One of the most daunting tasks in being a healthcare provider is charting. With the sheer volume of patients one has to treat in a year, it's easy to lose track of data. This is why it is so important for any healthcare provider to have a standardized and easy-to-use system of data collection. This is especially true when we are talking about a CMS 1500 Form. CMS 1500 is the form used by patients and healthcare providers to make insurance claims. Below are advantages to purchasing online, electronic versions of this form.

Ease of use

One of the best CMS 1500 Form format right now is provided by Fiachra Forms. This form can be opened and edited through any Mac or Windows computer because it is in PDF format. This means that as long as you have the latest version of Adobe Reader in your computer, you will be able to use this form. The basic version of this reader is a freeware, so you do not have to worry about any extra cost.


If you purchase this form, you won't have to worry about using any other form for your CMS 1500 data. This form is complete, and it has all the fields you need for your health insurance needs. This is because the founder and owner of Fiachra Forms, Dan Kimball has 28-years-worth of experience in mental health environments. His forms have been used by many health institutions since 1999. Aside from standardizing data collation needs in your institution, you are also making sure your data is uniform and could be integrated in other medical institutions.

Automated calculations can be done

Up to 50 calculations can be integrated in the electronic CMS 1500 Form that you are purchasing. This automation can minimize errors in your data collection as the system computes numerical figures for you. This will make your charting more efficient and reliable. It will also be easier on your staff because all they have to do is to encode all the necessary information.

Guided use

While the use of the form is easy enough even without guides, Fiachra Forms come with helpful dialogue boxes for first time users. This should make encoding even easier, especially for someone who is not as well-versed in health insurance claims.

Security. It is very important for health institutions to keep all their date confidential. This is why they made sure that the encoded data in the forms will not be hacked by anyone online. When you purchase the form, you won't have to encode any of your patients' biometrics online. You will be asked to download the form as a template. This way, you can encode offline, and all the sensitive information that you will be inputting will be kept safe, and only within your network.

Fiachra Forms also offers customized forms. They are willing to convert any old file from your health institution and convert it to an automated, easy-to-fill-up, electronic form. This form can also be printed.

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Fiachra Forms creates electronic forms such as the CMS 1500 to help streamline paperwork in clinical care. If you need a CMS 1500 Form template, contact us now.