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    Medisoft Medical Software

    Hi:
    1. I am using Medisoft Accounting Medical SW package.
    2. When the program runs it produces a .prn file.
    3. I am unable to submit this file "electronically", i.e. electronic submission of claims
    4. I am trying to capture this .prn file and then convert it to a .txt file.
    5. One other point: the captured file must capture the formatting and placement as it must be downloaded to what is referred to as a "hccfa" form....i.e. everything must appear in the correct place so that it can, if necessary, be printed to a paper form, although the electronic form at the receivers end is just as important.

    Hope I've been clear...

    Any leads would be appreciated.

    Geronimo

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    Re: Medisoft Medical Software

    I have no experience per se with Medisoft in particular, although I have worked with a lot of healthcare software in the past. I did find a support link for Medisoft but I am not sure if it's a vendor site, or from the developer itself.

    I seem to recall that we have had discussions in the past about PRN files here in the Lounge. One solution is located here; you could also try this preloaded Lounge search to browse the rest of the results.
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    Re: Medisoft Medical Software

    Does this FAQ or this FAQ help? If not, can you attach a censored (no real information) .prn file to a reply post in this thread? The Medisoft information I read it implied that you use blank CMS1500s (HCFA1500s) to print out on, but you are using the software, and I've never seen it. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    FYI but of limited or no use to your problem, they don't officially call 'em HCFA's any more, but after 20 or so years, it's hard to change the nickname overnight:

    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/providers/edi/edi5.asp?

    and in Googling I noticed this:
    http://www.thinedi.com/guide/pdf/exhibit2.pdf
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    Re: Medisoft Medical Software

    Yes, Hi, Thanks for theposts/replies.

    I would like to rephrase my problem. I have read the replies but not quite what I want, unless that is all there is.

    Anyway, as I said I have a .prn file. I want to electronically capture it as a TEXT file so that I can electronically submit the claims.

    What I need to do is capture the.prn file as a TEXT file WITH the necessary formatting information. The fields must appear in the correct location in the TEXT file as they appear in the.prn file.

    Thanks in advance for all your help.

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    Re: Medisoft Medical Software

    I can't tell without seeing a .PRN file; a .TXT file is limited to ASCII characters and it's very unlikely that it could emulate a CMS1500 form layout. Even with a .RPN file I may not be able to help, since I may not have a driver that will work with it; as you can see, PRN files come from a variety of sources. I think you should go back to MediSoft and ask them about what you are trying to do.
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    Re: Medisoft Medical Software

    Prn files are generated for a selected printer driver. This file will contain on the code needed to print the data that is embedded in the file on the selected printer from a DOS prompt. This is how it works by designed.
    That said, if the "generic text" print driver is selected it will generate a "text" file, which will be nothing but PLAIN text and no formatting.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Medisoft Medical Software

    Hi:
    Thanks very very much for the help. Without help I would not have survived this long in life. I am going to pursue the suggestions and try to contact Medisoft.

    Thanks again for being there.

    Regards

    geronimo

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    Re: Medisoft Medical Software

    Not sure what version of Windows you use, but for a long time, there has been a "printer" you could choose with a name similar to GENERIC/TEXT. By setting up this printer, you could print to a file (named with a .TXT extension of whatever you like) in a plain text format without any printer codes. It might or might not have the exact layout you need, but assuming modern versions of Windows still have this driver, it's something to try during the long wait for tech support.

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