until you have restarted your computer.
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6.4
Setting the Dialing Properties in Windows®
Important: Before you can send requests and retrieve responses, you must also set the dialing properties
and communications settings in TDHconnect 3.0.
Note:
The procedure below does not apply to Windows 2000.
1. Open the Windows® Start menu and select Settings>Control Panel.
2. Double click the Modems icon. If you have more than one modem installed or listed in the Modem
Properties dialog box, select the modem that was set up during TDHconnect 3.0 installation.
3. On the Modem Properties dialog box, click Dial Properties.
4. If you must dial a number to access an outside line, proceed to step 5. If not, skip to step 7.
5. Enter 9 in the “To access outside lines for local calls, dial___” field.
6. Enter 9 in the “To access outside lines for long distance calls, dial___” field.
Note:
Enter a number other than 9 if a different number is required by your service. Service pack 5 will
have connectivity options, (Cable, DSL).
7. Click Apply and click OK in the Dialing Properties window.
8. In the Modem Properties window, click Close. Exit the Control Panel window.
Note:
6.5
Verify that your modem speed range is set between 9600 baud (minimum) and 28.8k baud
(maximum). Modem speed settings outside of this range may result in transmission/reception
errors.
Finishing the Installation
If TDHconnect 3.0 is still running, exit the program. Restart your computer to ensure that the installation is
complete and that all settings are correctly applied.
Important: After installation, download the most recent Service Pack (see Section 8) to obtain critical
software updates. Check www.tmhp.com for the most recent Service Pack release.
Note:
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If other applications are added after installing TDHconnect 3.0, the system administrator (or
appropriate technical assistance group) should test TDHconnect 3.0 to ensure that the other
applications did not disable TDHconnect 3.0.
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Data Conversion
Important: If the data conversion process stalls or stops during processing and does not complete
correctly, your old database could become corrupted or you may lose old data.
TMHP is not liable for any data lost during the conversion process. It is your responsibility to
take the appropriate steps to back up and save your data before beginning the data conversion
process.
The installation process automatically converts Eligibility, Claims, Claim Status Inquiry, and Electronic
Remittance & Status (ER&S) reports data to TDHconnect 3.0. All Acute Care completed claims are
converted with the status of Incomplete. As a result, you have to open all converted claims and save them.
If the claim passes TDHconnect 3.0 edits, the claim saves as Complete; however, the word “Complete”
should not be confused with a claim being processed and finalized by TMHP. Complete in this context
means that a completed claim is stored on your hard drive and is ready to submit to TMHP.
Note:
7.1
Providers who file eyeglass appeals: If data is converted from TDHconnect 2.0 to TDHconnect 3.0,
any rejected eyeglass appeals that were stored in TDHconnect 2.0 must be manually re-entered in
TDHconnect 3.0 before resubmitting the eyeglass appeal.
Converting Existing Appeals to TDHconnect 3.0
1. Back up and save your TDHconnect 2.0 data prior to conversion.
Important: You must save your data using TDHconnect 2.0 with Service Pack 7 prior to installing
TDHconnect 3.0 and performing data conversion.
2. Exit all versions of TDHconnect, including TDHconnect 3.0.
3. Open the Windows® Start menu and select Programs>TDHconnect>ConvertAppeals.
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The TDHconnect Appeals Conversion window opens.
4.
Select the type of appeals to convert, such as Convert Medicaid Appeals. The totals in the data fields
change to reflect the conversion changes.
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8
Updating TDHconnect 3.0
8.1
Downloading TDHconnect 3.0 Service Packs
The easiest way to obtain Service Packs is to download them from the TMHP website. However, this
method works only if you have an Internet connection. This method may be slower than connecting to
TMHP if you are using a dial-up connection.
Perform the following steps to download a Service Pack from the TMHP website:
1. Connect to TMHP via the Internet (see section 5,
Accessing the TMHP Website, on page 9. Verify that you
are viewing the TMHP homepage at www.tmhp.com.
2. Click the Find Software/Service Packs link in the
I would like to… list on the right side of the home page.
The TMHP File Library main page opens.
3. Scroll down to locate the File Library links.
4. Click the TDHconnect link. The TMHP File Library/
TDHconnect web page opens.
5. Scroll down to locate the File Library links.
6. Click the TDHconnect Updates link. The TMHP File
Library/TDHconnect/TDHconnect Updates web page
opens.
7. Scroll down to locate the File Library links.
8. Select the most recent Service Pack:
The File Download dialog box opens.
9. Click Save. The Save As dialog box opens.
10. Save the file to the desktop.
11. After the download is complete, click Close and exit the TMHP website.
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Installing a TDHconnect 3.0 Service Pack
1. Double click the TDHconnect 3.0 Updates Service Pack (number).zip icon. This icon was added to
the desktop during the file download.
TIP:
The file can be moved to a location on a LAN to share with other TDHconnect 3.0 users.
2. A dialog box opens with the following message:
This will install TDHconnect 3.0 Service Pack #. Do you want to continue?
Click Yes to install the TDHconnect 3.0 Service Pack.
3. The TDHconnect Service Update Installation Utility window opens, and the TDHconnect 3.0 Service
Pack wizard opens.
4. Several informational messages open. Read each message and click Next to advance to the next
screen.
5. A dialog box opens with the following message:
Do you wish to backup your databases? This will overwrite databases that are in the Backup folder.
•
Click Yes to backup your databases before installing any database updates, (Recommended) or
•
Click No to continue with the installation without making backups.
6. Several additional informational messages open. This process may take several minutes as database
updates are made.
7. Installation of the TDHconnect 3.0 Service Pack is complete. To view the readme file, check the View
readme check box and click Finish. The readme document opens.
8. Read the document, close it, uncheck the View readme check box, and click Finish.
9. When prompted to restart the computer, select Yes, I want to restart my computer now and click
Finish.
Important: The next time TDHconnect is opened, the version of the Service Pack is listed along with the
name TDHconnect 3.0.
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Opening and Logging on to TDHconnect 3.0
Important: Each user must have a unique TDHconnect 3.0 user ID and password. Additional user IDs can
be created in TDHconnect 3.0 using the security function.
1. Double click the TDHconnect 3.0 icon on your desktop. The TDHconnect Version 3.0
Login dialog box opens.
2. In the “User ID” field, enter admin in
lowercase letters.
3. In the “Password” field, enter password in
lowercase letters. The “Password” field is
always case sensitive.
4. Click OK. TDHconnect 3.0 starts.
Note:
When logging on, the following error messages may be encountered:
•
Admin is currently logged on to TDHconnect
•
TDHconnect is already running. Please open Task Manager and End Task for the Shell and
Hints tasks that are running.
To resolve these errors, see the instructions in Section 10, TDHconnect 3.0 Log On Error
Messages, on page 23.
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TDHconnect 3.0 Log On Error Messages
This section explains what to do when you receive the two most common error messages encountered
while using TDHconnect 3.0.
Error Message:
SOLUTION:
Error Message:
During login, the following message may open:
[username] is currently logged on to TDHconnect.
Use TDHconnect Utilities to log off user. See Section 10.1 below.
If the TDHconnect 3.0 icon is clicked more than once to start the program, the
following message may open: TDHconnect is already running.
TIP:
SOLUTION:
10.1
This error message commonly occurs following a system event or power
failure that resulted in an involuntary shutdown while TDHconnect was
running. To prevent this error, always try to log off TDHconnect before
shutting down your computer.
Use the Windows® Task Manager to shut down TDHconnect 3.0. See Using the
Windows® Task Manager to shut down TDHconnect 3.0 Section 10.2 on page 24.
Using TDHconnect Utilities to Log Off a User
1. Click OK in the error message dialog box. The error message dialog box closes.
Click Start>Programs>TDHconnect>TDHconnect Utilities.
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The TDHconnect Utilities program starts.
2. Select the Logoff User tab.
3. Select the User ID (in this case, admin) to log off.
4. Click Log Off.
5. Click OK.
10.2
Using the Windows® Task Manager to Shut Down
TDHconnect 3.0
1. Click OK in the error message dialog box. The error message dialog box closes.
2. Press <CTRL> + <ALT> + <Delete> keys simultaneously to start the Task Manager.
Note:
Different computers may offer different Task Manager options, such as Task List or an Application
tab.
3. Select TDHconnect in the Task Manager
dialog box.
4. Select Hints.
5. Click End Task. TDHconnect 3.0 shuts
down.
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Keyboard Shortcuts & Function Keys
The following tables describe the keyboard shortcuts and function key actions available in
TDHconnect 3.0.
Keyboard Shortcuts
Function Keys
Press
Action
Press
Action
<CTRL> + C
Copy selected text
<F1>
Access the Help files for information
about the current window.
<CTRL> + E
Focus on Error window
<F2>
<CTRL> + D
Delete a record from the
database
Access the Local Reference
Database for the selected field.
<CTRL> + O
Open a record from a list
<CTRL> + R
Focus onTDHconnect
Explorer
<CTRL> + S
Save a request
<CTRL> + T
Clear all fields on this
window
<CTRL> + V
Paste selected text
<CTRL> + W
Focus on Workspace
<CTRL> + X
Cut selected text
<ALT> + E
Open Edit menu
<ALT> + H
Open Help menu
<ALT> + N
Open Navigation menu
<ALT> + R
Open Reports menu
<ALT> + V
Open View menu
<Shift> + <F1>
Open What’s This?
Place the cursor in the field and
press <F2>.
<F3>
Copies a single cell.
Place the cursor beneath the cell to
copy and press <F3>.
<F4>
Copies the entire row.
Place the cursor beneath the line to
copy and press <F4>.
<F5>
Causes a window to refresh and
display all data created
simultaneously by multiple users of
TDHconnect 3.0.
