AERIS

Making Medical Billing Simple

Aeris Add-Ons

You can extend Aeris by adding addional components. Refer to the price list to get prices for these options.

Codes Module

Most procedure and diagnosis codes are copyrighted and require the payment of royalties if they are included with the software. Because of this, Aeris does not come with any procedure or diagnosis codes.

The Codes Module for 2014 includes both the ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnosis codes as well as the CPT procedure codes. The ICD diagnosis codes are used by the DSM5. In addition to the codes, the 2014 Codes Module will be able to convert your patient diagnoses from ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes. Of course, you don't want to do this until just before the October 1, 2014 switch-over.

Most practices use only a few procedure and diagnosis codes and it is a simple matter to add them to Aeris yourself. However, if you want the complete list of these codes, it is available in the form of the Codes Module. These codes are updated yearly. See the price list for prices.

ODBC Data Source Driver

Aeris is a highly flexible program for managing your practice. It has an array of useful reports to let you monitor your finances and other practice information.

However, sometimes you may need more. More flexibility, more options, more data analysis. Wouldn't it be great if you could extract information into your favorite database or spreadsheet tool or even another report writer?

Aeris ODBC Data Source Driver gives you the flexibility and options you need. It opens up the data files so you can use them with other tools.

ODBC

ODBC is an acronym for Open Data Base Connectivity, a fancy term for a standard from Microsoft that allows data-oriented software from different manufacturers to share data access.

Regardless of the underlying structure of the data, ODBC gives users a common interface to read and in some cases write that data, The program accessing data through ODBC does not know, and does not need to know, in what form the data actually exists on the workstation or network.

The common language for accessing data through ODBC is SQL, an acronym for Structured Query Language. SQL, often pronounced "Sequel" is a rich and proweerful language based on English that lets you ask questions of the data in simple or complex queries and returns the subset of the data matching your query.

Fortunately, you seldom need to know anything about SQL. The accessing program such as Access, Excel, Word, Crystal Reports or others, handles the translation from their own internal data querying method to the SQL needed to talk to ODBC.

TopSpeed ODBC Driver

Aeris ODBC Data Source Driver is built around the TopSpeed ODBC Driver. Aeris stores its data in the TopSpeed database format and the ODBC Driver from TopSpeed provides the core functionality needed to read Aeris's data files.

However, an ODBC Driver by itself is not very useful unless you know something about the data you are reading, something beyond the names of the data fields. Aeris ODBC Data Source Driver includes an Installation and User's Guide that describes the data tables and fields and indicates the relationships between the data.

The ODBC Driver is priced per computer on which it is installed. See the price list for current prices.

ODBC Driver Summary

Aeris ODBC Data Source Driver gives you enormous flexibility in extracting and reporting on your existing practice information. The ODBC Driver is a cost effective tool for extending the power of Aeris.

NOTE:
Aeris was written to make the data easy to use from within Aeris, not from other programs. To make sense of the raw data made accessible by the ODBC driver requires some knowledge of relational databases and how tables are linked. Non-technical computer users are discouraged from purchasing the ODBC Module.