OpenEMR 2.8.3 Released

OpenEMR version 2.8.3 and its companion FreeB 0.13 release are now available from SourceForge. This release has had a heavy focus on billing improvements, and is a major upgrade. Some highlights are:

  • Electronic claims support has been rewritten, is much easier and no longer uses FreeB
  • Electronic secondary claims may be generated
  • NDC information may now be included in both electronic and paper claims
  • Improved support for billing codes with modifiers
  • Improved handling of electronic remits (X12 835)
  • Improved tracking of claims history
  • Added a start date for insurance plans, and logic to reference prior plans when appropriate
  • Support for the new HCFA 1500 format
  • Experimental support for multiple concurrent login sessions on the same desktop
  • Added dates and issues to documents and sorting of documents by date
  • Support for individual provider signature images in faxed prescriptions
  • Fee Sheet now supports justification and copays
  • Option to easily view the patient ID card from the patient summary
  • Fixes for known security vulnerabilities
  • Many other improvements and fixes

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