<F6>
Inserts a new row.
Place the cursor on a row (the new
line is added below this row) and
press <F6>.
<F7>
Deletes a row.
Place the cursor on the row to
delete and press <F7>.
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Setting Up Communications in TDHconnect 3.0
This section explains how to configure your computer’s System Settings and Modem Settings to allow
TDHconnect 3.0 to communicate.
12.1
System Settings
Important: If you do not already have a Production User ID and Password, contact the TMHP EDI Help
Desk for assistance at 1-888-863-3638.
1. Log into TDHconnect 3.0 if you are not already logged in. The TDHconnect 3.0 System Totals window
opens in the workspace.
2. Select
Communications>System
Settings on the TDHconnect
3.0 menu bar.
The System Settings dialog
box opens.
3. Select the System Settings tab.
Note:
If you do not have a Compass21 User ID
or a Long Term Care User ID, leave those
fields blank.
4. In the Compass21 section, enter the following
information:
•
The User ID (not the logon ID) that the
TMHP EDI Help Desk issued, in lower
case.
•
The Password that the TMHP EDI Help
Desk issued, also in lower case.
•
The Organization/Last Name.
5. Enter your User ID, Password, and Organization/Last Name in the Long Term Care section (if
applicable).
6. Enter 1-800-291-3734 in the “ECMS” field in the Phone Number section.
Important: TDHconnect 3.0 uses a single telephone number for all transmissions (batch and interactive).
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7. Select the Contact Information tab.
8. For each ID on the System Settings tab, enter
the following information in the correct section
(C21 Site Contact Information or Long Term
Care Site Contact Information):
•
Last Name
•
First Name
•
Contact Phone Number
9. Click Apply.
10. Click OK.
12.2
Modem Settings
1. Log into TDHconnect 3.0 if you are not already logged in. The TDHconnect 3.0 System Totals window
opens in the workspace.
2. Select Communications>Modems on the TDHconnect 3.0 menu bar.
The Installed Modems dialog box opens.
3. Select the modem name in the Connect using menu.
4. Select the location (such as new location) in the From
location menu.
5. Click OK.
Note:
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Setting Up Reference Files in TDHconnect 3.0
The client and provider reference files are not required to file claims and
appeals. However, they are recommended and can save time when filling
out forms and can reduce input errors.
The tree view containing yellow folders on the left side of the
TDHconnect 3.0 System Totals window is referred to as
TDHconnect Explorer.
• Double click the file names to expand folders.
• Double click the file names again to collapse folders.
13.1
Adding Clients
This section describes the steps necessary to add client data.
Note:
New clients also can be added through Eligibility or Medicaid Eligibility Service Authorization
Verification (MESAV) responses.
1. Expand the Reference Files folder and double click Client. The Client Selection window opens in the
workspace.
2. To add clients manually, click Add. The Client Common Setup window opens in the workspace.
Note:
You must complete all fields with bold headings to successfully add a client.
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3. Select the check box in the Client Status column next to the appropriate program name.
Select the program in the Launch Program for Client menu (this example selected Medicaid).
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Medicaid No. at this time and use the eligibility request to fill out the other fields. See Section 17,
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•
Account No. is a 1–20 character alphanumeric field assigned by the provider (not TMHP) to
track the client.
•
Medicaid No. is the nine-digit client/Medicaid number.
4. After entering client data, click OK. The Client Common Setup window opens.
5. Enter another client or click Cancel to close.
13.2
Adding Providers
This section describes the steps necessary to add provider data.
1. Expand the Reference Files folder and double click Provider. The Provider Selection window opens
in the workspace.
2. Click Add. The Provider Common Setup window opens in the workspace.
Note:
Fields with bold headings must be completed to successfully add a provider.
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3. Select the check box in the Provider Status column next to the appropriate Program Name.
4. Select the program in the Launch Program for Provider menu (this example selected Medicaid)
5. Input the nine-digit Texas Provider Number (TPI) in the “Provider ID” field. This field is required to
successfully add a provider.
6. Click OK.
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13.3
Downloading Reference Codes
Double click Reference Codes to view the various codes—such as procedure codes, diagnosis codes,
billing codes, and Explanation of Benefits (EOB) codes—included in the TDHconnect software.
1. Use the Filter function to view more than the first 50 entries. The Autofind Column selection menu
contains the code selected in the Codes window. Input a code in the “Autofind Text” field to list
matching entries in the Description column in the Codes table above.
2. Scroll up or down in the Codes menu and select one of the following code types: Procedure,
Diagnosis, Edit/Audit, EOB, EOPS, or DRG.
LTC Providers: LTC Procedure, LTC Service Group, LTC Service Code, LTC Billing, LTC Item, LTC
EOB, or LTC Crosswalk.
3. Press <F2> when the cursor is in a code field in claims or appeals to access codes that can be used to
auto-populate forms.
4. Modifiers and billed amounts can be added to procedure codes and used later to auto-populate claim
forms. To add modifiers or billed amounts to procedure codes, select the procedure code (using Filter
if necessary to locate it), select the “Modifier” field or “Billed amount field,” and enter the data. Repeat
for each modifier or billed amount to add.
5. Click OK when finished.
6. Click Cancel to exit.
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13.4
Downloading Updated Reference Codes (Retrieve Other)
Although TDHconnect 3.0 includes built-in reference codes, these codes change and need to be
periodically updated. This section describes the steps necessary to download the most recent codes to
update the TDHconnect 3.0 database.
Important: Compress the database (see Section 14.2, Database Utilities, on page 35 for instructions)
after downloading codes.
13.4.1
Downloading Compass21 (C21) Reference Codes
Select the Retrieve Other tab on the TDHconnect System Totals window.
7. Scroll down to C21 Reference Codes.
8. Use the check boxes in the Download column to select the codes to download.
9. Click Download.
10. After the download is complete, compress the database again (see Section 14.2, Database Utilities, on
page 35 for instructions).
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TDHconnect 3.0 System Maintenance
14.1
System Functions Overview
1. To view system functions, double click the System folder in
TDHconnect Explorer.
2. The System folder expands. The options are:
•
Database Utilities
•
Password Admin(istration)
•
Scheduling
•
Security Admin(istration)
•
TexMedNet*
•
TexMedNet* Info(rmation)
Note:
14.2
*While TexMedNet functions are now performed by the TMHP
EDI Gateway, the way to access these functions in
TDHconnect 3.0 remains the same.
Database Utilities
After sending and receiving requests, the TDHconnect 3.0 database becomes larger, and response time
eventually becomes slower. Regular maintenance such as backing up files, purging files, and compressing
the database is important to TDHconnect 3.0 database performance. The database utilities described in
this section help maintain the size and response time of the TDHconnect 3.0 database.
1. Expand the System folder in TDHconnect Explorer.
2. Double click Database Utilities. The Database Utilities dialog box opens with four tabs: Compress,
Purge, Mapper, and Back-up.
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14.2.1
Compress Tab
Important: To improve the performance of
TDHconnect, use the Compress
feature at least once per month and
after each time you purge data.
1. Use the check boxes in the Select column to
select the databases to compress.
2. Click Compress to compress the
database(s).
14.2.2
Purge Tab
Important: To ensure database integrity, back
up your database before purging
data, and compress after purging.
The Purge tab is used to purge old data from
TDHconnect.
1. Scroll through the selections on the Purge
tab and use the check boxes in the Purge
column to select data types to delete.
2. In the “Age in Days” field, enter the age of
the data to select for deletion. Only data that
old or older is deleted.
3. Click Purge to delete the data.
14.2.3
Mapper Tab
Mapper is most frequently used when multiple users are sharing one TDHconnect 3.0 database, although
any TDHconnect 3.0 user can change the location of the database. The system can support up to ten
concurrent users. A shared database is located on a server, and TDHconnect 3.0 is installed on the
computers connected to the server. The database is shared, but TDHconnect 3.0 itself is not.
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Important: Administrator rights are required when installing TDHconnect 3.0 in a Windows NT® or
Windows 2000 environment.
To set up concurrent users:
1. Create a folder on the server where the
TDHconnect database is stored (and
shared).
2. After installing TDHconnect 3.0 on the
computers that access the server
(accepting the default database location),
the Mapper function is used to locate the
TDHconnect database on the server.
3. It is also possible to point to the
TDHconnect database on the server during
installation of TDHconnect 3.0 on each
computer.
14.2.4
Back-up Tab
1. Use the check boxes in the Select column to
select the type of data to back up, and click
Backup.
2. A backup copy of the selected data is
placed in the TDHconnect backup folder.
The previous backup is overwritten.
Note:
To back up the data to a different disk
drive (to ensure protection in case of
disk drive failure) contact your system
administrator or computer support
personnel for assistance.
Important: Avoid accidentally clicking Restore.
Clicking Restore overwrites the
existing database image with the
previously backed up database
image. Following a restore, all
changes to the database that
occurred after the previous back up
are lost.
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14.3
Password Administration
Important: If the login password is changed or forgotten, TMHP’s EDI technical support team cannot
assist you with accessing TDHconnect 3.0. Write down your new password and save it in a
secure location.
To change the password of the user currently logged in:
1. Expand the System folder.
2. Double click Password Admin. The Password Administration dialog
box opens.
3. Enter the current password, enter the new password, and enter the
new password again to confirm in the appropriate fields.
4. Click OK to accept the password change.
14.4
Scheduling
1. Expand the System folder.
2. Double click Scheduling. The Scheduler dialog box opens.
The Scheduler dialog box is used to schedule future events such as
sending requests to TMHP, getting responses from TMHP, and
completing database maintenance.
