Thom Biller Updates

Introduction

We will use this page to post news and update information concerning the Thom Biller software. Use this page to stay up-to-date and to know when to look for a CD in the mail or to download an update. You can also retrieve update release notes in each section, and the current User's Guide at the bottom of the page.


7/1/20 - Upgrade v20.07a for All Thom Biller Users

This is for all Thom Biller Users.  It updates your commercial payer rate files starting 7/1/20 and supports the new DPH remit files.  Please see the documentation for details.

Here is the up2007a.exe upgrade. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

Here is the documentation.


5/19/20 - Upgrade v20.05a for Thom Programs Only

This is for all Thom programs only.  Please run it before your next off-site billing to bring your version up to match that in Natick.  

 

Here is the up2005a.exe upgrade. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

There is no documentation.


4/27/20 - Upgrade v20.04e for all Thom Biller Users

This is for all Thom Biller users.  It applies the new MED rates.

Here is the up2004e.exe upgrade. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

Here is the documentation.


4/2/20 - Upgrade v20.04b for all Thom Biller Users

This is a replacement for the earlier upgrade posted today (v20.04a).  It has a couple of bug fixes, one involved DPH remit runs.  If you have not run v20.04a, you can skip it and just run this one.  If you have run v20.04a, this upgrade will run much faster as it will not change any data files.

Here is the up2004b.exe upgrade. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

There is the no separate documentation.  Please refer to v20.04a.


4/2/20 - Upgrade v20.04a for all Thom Biller Users

Please run this upgrade as soon as possible.  It now supports telehealth service entry, billing, and reporting to DPH.  See documentation for details.

This upgrade has been removed and replace by v20.04b above.  Please run it instead.

 

Here is the upgrade documentation.


2/14/20 - Upgrade v20.02b for all Thom Users

Please run this upgrade as soon as possible.  See documentation for details.

Here is the up2002b.exe upgrade. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

Here is the upgrade documentation.


2/11/20 - Thom Biller Upgrade v20.02a for Thom Off-sites Only

Please run this upgrade to bring your system up to match that in Natick.  

Here is the up2002a.exe upgrade. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

There is no additional documentation.


2/7/20 - Patch for v19.12a for all Thom Users

Please run this upgrade to apply the patch for v19.12a to fix the current SDR group DENNUM code problem.  This will not change the version on your system, but you will see a small "patch 2/7/20" window in the top right corner after it starts up.  For base/off-site agencies, the patch does NOT need to be run at the off-site locations because they do not do SDRs and the overall version has not changed.  Also, the off-site to base billing exchange will not be affected.

Here is the up1912a2.exe patch. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

There is no additional documentation.


12/18/19 - Upgrade v19.12a for all Thom Users

Please run this upgrade to apply the new group rates.  See documentation for details.

Here is the up1912a.exe upgrade. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

Here is the upgrade documentation.


11/25/19 - Upgrade v19.11b for all Thom Users

Please run this upgrade to for the new DPHID handling.

Here is the up1911b.exe upgrade. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

Here is the upgrade documentation.

 


4/10/19 - Upgrade v19.04a for all Thom Users

Please run this upgrade to apply some recent maintenance changes.

Here is the up1904a.exe upgrade. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

Here is the upgrade documentation.


1/22/19 - Upgrade v19.01b for all Thom Users

Please run this upgrade as soon as possible to install the new BCBS rates and allow you to process 2019 BCBS autism claims.

Here is the up1901b.exe upgrade. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

Here is the upgrade documentation.


1/2/19 - Upgrade v19.01a for Thom Off-sites only

Please run this upgrade before your next billing run tomorrow.

Here is the up1901a.exe upgrade. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

There is no documentation.


Upgrade v18.12c for Thom Off-sites only

Please run this upgrade before your billing run. It supports the new off-site and base note fields.

Here is the up1812c.exe upgrade. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

Here is the upgrade documentation.


10/22/18- Upgrade v18.10b for all Thom Users.

Please run this upgrade before your next SDR or DPH ERA remit run.

Here is the up1810b.exe upgrade. Right-click on the link and "Save As" to your desktop. Then run it using the password you will receive by email.

Here is the upgrade documentation.


Generally Useful Documentation and Utilities

Here are instructions for moving Thom Biller to a new computer when replacing an old one.  These also cover installation of Thom Biller on Windows 7 machines

Here is the Evspc 5 installation zip file as of 2/2712.  It MUST be used for the Thom Evs module.  Do not use a more recent installation version.  Here are instructions for installing EVS on a Windows 7 machine as needed for the Thom Evs module.  Do not use the MassHealth instructions.

Here are instructions for autism providers who need to upload spreadsheets to Thom programs using our secure ShareFile account.

Here is the DPH ERA Remit and Batch Pay Protocol.

Here is a link to the VFPSETUP.EXE  program for installing Visual FoxPro 9.  It is also included in your Thom Biller upgrades that begin with "7." and should be in your home directory, so it is unlikely that you would need to download it.

Here is a 50MB test file for checking network file copy speed.

Here is the current Thom Biller User's Guide, in an Adobe PDF format.  Click to view it, or right-click to save it to your computer.  It is quite large, so it may be preferable to save it to your computer and then open it.

Here is the current Thom Biller User's Guide as a compiled Help File with an index and text search.

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