The Scheduler dialog box has the following five tabs:
• Options
• Send Requests
• Get Responses
• Database
• History
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14.4.1
Scheduler Dialog Box—Options Tab
The Options tab is used to allow, or
to not allow, scheduled events.
Important: The PC must be
powered on and the
user must be logged
into TDHconnect at the
time the event is
scheduled for the
scheduled event to
occur.
Note:
14.4.2
Schedule events at least
15 minutes apart to allow
time for each event to
complete.
Send Requests Tab
The Send Requests tab is used to
schedule sending a batch of
requests to TMHP.
1. Open the Send Requests tab.
2. Click Add. The Event
Scheduler dialog box opens.
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3. Select an event type in the Type menu.
4. Select a date in the When menu.
5. Enter the time (hour:minute:second AM or PM) in the field below the
date. Use the following format
HH:MM:SS AM (or PM)
6. Set the periodicity of the event in the Interval menu. If “Irregular” is
selected, enter the number of days in the field to the right of the
interval selector.
The Age menu is not used to send requests.
7. Click Apply and click OK to schedule.
14.4.3
Get Responses Tab
Use the Get Responses tab to schedule
the retrieval of batch responses.
Note:
If Send Requests have been
scheduled, consider scheduling
Get Responses on the following
day
1. Select the Get Responses tab
2. Click Add. The Event Scheduler
dialog box opens.
3. Select an event type in the Type menu.
4. Select a date in the When menu.
5. Enter the time (hour:minute:second AM or PM) in the field below the
date. Use the following format
HH:MM:SS AM (or PM)
6. Set how often the event repeats in the Interval menu. If “Irregular” is
selected, enter the number of days in the field to the right of the
interval selector.
The Age menu is not used to send requests.
7. Click Apply and OK to schedule.
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14.4.4
Database Tab
Use the Database tab to schedule the
automatic execution of database
maintenance functions such as backup,
compress, or purge.
1. Select the Database tab
2. Click Add. The Event Scheduler
dialog box opens.
3. Select an event type in the Type menu.
4. Select a date in the When menu.
5. Enter the time (hour:minute:second AM or PM) in the field below the
date. Use the following format
HH:MM:SS AM (or PM)
6. Set how often the event repeats in the Interval menu. If “Irregular” is
selected, enter the number of days in the field to the right of the
interval selector.
7. Set the age of affected records in the Age menu. Only records older
than the number of days defined in step are affected.
8. Click Apply and click OK to schedule.
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14.4.5
History Tab
The History tab lists any scheduled events
that occurred as successful or
unsuccessful. Use the History tab to verify
scheduled events.
Note:
14.5
If the event was unsuccessful,
submit the request or response
retrieval in the Program Summary
window or use the Database
Utilities for database maintenance.
Security Admin (Add Users)
Use Security Admin to set up new TDHconnect 3.0 users.
Note:
TDHconnect 3.0 is set up with a default user called Admin.
1. Expand the System folder in TDHconnect Explorer.
2. Double click Security Admin. The Loading Users. . .
progress dialog box opens. Once all users are
loaded, this dialog box closes and the Security
Administration dialog box opens.
3. Click Add User. The Security
Wizard–Step 1 dialog box opens.
Follow the step-by-step instructions
in the Security Wizard to add a user.
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14.5.1
Security Wizard Step 1
Note:
The orange square on the diagram on the
left side of the dialog box indicates the
current step in the process.
Fields with bold titles are required fields.
4. Enter the User ID, Full Name, and a
Description for the user.
5. Enter password in the “Password field.” New
users are asked to change their password the
first time they login.
6. Click Next to advance to the next step.
7. Select the programs that the user can access
by double clicking a program name in the
Program Options menu. The program name is
moved to the Selections menu.
Double click a program name in the Selections
menu to deselect it. The program name is
moved to the Program Options menu.
8. Click Next to continue.
9. Select the options that the new user is
authorized to use.
•
A
indicates that the user has access, and an
•
Change the settings by double clicking on the
•
Double click the user ID to expand a list of
available programs.
•
Double click a program name (such as
Medicaid) to expand a list of options
available for that program.
•
Double click an option to expand a list of
functions available for that option.
indicates that a user does NOT have access.
or
symbols
10. Click Next when done.
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14.5.2
Security Wizard Step 4
Step four summarizes the functions that the user
can complete.
To change a selection, click Back, or
Click Finish to add the user.
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Connecting to TMHP
The only way to connect to the TMHP website is through an Internet Service Provider (ISP). This incurs the
cost of having an ISP.
1. Connect to your ISP if not already connected.
2. Open Internet Explorer.
3. In the address line, enter www.tmhp.com. The TMHP website opens and displays the TMHP home
page.
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Using the TDHconnect System Totals Window
The TDHconnect 3.0 System Totals window is the default window in TDHconnect 3.0. It features the
following four tabs: Program Summary, Send Requests, Retrieve Responses, and Retrieve Other.
16.1
Program Summary Tab
The Program Summary tab contains the
following columns of information:
• Program–Blue Shield, CIDC,
Family Planning, Long Term Care,
Medicaid, and Medicare.
• Request types (Subsystem)–
Eligibility, Claims, CSI, Appeals,
Adjustments, and MESAV.
• Request status–the number of
Completed, Submitted, Accepted, or
Rejected requests.
16.1.1
Batch Request Status
Important: It is critically important to download all submitted claims and appeals to see if any were
rejected and work them immediately. Files are not available after 30 days.
• Completed. A request (Eligibility, Claim, Appeal, or Claim Status Inquiry) was entered into TDHconnect
and passed all the local edits, but it has not been submitted to TMHP. Completed requests convert to
Submitted status after being sent to TMHP in a batch.
• Incomplete (displayed in Claims section only). The request was entered into TDHconnect but did not
pass all the local edits and is not ready to submit to TMHP. Incomplete requests convert to Completed
status after completion.
• Submitted. The request has been transmitted to TMHP for processing (see Section 16.2, Send
Requests Tab, on page 48). Submitted requests convert to Processed status after the response is
downloaded from TMHP.
• Processed (displayed in later sections). Twenty-four hours after submitting a request, download the
request to see if it was accepted or rejected.
• Accepted. Electronically-submitted requests that have passed the acceptance edits at TMHP, have
been assigned an ICN (a unique claim number) and are processing in the TMHP system.
Note:
An Accepted claim does not guarantee payment. Accepted status indicates only that the claim is
accepted for further processing. Whether the claim is paid or denied is not determined until after it
finishes processing.
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Important: To see the status of accepted claims, check your Remittance & Status (R&S) reports or run a
claim status inquiry. You must have a signed Claim Status Inquiry Authorization form on file
with TMHP to perform claim status inquiries. Call TMHP (1-888-863-3638) and also see
Section 19, Medicaid Claim Status Inquiry, on page 93 for a blank agreement form.
• Rejected. Electronically-submitted requests that received a response indicating the request has been
rejected due to errors. You can correct and resubmit these requests.
Note:
16.1.2
Rejected claims do not receive an ICN and do not appear on the R&S report, nor do they appear
on a claim status inquiry.
Batch Transmission Process
A common error is to click OK in claims or appeals and assume that the transaction has been sent to
TMHP. Another common error is to submit the claim or appeal to TMHP but not retrieve the response the
next day to see if the claim or appeal was accepted or rejected.
Important: Unless all four steps of a batch transmission (see diagram below) are performed, you may
overlook rejected claims or appeals, resulting in possible loss of reimbursement.
16.2
Send Requests Tab
The Send Requests tab allows the user to send batches or groups of appeals, claims, claim status
inquiries, or eligibility requests.
1. Use the check boxes in the Send
column to select batches to send
to TMHP.
2. When finished selecting, click
Submit.
3. Once the transmission to TMHP is
completed without errors, open the
Program Summary tab and verify
that the sent requests have
changed from Completed status to
Submitted status.
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16.3
Retrieve Responses Tab
Responses become available approximately 24 hours after submitting requests to TMHP. To view
responses, open the Retrieve Responses tab.
1. Use the check boxes in the
Download column to select the
responses to download.
2. When finished, click Download.
3. To verify that responses were
successfully downloaded, open the
Program Summary tab. Verify that
the status has updated from
Submitted status to Accepted or
Rejected status.
Note:
If you are unable to retrieve a response 48 hours after submitting a request, call the TMHP
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Help Desk at 1-888-863-3638 for assistance.
Important: Rejected claims are not kept by TMHP and are not included in R&S reports or claims status
inquiries. If the rejected claim is within the appropriate filing deadline period based on the date
of service, you may correct and resubmit the rejected claim. If the rejected claim is beyond the
filing deadline, the next deadline to meet is 120 days following the date of the rejection. In this
case, you must print the rejection report, with valid batch ID, to prove timely filing and send it
along with a paper claim to TMHP.
16.4
Retrieve Other Tab
The Retrieve Other tab is used to
electronically download R&S reports
and reference codes.
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16.4.1
Retrieve ER&S Reports
Important: You must have a signed Electronic Remittance and Status (ER&S) Agreement on file with
TMHP before you are allowed to download ER&S reports.
ER&S reports are available weekly at 6:00 a.m., central time, each Monday. To download your ER&S
report:
1. Use the check box in the Download column to select ER&S.
2. Click Download.
3. Click Process ER&S only if there is an error downloading the ER&S.
Note:
16.4.2
You cannot view the ER&S report by using the Retrieve Other tab. To generate and view the ER&S
report after it has been downloaded, see Section 20, Medicaid Electronic Remittance & Status
(ER&S), on page 99 for instructions.
Retrieve Reference Codes
1. Use the check boxes in the Download column to select the reference code types to retrieve.
2. Click Download.
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Medicaid Eligibility
The purpose of an eligibility request is to verify that a client is eligible to receive Texas Medicaid. An
eligibility request returns very helpful information such as if the client is a member of an HMO, has other
insurance, or is no longer eligible for Medicaid eligibility. Refer to the current Texas Medicaid Provider
Procedures Manual for related policy information.
17.1
Changes Due to HIPAA
Under HIPAA, the electronic eligibility request is standard 270, and the electronic eligibility response is
standard 271. The following items have changed:
• The last name and the suffix are now in separate fields on eligibility requests and responses, so
separate the suffix field even if the paper 3087 shows the suffix appended to the last name.
• On the eligibility response, authorization information is no longer available. Call the TMHP Contact
Center at 1-800-925-9126.
• TPR (Third Party Resources) relationship to the insured is no longer available on the eligibility
response.
17.2
Beginning the Eligibility Request
1. Double click Medicaid to expand the Medicaid folder.
2. Double click Eligibility to display the Medicaid Eligibility Request/Response Summary window.
3. Click File>New on the TDHconnect 3.0 menu bar. The Request Information dialog box opens.
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4. Enter the Provider ID (TPI) or click the magnifying glass icon to select the Provider ID. Input the Start
Date and End Date. The Start and End dates can span up to three months. The End Date can be the
current date. The date span must be within the past three years.
5. Input any of the listed field combinations:
Important: Input the minimum amount of information in this section, preferably Medicaid number only,
because any incorrect information will cause the request to fail.
Note:
17.3
•
Medicaid No. or
•
SSN and Last Name or
•
SSN and Date of Birth or
•
Last Name, First Name, and Date of Birth
Suffix is not contained in the “Last Name” field; it has its own field.
Creating an Eligibility Template
In TDHconnect Explorer, double click Medicaid to expand the folder and double click Eligibility.
1. In the TDHconnect 3.0 main menu, click File>New. The Request Information tab opens in the
workspace.
2. Complete the required fields.
3. Once all information has been completed, click Save As Template. You are prompted to select a name
for the template. Enter a name and click OK.
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17.4
Submitting and Retrieving Eligibility Requests
There are two ways to submit eligibility requests: interactive and batch. An interactive request is fast and
done online while you wait, but it can only be done for one client at a time. A batch of requests takes 24
hours (usually overnight), but may include one or many eligibility requests.
17.4.1
Submit/Retrieve Interactive Requests
To submit and retrieve an interactive eligibility request, click Interactive and within a few minutes the
eligibility response, accepted or rejected, is displayed.
17.4.2
Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests
Important: Clicking OK does not send the request to TMHP. Clicking OK stores the request in Completed
status on the provider’s database only. You must do all four steps listed below to send and
retrieve batch requests.
Submit a batch request:
1. Fill out eligibility requests and click OK on each request. Requests are stored in Completed status on
your database.
2. Click Cancel to exit Eligibility.
3. Open the TDHconnect 3.0 System Totals window and select the Send Requests tab.
4. Select the check box for Medicaid Eligibility in the Send column.
5. Click Submit. Requests are changed to Submitted status and are sent to TMHP.
Retrieve a batch request:
1. 24 hours after request submission, open the TDHconnect 3.0 System Totals window and select the
Retrieve Responses tab.
2. Select the check box for Eligibility in the Download column.
3. Click Download. Requests are now changed to Processed status.
4. To view the downloaded response, double click Eligibility under the Medicaid folder (left side of
window), then double click the response.
17.5
Medicaid Eligibility—Response
The response displays client eligibility. Tabs with shaded labels have no information to display.
Note:
HIPAA compliant eligibility responses no longer display authorization information or Relationship to
the Insured on the Other Insurance tab.
Click the Patient icon in the upper right corner of the screen to send client information to the Client
Reference file, which allows the magnifying glass icons to be used later to populate client
information in forms.
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When the Eligibility Save Patient Wizard opens, select the fields to send to the client reference file, or click
Select All, and click Finish. A message states that the patient was updated.
• Select the Managed Care tab to see the HMO or PCCM Texas Health Network information.
• Select the Benefit Limits tab for the latest eyeglass, hearing aid, THSteps dental and THSteps medical
claims.
• Select the Other Insurance tab for information on other insurers for the client. To update the client’s
other insurance, contact Third Party Resources at 1-800-846-7307. See also the Third Party Resources
section in the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual.
• Include an account number before saving client data.
17.6
Printing Eligibility Reports
Six types of eligibility reports may be printed from the Medicaid Eligibility Request/Response Summary.
Transmission
Summary
1. Click a batch eligibility response (has Transmit Type B and a Transmission ID).
2. Click Reports and Transmission Summary to display the report. The
number of accepted or rejected responses is listed.
3. Click Print for a paper copy.
Transmission
Detail
Information
Request
1. Click an accepted batch eligibility response (has Transmit Type B and a
Transmission ID).
2. Click Reports and Transmission Detail. A list of eligibility responses in that
batch is displayed.
3. Click Print for a paper copy.
1. Double-click the completed row near the top of the window. At least one
completed eligibility request is required.
2. Select a request that has been Completed but not Submitted.
3. Click Reports>Information Request on the TDHconnect 3.0 menu bar.
A detailed display of the request is given, but no response information is
available since this request has not yet been submitted to TMHP and
retrieved.
4. Click Print for a paper copy.
Information
Response
1. Select an accepted response, batch or interactive. The response is displayed.
2. To print the response, click Reports, Information Response.
3. Click Print on the TDHconnect 3.0 menu bar.
Interactive
Summary
1. Click Reports and Interactive Summary on the TDHconnect 3.0 menu bar.
2. Input a range of beginning and ending transmit dates.
3. Click OK. A report of eligibility responses is displayed.
4. Click Print for a paper copy.
Batch
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1. Select an interactive or a batch response.
2. Click Reports and Batch Report. The report immediately starts printing a
detailed list of all eligibility responses from the row you selected.
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Medicaid and Family Planning Claims
The Claims program task is used to create, view, submit, change, and delete claims or claim information.
Note:
18.1
See Section 4 of the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual for related policy information.
Changes to Claims Resulting from HIPAA
Under HIPAA, the electronic claim request is standard 837. Professional and eyeglass claims are standard
837P, dental claims are 837D, and inpatient and outpatient claims are 837I. Numerous changes have
occurred to the main tabs (screens) for Patient, Provider, Claim, Diagnosis, Details, and Other Insurance,
and some tabs now have sub-tabs. A claim response for an accepted claim may also be used (click Save
as Appeal) to generate an appeal.
Important: If a claim denies with zero allowed, zero paid amounts (see R&S below), follow up with a new
claim instead of an appeal, within 120 days of the R&S date. If your new claim has the same
provider number, client/Medicaid number, date of service, and billed amount, then the new
claim can be submitted on TDHconnect 3.0. If one of these fields has changed, then the new
claim must be filed as a paper claim.
If a claim rejects (not denies, but rejects) and the claim is beyond the 95-day filing deadline, the rejected
claims report may be printed and sent to TMHP along with a new paper claim if within 120 days of the
rejection. See Claim reports at the end of this section.
Double-click Claims to display the Medicaid Claim Request/Response Summary window.
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To start a new claim, click one of the five icons in the top left corner of the screen
, or
click File>New on the TDHconnect 3.0 menu bar and then the type of claim: Professional, Eyeglass,
Dental, Inpatient, or Outpatient.
Note:
18.2
The HIPAA transactions for Professional and Eyeglass claims are now transaction 837P
(professional), Dental claims are transaction 837D (dental), and Inpatient or Outpatient claims are
transaction 837I (institutional).
Filing Professional Claims
To start a new Professional claim (HIPAA transaction 837P), click the New Professional Claim icon, or
click File>New>Professional on theTDHconnect 3.0 menu bar.
18.2.1
Patient Tab
Click the magnifying glass icon to autopopulate the fields in the client reference files database, or enter the
fields manually. Required fields appear in bold type.
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Provider Tab
The Provider tab has two sub-tabs, Provider Facility, and Referring and Other Provider.
18.2.2.1
Provider Facility Sub-Tab
• Select the Provider tab.
• Click the magnifying glass icon to autopopulate the fields in the provider reference files database, or
enter the fields manually. Required fields appear in bold type.
If services were provided in a place other than the patient’s home or the provider’s facility (such as a
hospital, birthing center, or nursing facility), open the Provider Facility sub-tab and enter information.
Required fields are:
Facility Provider ID, Name, ID type (employer ID or social security number), Other ID (corresponding to ID
type), Service Location, Address, City, State, and Zip Code.
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Referring and Other Provider Sub-Tab
If required by the type of claim to enter a referring or primary care physician, open the Referring and Other
Provider sub-tab and enter the 6–13 character referring Provider ID as a nine-digit TPI, six-digit Medicare
number, or a Universal Provider Identifier Number (UPIN).
Also enter the Last Name and First Name of the referring provider, ID type (employer ID or social security
number), and Other ID (corresponding to ID type). Other fields are optional.
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18.2.3
Claim Tab
If an ambulance, THSteps medical, or authorization number is necessary, open the Claim tab and enter the
necessary data.
Note:
THSteps medical providers, after clicking the “THSteps indicator” field on the Claim tab, will select
an appropriate Condition Code.
NU (Not Used)
S2 (Under Treatment)
ST (New Services Requested)
Indicates the patient had a normal screening, an abnormal screen
without treatment, an abnormal screen initiated treatment, was
referred to another health agency, or to family planning.
Indicates that the client’s screen was abnormal, but the condition is
under treatment.
Indicates new services requested, such as when the client was
referred to the Primary Care Physician or to a specialist.
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18.2.4
Note:
Diagnosis Tab
A diagnosis code is required for professional claims.
1. Select the Diagnosis tab.
2. Input the HCPCS or CPT code to the highest level of specificity. If uncertain of the code, press <F2>
while the cursor is in the Code column to bring up diagnosis codes in the reference files. More than
one diagnosis code may be entered.
3. Input the Description in the appropriate column.
Note:
THSteps CCP Pharmacies. The following note is found in Section 40 of the Texas Medicaid
Provider Procedures Manual: “Pharmacies using their VP TPI should obtain prior authorization for
prescription medications not paid through the Vendor Drug Program. If a claim is submitted without
a diagnosis, then a provider must attach documentation establishing medical necessity and a
signed prescription from a physician (MD or DO). Electronic claims must have diagnosis code
V7999 for the claim to be accepted.” Instead, use the HIPAA compliant diagnosis code for
THSteps CCP Pharmacies is V7285 (Other Specified Examination).
Independent Laboratory providers. Section 25 of the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual
states the following: “Independent laboratories and pathologists do not have to supply Medicaid
with a diagnosis except when billing the following procedures…”. If the procedure being billed by
independent laboratory providers is not one of the procedures listed in that section requiring a
diagnosis code by policy, they may use diagnosis code V726 (Laboratory Examination) for the
claim to be accepted.
Radiology providers. If no other diagnosis code is available, use V725 (Radiological Examination, Not
Elsewhere Classified).
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18.2.5
Note:
Details Tab
Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen to access fields on the right hand side of the window.
This window is shown in two graphics to display all of the scrolling area.
1. Select the Details tab and enter the date of service in MM/DD/YYYY format
2. Tab to the POS column and use the drop-down menu to select place of service (POS).
3. Click in the “Procedure Code ID” field and use the drop-down menu to select the type of procedure
code (HCPCS; HIEC; National Drug Code in 4-4-2 format, 5-3-2 format, 5-4-1 format, 5-4-2 format, or
Mutually Defined).
4. Input the Procedure Code. If needed, press <F2> to bring up procedure codes in the reference files for
assistance. Type of Service (TOS) is automatically inserted by C21 based on the procedure code
entered.
5. Genetic providers must use the “Remarks Code” field (after completing the “Procedure Code” field) to
enter the five-character local procedure code that identifies the DNA test or laboratory enzyme test
performed.
6. Dental claims for Orthodontics require a remarks code. See Medicaid Bulletin 174.
7. Input any needed modifier codes (Mod 1 through Mod 4).
8. If needed, enter anesthesia minutes (Ane Min).
9. Input the diagnosis reference (Diag Ref) to refer to the most important diagnosis code entered on the
Diagnosis tab.
10. Input the quantity (Qty) and Unit Price. The Total Charges are calculated.
11. Use the scroll bar to gain access to the fields on the right hand side of the window.
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12. If the provider is a member of a group, enter the nine-digit performing provider number (Perform
Provider ID) and name (Perf Last Name).
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18.2.6
Other Insurance Tab
The Other Insurance tab has sub-tabs for three other insurance entries, and each of these entries has two
sub-tabs for company and subscriber information.
18.2.6.1
Company Sub-Tab
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1. To list the client's other insurance, open the Other Insurance tab and select the Source of Payment,
such as Commercial Insurance.
2. If the other insurance delays and does not reply (see the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures
Manual), click the Delay Indicator check box and enter the bill date.
3. If an Adjustment Reason Code is applicable, select it and enter the Disposition Date and paid amount
(Paid Amt).
4. Input the Other Insurance Company information: Company Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code and
telephone number.
5. If a verbal denial was received from the other insurer, click the Verbal Denial check box and enter the
date they were contacted (Verbal Date), the Contact Name, and a Comment regarding the
conversation. The Disposition indicator on the Other Insurance tab can be used to indicate if the other
insurer denied, did not file, paid, or issued no response.
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Other Insurance Tab with Subscriber Sub-Tab
To enter information about the insured, open the Subscriber tab on the lower right side of the Other
Insurance sub-tab.
Enter the ID/SSN, Last Name, First Name, Group/Policy Number, and Group/Employer Name.
18.3
Submitting and Retrieving Requests
There are two ways to submit Medicaid claims on TDHconnect 3.0: interactive or batch. An interactive
claim is accepted or rejected online while you wait, but must be done one claim at a time. A batch of claims
takes 24 hours (usually overnight) to be accepted or rejected, and can include one or many claims.
Note:
18.3.1
Accepted claims do not guarantee payment, only that they are accepted for further processing and
will be paid or denied at a later date.
Submit/Retrieve Interactive Requests
To submit and retrieve an interactive claim, click Interactive. Within a few minutes the claim response,
accepted or rejected, is displayed.
18.3.2
Note:
Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests
Clicking OK does not send the request to TMHP. Clicking OK stores the request in Completed
status on the provider’s database only. You must do all four steps listed below to send and retrieve
batch requests.
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18.3.2.1
Submit a Batch Request
1. Fill out the claim and click OK. Repeat for each claim. Claims are stored in Completed status on the
provider’s database.
2. Click Cancel to exit Claims and go back to the TDHconnect System Totals window.
3. In the TDHconnect System Totals window, open the Send Requests tab.
4. Select the check box for Medicaid Claims in the Send column.
5. Click Submit. Requests are changed to Submitted status and are sent to TMHP.
18.3.2.2
Retrieve Responses to a Batch Request
1. 24 hours after request submission, go to the TDHconnect 3.0 System Totals window and open the
Retrieve Responses tab.
2. Select the check box for Claims in the Download column.
3. Click Download. Requests are now changed to Processed status.
4. To view the downloaded response, double click Claims under the Medicaid folder in TDHconnect
Explorer, then double click the response.
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Eyeglass Claims
After double-clicking Claims under Medicaid, click the Eyeglass icon, or click File>New>Eyeglass.
Note:
18.4.1
Note:
The Patient tab, Provider tab, Diagnosis tab, and Other Insurance tab are identical to the
professional (837P) claim previously covered. The Claim tab and Details tab are described below.
Claim Tab
Eyeglass claims require eyeglass-specific information.
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18.4.2
Note:
Details Tab
Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen to access fields on the right hand side of the window.
This window is shown in two graphics to display all of the scrolling area.
1. Select the Details tab and enter the date of service in MM/DD/YYYY format.
2. Tab to the POS column and use the drop-down box to select place of service (POS).
3. Click inside the “procedure code ID” field and use the drop-down box to select the type of procedure
code (HCPCS; HIEC; National Drug Code in 4-4-2 format, 5-3-2 format, 5-4-1 format, 5-4-2 format, or
Mutually Defined).
4. Input the Procedure Code. If needed, press <F2> to bring up procedure codes in the reference files for
assistance. Type of Service (TOS) is automatically inserted by C21 based on procedure code entered.
5. Input any needed modifier codes (Mod 1 through Mod 4).
6. Input the diagnosis reference (Diag Ref) to refer to the most important diagnosis code entered on the
Diagnosis tab.
7. Input the quantity (Qty) and Unit Price. The Total Charges are calculated.
8. Use the scroll bar to gain access to the fields on the right hand side of the window.
If the provider is a member of a group, enter the nine-digit performing provider number (Perform Provider
ID) and name (Perf Last Name).
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Dental Claims
To fill out a dental claim (HIPAA transaction 837D), double-click Claims in the Medicaid folder, then click
the Dental icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, or click File>New>Dental.
Note:
18.5.1
Note:
18.5.2
The Patient tab, Provider tab, and Other Insurance tab are identical on the professional (837P)
claim previously covered. The Claim tab and Details tab are described below.
Claim Tab
Dental claims require dental-specific information on the Claim tab.
Details Tab
Dental claims require dental-specific information on the Details tab.
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Inpatient Claims
To fill out an inpatient claim (HIPAA transaction 837I), double-click Claims in the Medicaid folder, then click
the Inpatient icon, or click File>New>Inpatient.
Note:
18.6.1
The Other Insurance tab is identical on the professional (837P) claim previously covered. The
Patient tab, Provider tab, Claim tab, Diagnosis tab, and Details tab are described below.
Patient Tab
Required fields:
• Account No., Medicaid No., and provider-defined Medical Record No.
• Last Name and First Name
• Sex, Date of Birth, Street Address, City, State, and Zip Code
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18.6.2
Provider Tab
The Provider tab has two sub-tabs within it:
• Billing and Attending Providers
• Operating and Other Providers
18.6.2.1
Billing and Attending Providers Sub-Tab
Required fields:
• Billing Provider’s Provider ID, Facility Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, and Tax ID No.
• Attending Provider’s Provider ID, Last Name, First Name, ID Type (Employer ID or Social Security No.),
and Other ID (corresponding to ID type).
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18.6.2.2
Operating and Other Provider Sub-Tab
Required fields (if applicable):
• Operating Provider ID, Last Name, and First Name
• The Other Provider ID, Last Name, and First Name
18.6.3
Claim Tab
Click the Claim tab to enter claim data.
Required fields:
• From Date and To Date
• Authorization Number (if needed), Patient Status, and Type of Bill
• Admission Date, Hour, Type, and Source
• Days Covered and Non-Covered
• Discharge Hour
Include any applicable occurrence codes and dates, and any applicable condition codes.
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18.6.4
Diagnosis Tab
Click the Diagnosis tab to enter diagnoses. At least one diagnosis code is required.
18.6.5
Details Tab
The Details tab has three sub-tabs: Accommodation Details, Ancillary Details, and Surgery Details.
18.6.5.1
Accommodation Details
To enter data for accommodations, open the Accommodation Details sub-tab.
Note:
Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen to access fields on the right hand side of the window.
This window is shown in two graphics to display all of the scrolling area.
Required fields:
• Revenue code (Rev Code)
• Days
• Daily Rate
The Non-covered charges column may be used to report specific non-covered amounts.
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Ancillary Details
Click the Ancillary Details sub-tab of the Details tab to enter ancillary charges.
Note:
This window is shown in two graphics to display all of the scrolling area.
Required fields:
• Revenue codes (Rev Code)
• Units
• Total Charges
Unit price is required for revenue codes 100-219.
The Non-Covered Charges column may be used to report line specific non-covered amounts.
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18.6.5.3
Surgery Details
Click the Surgery Details sub-tab of the Details tab to enter surgery charges.
Optional fields:
• Surgical Code
• Procedure Information (HCPCS or ICD-9 code)
• Date of Service
18.7
Outpatient Claims
To fill out an outpatient claim (HIPAA transaction 837I), double-click Claims in the Medicaid folder, and
then click the Outpatient icon, or click File>New>Outpatient.
The Diagnosis tab and Other Insurance tab is identical on the Professional (837P) claim previously
covered. The Patient tab, Claim tab, and Details tab are described in the following sections.
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18.7.1
Patient Tab
Required fields:
• Account No., Medicaid No., and provider-defined Medical Record No.
• Last Name and First Name
• Sex, Date of Birth, Street Address, City, State, and Zip Code
18.7.2
Provider Tab
The Provider tab has two sub-tabs, Billing and Attending Providers, and Operating and Other Providers.
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18.7.2.1
Billing and Attending Providers
18.7.2.2
Operating and Other Providers
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18.7.3
Claim Tab
Click the Claim tab to enter claim information.
Required fields:
• Admission Date and Hour
• Type of Bill
Optional fields:
• Authorization Number
• Discharge Hour
• Occurrence Codes and dates
• Condition Codes
18.7.4
Details Tab
Click the Details tab to enter details information.
Note:
Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen to access fields on the right hand side of the window.
This window is shown in two graphics to display all of the scrolling area.
Required fields:
• Date of Service
• Diagnosis reference (Diag Ref)
• Quantity (Qty)
• Total Charges
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• Procedure Code ID is the type of procedure code such as HCPCS; HIEC; National Drug Code in 4-4-2
format, 5-3-2 format, 5-4-1 format, 5-4-2 format, or Mutually Defined.
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18.8
Family Planning Claims
To fill out a Family Planning claim (2017 form), double-click Family Planning to expand the folder, doubleclick Claims, and then click the Create New Claim icon on the TDHconnect toolbar, or select File>New
from the TDHconnect menu bar.
The Diagnosis tab and Other Insurance tab is identical on the Professional (837P) claim previously
covered. The Patient tab, Provider tab, Claim tab, and Details tab are described in the following sections.
18.8.1
Patient Tab
Click the Patient tab to enter patient information.
Required fields appear in bold text after the appropriate Family Planning Program is selected.
18.8.2
Provider Tab
The Provider tab has two sub-tabs: Facility Provider, and Referring and Other Provider.
Required fields:
• Billing Provider ID and Last/Organization Name
• Address, City, State, and Zip Code
• Tax ID
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Claim Tab
Click the Claim tab to enter claim information.
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Details Tab
Click the Details tab to enter details information.
Note:
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Submitting and Retrieving Requests
There are two ways to submit Family Planning claims on TDHconnect 3.0: interactive or batch. An
interactive claim is accepted or rejected online while you wait, but must be done one claim at a time. A
batch of claims takes 24 hours (usually overnight) to be accepted or rejected and can include one or many
claims.
Note:
Accepted claims do not guarantee payment, only that they are accepted for further processing and
will be paid or denied at a later date.
18.8.5.1
Submit/Retrieve Interactive Requests
To submit and retrieve an interactive claim, click Interactive. Within a few minutes the claim response,
accepted or rejected, is displayed.
18.8.5.2
Note:
Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests
Clicking OK does not send the request to TMHP. Clicking OK stores the request in Completed
status on the provider’s database only. You must do all four steps listed below to send and retrieve
batch requests.
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Submit a Batch Request
1. Fill out the claim and click OK. Repeat for each claim. Claims are stored in Completed status on your
database.
2. Click Cancel to exit Claims and go back to the TDHconnect System Totals window.
3. In the TDHconnect System Totals window, open the Send Requests tab.
4. Select the check box for Family Planning Claims in the Send column.
5. Click Submit. Requests are changed to Submitted status and are sent to TMHP.
Retrieve Responses to a Batch Request
1. 24 hours after request submission, go to the TDHconnect 3.0 System Totals window and open the
Retrieve Responses tab.
2. Select the check box for Claims in the Download column.
3. Click Download. Requests are now changed to Processed status.
4. To view the downloaded response, double click Claims under the Family Planning folder in
TDHconnect Explorer, then double click the response.
18.9
Printing Reports
Seven types of claim reports may be printed from the Medicaid Claim Request/Response Summary.
• Transmission Summary. Click a batch claim response (has Transmit Type B and a Transmission ID).
Click Reports>Transmission Summary to display the report. The number of accepted or rejected
claim responses is listed. Click Print for a paper copy.
• Transmission Detail. Click an accepted batch claim response (has Transmit Type B and a Transmission
ID, and the No. of Requests is greater than the No. Rejected). Click Reports>Transmission Detail. A
list of claim responses in that batch is displayed. Click Print for a paper copy.
• Interactive Summary. Click Reports and Interactive Summary. The Interactive Transmission Report
dialog box opens.
• Input a range of beginning and ending transmit dates and click OK.
• A report of claim responses is displayed. Click Print for a paper copy.
• Error Summary. Click a batch claim response (has Transmit Type B and a Transmission ID) and the
No. Rejected must be greater than zero. Click Reports>Error Summary. A list of rejected claims and
errors in the batch is displayed. Click Print for a paper copy.
• Claim Detail. Double click an interactive or batch claim response. Click Reports>Claim Detail. A
detailed list of the claim is displayed. Click Print for a paper copy.
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• Completed Claims. Click Reports and Completed Claims. A detailed list of all completed claims
immediately starts printing.
• Rejected Claims. Click Reports and Rejected Claims. A detailed list of all rejected claims immediately
starts printing. This report can be very useful for working rejected claims. Remember that you will not
see rejected claims on your R&S report or on a claim status inquiry.
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Medicaid Claim Status Inquiry
Important: Before using Claim Status Inquiry (CSI), you must fax in a CSI request form, even though
claim status inquiry is a built-in function of TDHconnect. A blank Claim Status Inquiry
Authorization form is included in the back of this workbook.
Note:
Rejected claims are not displayed in CSI responses, only claims that are in process, paid, or
denied status.
Contact:
For claims assistance, call the TMHP Contact center at 1-800-925-9126.
For LTC claims assistance, call the LTC Help Desk at 1-800-626-4117 (1-512-335-4729 in Austin).
19.1
Create a New CSI Request
CSI requests retrieve information on the status of claims that were accepted into the TMHP system,
regardless of whether the claims were submitted on paper or electronically. To create a new CSI request:
1. Double click CSI to display the Medicaid Claim Status Inquiry Request/Response Summary window.
2. There are two types of CSI requests, Provider Patient Request and Claim Request. To open a new
request, do one of the following:
• Click File>New Request on the TDHconnect 3.0 menu bar.
• Click the Provider Patient Request icon.
• Click the Claim Request icon.
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19.1.1
Provider Patient Request
This batch request retrieves claim information for a specific client and provider over a range of up to three
months of service dates, and this three month window can go back three years. Although the range of
service dates can span only up to three months, several requests could be submitted in a batch to cover a
longer range of service dates.
Required fields:
• Service Begin Date
• Service End Date
• Provider ID and Last/Organization Name
• Client Medicaid No., Last Name, and First Name
The Service Begin Date and Service End Date may be typed in, or use the down arrow to select a range of
dates. A span of up to three months can be used, going back three years. The Service End Date can be
the current date.
Click OK to save as a completed batch CSI request to be sent to TMHP later.
Important: Clicking OK does not send the request to TMHP. Clicking OK stores the request in Completed
status on the provider’s database only. You must follow the procedure described in Section
18.3.2, Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests, on page 65 to send and retrieve batch requests.
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19.1.2
Claims Request
This request is very useful for quickly finding the status of one claim. This request may be sent interactively
or as a batch.
Required fields:
• Claim Number (24 digits)
• Provider ID (nine-digit TPI), and Last/Organization Name
• Client’s Medicaid No., Last Name, and First Name
Interactive Claim Request
Click Interactive to get an immediate response. Since this request deals with just one claim,
Interactive mode is recommended.
Batch Claim Request
Click OK to save as a batch request to be sent to TMHP later.
19.2
Submitting and Retrieving Requests
19.2.1
Submit/Retrieve Interactive Requests
To submit and retrieve an interactive request (such as a Claim Request), fill out the request and click
Interactive. You will receive a response while online.
19.2.2
Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests
Important: Clicking OK does not send the request to TMHP. Clicking OK stores the request in Completed
status on the provider’s database only. You must follow the procedure described in Section
18.3.2, Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests, on page 65 to send and retrieve batch requests.
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Submit a Batch Request
1. Fill out the CSI request and click OK. Repeat as needed for each CSI request.
2. Click Cancel to exit. The TDHconnect 3.0 System Totals window is displayed.
3. Select the Send Requests tab.
4. Select the check box for Medicaid CSI in the Send column.
5. Click Submit.
Retrieve a Batch Request
1. 24 hours after request submission, go to the System Totals window and select the Retrieve Responses
tab.
2. Select the check box for CSI in the Download column.
3. Click Download. Requests are now changed to Processed status.
4. To view the downloaded response, double click CSI under the Medicaid folder (left side of window),
then double click the response.
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19.3
Medicaid CSI—Printing Reports
Two types of CSI reports may be printed from the Medicaid Claim Status Inquiry Request/Response
Summary.
• Response Report. Click an accepted CSI response (number of requests is greater than the number
rejected). Click Reports, Response Report, and Claim Report. Click Print for a paper copy.
• Batch Report. Select interactive or batch response, click Reports>Batch Report. The report
immediately starts printing a detailed list of all CSI responses from the row you selected.
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Note:
Medicaid Electronic Remittance & Status (ER&S)
Refer to the current Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual, Section 4, Appendix C and
Appendix D for related information and a copy of the ER&S Agreement. You can also call the
TMHP EDI Help Desk at 1-888-863-3638 for this form.
To view ER&S information, double-click ER&S to display the Medicaid ER&S Summary List window.
To display a specific ER&S report, double-click the row of the report.
20.1
Download an ER&S Report
Before generating a report:
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1. Open the TDHconnect System Totals window.
2. Open the Retrieve Other tab.
3. Select the check box in the Download column for ER&S.
4. Click Download.
Note:
ER&S reports are available to download at 6:00 a.m. each Monday. A good practice is to download
them weekly.
20.2
Generate an ER&S Report
In the Medicaid ER&S Summary List window, click File>Generate R&S.
Required fields are:
• Provider ID
• Start Date
• End Date
• Claim Status (check one)
The Start Date is usually a Friday and
the End Date is usually the following
Monday.
Click Display Report to see the
report.
20.3
Medicaid ER&S—Print Report
• Click Print to print the ER&S report.
• Use the forward or backward arrows to see other pages.
• The down arrow on the size (100%) box reduces or enlarges the image.
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Note:
Medicaid Appeals
Refer to Section 5 in the current Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual for related policy
information.
Important: If a claim denies with zero allowed, zero paid amounts (see R&S below), follow up with a new
claim (not an appeal) within 120 days of the R&S date. See Section 13, Medicaid Claims on
page 41 for details. An appeal cannot be filed on a pending claim. The ER&S Report has a
section for pending claims, identified by The following claims are being processed. The
pending claim must finalize and be paid or denied before an appeal may be filed.
21.1
Changes to Appeals Resulting From HIPAA
The following items reflect changes to appeals resulting from HIPAA:
• All required data on the appeal must be completed, not just the data being changed from the original
claim.
• Appeals look similar to claims, with the exception of three fields on the Patient tab of the appeal. See
Section 21.4, Appeal Fields, on page 104.
• Changes to surgical procedure codes on inpatient claims must be appealed on paper with supporting
documentation for review.
• Appeals must include all detail lines on the original claim, in the same order as on the original claim. An
appeal will reject if it contains fewer detail lines than the original claim being appealed.
• An added detail line must be submitted as a separate new day claim.
Reminders:
• If the appeal requires additional paperwork, such as on ambulance claims, the appeal must be sent on
paper.
• Crossover claims must be submitted on paper, along with a Remittance Advice from Medicare.
• Appeals with dates of service prior to October 16, 2003 should contain Medicaid local procedure codes,
if applicable.
• TDHconnect appeals are only by batch; there are no interactive TDHconnect appeals.
Note:
21.2
If a Provider who files eyeglass appeals converts data from TDHconnect 2.0 to TDHconnect 3.0,
any rejected eyeglass appeals that were stored in TDHconnect 2.0 will have to be manually
re-entered in TDHconnect 3.0 before resubmitting the eyeglass appeal.
Three Ways to Complete TDHconnect Appeals
There are three ways to complete TDHconnect appeals:
• Create an appeal from an accepted TDHconnect claim
• Create an appeal from an ER&S report
• Start from a blank TDHconnect appeal
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21.3
Create an Appeal from an Accepted TDHconnect Claim
To create an appeal from an accepted TDHconnect claim, perform the following steps:
1. Click the Save as Appeal tab at the bottom of an opened claim in the Claims section of TDHconnect.
Important: Remember that the claim being appealed must be finalized (paid or denied) before it can be
appealed.
2. A message appears:
•
An incomplete appeal has been generated and saved
•
user must go to appeals in TDHconnect to complete the appeal
•
before submitting verify that the claim is in appealable status
3. Go to Appeals and double-click the Incomplete Appeals row, then double-click the appropriate appeal
from the list of Incomplete Appeals.
4. Fill out any missing information required on the appeal. The fields for appeals are the same as for
claims of the same type with one exception: the Patient tab has three additional fields not found on
claims. See Section 21.4, Appeal Fields, on page 104. For frequency code, select seven for an appeal
or eight for a void (recoupment), enter the original ICN as a 15 or 24-digit claim number, and the
original Medicaid number is filled in for you.
Important: Remember that bolded fields are required, and other fields may be necessary depending on
the type of appeal.
Click OK on the appeal to save it in completed status to be submitted later to TMHP.
Appeals are only submitted by batch, not interactively. A batch can contain one or more
appeals.
Clicking OK does not send the request to TMHP. Clicking OK stores the request in Completed
status on the provider’s database only. Follow the procedure described in Section 17.4.2,
Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests, on page 53 to send and retrieve batch requests.
21.3.1
Create an Appeal from an ER&S Report
To create an appeal from an ER&S report, perform the following steps:
1. Open the Appeals window by double-clicking Appeals on the left side of the TDHconnect System
Totals window.
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2. Click File>From ER&S, or click the icon on the TDHconnect 3.0 menu bar to create an appeal from an
ER&S report. The ER&S Search window appears.
Important: If you have not signed up to receive ER&S reports, you may do so by filling out an ER&S
agreement and faxing it in to the Electronic data interchange department of TMHP.
3. In the ER&S Search window, enter search criteria to find the claim to be appealed and click Search.
4. Click the claim being appealed and click Create.
5. Fill out any missing information required on the appeal. The fields for Appeals are the same as for
claims of the same type with one exception: the Patient tab has three additional fields not found on
claims. See Section 21.4, Appeal Fields, on page 104. For frequency code, select seven for an appeal
or eight for a void (recoupment), enter the original ICN as a 15-or 24-digit claim number, and the
original Medicaid number is filled in for you.
Important: Remember that bolded fields are required, and other fields may be necessary depending on
the type of appeal.
Click OK on the appeal to save it in completed status to be submitted later to TMHP.
Appeals are only submitted by batch, not interactively. A batch can contain one or more
appeals.
Clicking OK does not send the request to TMHP. Clicking OK stores the request in Completed
status on the provider’s database only. You must follow the procedure described in Section
17.4.2, Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests, on page 53 to send and retrieve batch requests.
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21.3.2
Create an Appeal from a Blank Form
To create an appeal from a blank form, perform the following steps:
1. Open the Appeals window by double-clicking Appeals on the left side of the TDHconnect 3.0 System
Totals window.
2. Click File>New, then one of the following:
•
Professional
•
Eyeglass
•
Dental
•
Inpatient
•
Outpatient
Or click the icon for the appropriate appeal type on the TDHconnect 3.0 menu bar.
3. Fill out all required fields in the corresponding dialog box displayed.
21.4
Appeal Fields
The fields for appeals are the same as for claims of the same type with one exception: the Patient tab has
three additional fields not found on claims.
• Frequency Code. Select the value of seven to indicate an appeal, or eight to void (recoup) the entire claim. To
recoup only a detail line on a claim, fill out the entire appeal and enter the value 0 (zero) for the “Unit Price” field on
the Details tab.
• Original ICN. Input the 15 or 24-digit claim number of the claim being appealed.
• Original Medicaid Number. Input the nine-digit client Medicaid number used on the claim being
appealed.
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Medicaid Appeals—Submitting and Retrieving Requests
21.5.1
Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests
When finished entering data, click OK to save the completed appeal to be submitted to TMHP later.
Important: Clicking OK does not send the request to TMHP. Clicking OK stores the request in Completed
status on the provider’s database only. Follow the procedure described in Section 17.4.2,
Submit/Retrieve Batch Requests, on page 53 to send and retrieve batch requests.
Appeals are only submitted by batch, not interactively. A batch can contain one or more appeals. To submit
and retrieve a batch of appeals, perform the steps described in the following sections.
Submit a Batch Request
1. Fill out the appeal and click OK. Repeat as needed for each appeal.
2. Click Cancel to exit. The TDHconnect System Totals window is displayed.
3. Select the Send Requests tab.
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4. Select the check box for Medicaid Appeals in the Send column.
5. Click Submit.
Retrieve a Batch Request
1. Twenty-four hours after request submission, go to the TDHconnect System Totals window and select
the Retrieve Responses tab.
2. Select the check box for Appeals in the Download column.
3. Click Download. Requests are now changed to Processed status.
4. To view the downloaded response, double click Appeals under the Medicaid folder (left side of
window), then double click the response.
21.6
Medicaid Appeals—Printing Reports
Six types of appeals reports may be printed from the Medicaid Appeal Request/Response Summary:
Transmission Summary
1. Click an appeal response.
2. Click Reports>Transmission Summary to display the report. The
number of accepted or rejected appeals is listed, along with the
amount billed.
3. Click Print for a paper copy.
Transmission Detail
1. Click an accepted appeal response
2. Click Reports and Transmission Detail. A list of appeal responses in
that batch is displayed.
3. Click Print for a paper copy.
Error Summary
1. Click an appeal response with a processed status and number rejected
greater than zero.
2. Click Reports>Error Summary. A list of rejected appeals and errors in
the batch is displayed.
3. Click Print for a paper copy.
Appeal Detail
1. Double-click an appeal response.
2. Click Reports>Appeal Detail. A detailed list of the appeal is displayed.
3. Click Print for a paper copy.
Completed Appeals
1. Click Reports>Completed Appeals. The following statement appears:
There are __ appeals to print. Do you want to continue?
2. Click Yes to print a detailed list of all completed but not yet submitted
appeals.
Rejected Appeals
1. Click Reports>Print Rejected Appeals. The following message
appears: There are __ appeals to print. Do you want to continue?
2. Click Yes to print a detailed list of all rejected appeals.
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Attachments
22.1
Claim Status Inquiry Authorization Form
This section contains the TMHP Claims Status Inquiry Authorization form.
Note:
This form is for Acute Care providers only. Long Term Care providers should contact the TMHP
EDI Help Desk at 1-888-863-3638 for assistance.
TIP:
Photocopy this form and retain the original for future use.
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This form is for ACUTE CARE providers only.
If you are a Long Term Care provider, contact TMHP’s EDI Help Desk at 888-863-3638 to request the correct form.
The following information MUST be completed before you can be granted Claim Status Inquiry (CSI) access.
1. Enter your Production User ID:
2. Enter your Production User ID Password:
The TMHP Production User ID (Submitter ID) is the electronic mailbox ID used for downloading your Claim
Status Inquiry reports. For assistance with identifying and using your Production User ID and password,
contact your software vendor or clearinghouse.
A
B
3. Select Action:
Add Claim Status Inquiry Privileges
Revoke Claim Status Inquiry Privileges
4. Enter organization information:
List the billing Texas Provider Identifier (TPI) number(s) you choose to access using the Production User ID
given above. Submit additional copies of this form if you need to add more TPI numbers.
Provider Name
7–Digit BILLING TPI Base Number
Must be the name associated with the TPI Base number listed at right.
The first 7 digits of the 9 digit TPI number.*
*Note: Performing TPI numbers do not have Claim Status Inquiry access. Enter only BILLING TPI numbers.
5. Enter Requestor Information:
Name:
Title:
Signature:
Telephone Number:
ext.
Fax Number:
ext.
6. Return this form to:
Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership
Attention: EDI Help Desk, MC–B14
PO Box 204270
Austin, TX 78720-4270
Or Fax to
512-514-4228 or 512-514-4230
DO NOT WRITE IN THIS AREA — For Office Use
Input By:
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TDHconnect Order Form
This section provides the TMHP TDHconnect order form.
TIP:
Photocopy this form and retain the original for future use.
TDHconnect Order Form
TDHconnect is the software owned by the State of Texas for interfacing into the TexMedNet system. You
will be able to use Eligibility, Claims Submission, Claim Status Inquiry, Remittance and Status Report,
Appeals, TexMedNet Email, and access the TexMedNet BBS using this software. The system requirements
for TDHconnect are listed on the bottom of this page. You should acquire at the least, the minimum PC
requirements before ordering TDHconnect. This form should be faxed to 1-512-514-4228 or
1-512-514-4230. You should receive your software and User IDs within two weeks of our receipt of the
form. Installation instructions will be enclosed with your software.TDHconnect includes an online help file
containing all necessary information for the operation of TDHconnect. However, if you find you need further
assistance using TDHconnect, workshop-style classes are available. Contact the TDHconnect workshop
registration line at 1-512-514-3250 for information regarding TDHconnect workshops.
Only one TDHconnect order form for your location is necessary. If you have multiple billing Texas Provider
Identifiers (TPIs), list all TPIs in the “Billing TPI(s)” field. Send a separate attachment listing all billing TPIs
if there are more than seven.
Organization Name
Billing Texas Provider
Identifier(s)
Contact Name
Contact Phone
Address
City/State/ZIP
TDHconnect Software and Hardware Requirements
Minimum PC Requirements
Recommended PC Requirements
PC with a Pentium class processor
PC with a Pentium 200-MHz or higher processor
16MB of RAM for Windows 95
48MB of RAM for Windows 95 or later
24MB of RAM for Windows 98
64MB of RAM for Windows 98
32MB of RAM for Windows ME
64MB of RAM for Windows ME
24MB of RAM for Windows NT 4.0 w/Service Pack 5 64MB of RAM for Windows NT 4.0
64MB of RAM for Windows 2000 Professional
Operating System
128MB of RAM for Windows 2000 Professional
Operating System
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100MB hard disk space for installation
100MB hard disk space for installation
50MB hard disk space per user per year for
database
50MB hard disk space per user per user per year
for database
CD-ROM drive for installation
CD-ROM drive for installation
800 x 600 VGA (monitor resolution), 256 colors
800 x 600 VGA (monitor resolution), 256 colors
Microsoft Windows 95 or later operating system or
Microsoft Windows NT operating system version
4.0 with Service Pack 5 or later
Microsoft Windows 95 or later operating system or
Microsoft Windows NT operating system version
4.0 with Service Pack 5 or later
8600 bps modem
28800 (or greater) bps modem
Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 (4.05 will be included on
the installation CD)
Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.05 (4.05 will be included
on the installation CD)
Microsoft Internet Explorer (I.E.) 4.01 with Service
Pack 2 (Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 will be
included on the TDHconnect installation CD.)
Microsoft Internet Explorer (I.E.) 5.0 (Microsoft
Internet Explorer 5.0 will be included on the
TDHconnect installation CD).
Last update 03/30/2001
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TDHconnect Order Form — Submission & Shipping Instructions
Standard delivery of the TDHconnect software is via USPS regular mail. Overnight or Next Day Air
shipping is available at Provider’s expense via UPS. Indicate below the shipping method you
prefer:
Standard mail delivery (allow 15 working days)
UPS Overnight
UPS 2nd Day Air
UPS delivery is at Provider’s expense. Enter your UPS Account
Number below. Requests submitted without a valid account number will
be shipped via standard mail delivery.
UPS cannot deliver
to a PO BOX.
Before faxing or mailing this agreement, ensure that all required information
is completely filled out, and that the agreement is signed.
Incomplete agreements cannot be processed.
Mail to:
Fax to:
Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership
Attention: EDI Help Desk MC–B14
PO Box 204270
Austin, TX 78720-4270
(512) 514-4228
= OR =
(512) 514-4230
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Glossary
Accepted Electronically submitted requests that have passed the acceptance edits, been assigned an
ICN, and are processing in the system. Accepted claims appear on your R&S report.
Batch One or more transactions grouped together and submitted for processing. You may
Submission download a response 24 hours after submission.
Completed Request has been entered into TDHconnect 3.0, passed all the local edits, but has not been
submitted. Completed requests convert to Submitted status after being sent in a batch.
Denied A claim that has been denied for payment because it did not pass all program edits. A
denied claim appears on your R&S report in the non-pending section.
Download The process of retrieving electronic files from another system.
Interactive Submission of a single electronic transaction that receives a response during one session.
Submission
Minimize Reduce a window or dialog box to an item on the Windows® taskbar. The minimize button is
on the upper right corner of a window, dialog box, or message.
Operating The version of Windows® you are currently using, such as Windows 95, 98, ME, NT and
System 2000.
Paid A claim that has been approved to pay because it passed the program edits. This claim
appears on the R&S report.
Pended/ A claim that has failed a program edit and is pending edit resolution before continued
Suspended processing. You cannot submit a claim or an adjustment for a claim in the pending section of
Claim your R&S report.
Processed Request has been submitted through TDHconnect 3.0 and a response has been
downloaded. Processed requests cannot be resubmitted.
Rejected Request that has received a response indicating the request has been sent back for errors.
The request may be corrected and resubmitted. Rejected claims do not receive an ICN nor
do they appear on the R&S report. Providers are still bound to submitting a claim within the
original 95-day timeline, but if the rejection is within the 95-day timeline, they may print the
rejection report and submit a new claim with a paper copy of the rejection report within 120
days of the rejection.
Submit A submit error is a software level error that resulted in the batch not being transmitted
Error electronically to TMHP. A submit error is usually the result of keying errors on one or more
claims but could be the result of several different reasons. If the error in the claim(s) cannot
be located, please contact the TMHP EDI Help Desk at 1-888-863-3638.
Submitted Request has been transmitted for processing. Submitted requests convert to Processed
after the response has been downloaded.
Submitter ID The nine-character, numeric ID first issued when providers start to bill electronically. This
should be placed in the “Compass21 user ID” field and/or “CMS user ID” field, located in the
System settings window. You can reach this window by going to Communications>System
Settings.
Template A TDHconnect 3.0 window that shows all the data fields needed to submit a claim or
MESAV request. Templates allow you to save complete or partial data for future use.
TPI Number The nine-character, numeric Texas Provider Identifier number issued to you through
Medicaid.
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Workshop Evaluation
Location (City):
Date:
Presenter(s):
I.
Objective (evaluate from 1 to 5): How well do you feel this workshop has fulfilled its objectives?
This workshop has helped me understand:
Effective
Ineffective
Installation
5
4
3
2
1
Eligibility Inquiries
5
4
3
2
1
Client Database
5
4
3
2
1
Claims Submission
5
4
3
2
1
Claim Status Inquiry
5
4
3
2
1
Electronic Adjustments
5
4
3
2
1
Reference Files
5
4
3
2
1
Electronic Remittance & Status Reports
5
4
3
2
1
Paper Claim Forms
5
4
3
2
1
II. Overall program (evaluate from 1 to 5):
Yes
No
Content was informative and helpful to your office
5
4
3
2
1
Information was clearly presented and easily understood
5
4
3
2
1
Seminar met or exceeded your expectations
5
4
3
2
1
Would recommend this seminar to others
5
4
3
2
1
III. Comments / Suggestions:
IV. How did you hear about this workshop?
V. Complete the following section only if you would like information or you have a question or
problem you need help resolving:
Name:
Provider #:
Provider Name:
Mailing Address:
Phone #:
I would like a visit to discuss the following questions or problems:
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