Frequently Asked Questions – DME2017-05-22T04:59:28+00:00

DME Frequently Asked Questions

What are the computer requirements for the ODIE software?

Operating Systems

Both web and installed components of the ODIE software are compatible with;
Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

Hardware Requirements

Both web and installed components require;
• IBM-compatible with 1GB of memory
• 25 Mb of available disk space (hard drive)
• 1366×768 minimum resolution recommended
Available serial communications port or USB port with serial adaptor.

Software Requirements

Greenfield Web Browser (Chrome, FF, or IE11 or Edge)

My laptop computer does not have a serial port it only has a USB port. How can I transfer data?

You can purchase a USB to 9-Pin Serial Converter DB9 similar to the Keyspan High-Speed USB to Serial converter.

Is the ODIE Software approved by Medicare?

Yes. The method of electronically transmitting test results to a Medicare-approved independent Diagnostic Testing Facility was approved by CMS Publication 120, Transmittal 173, published in August of 2005.

Is the ODIE Software HIPPAA Compliant?

Yes. Test results are saved in encrypted files that can only be viewed by authorized and activated ODIE software. Vitalistics™ does not share patient information with any outside sources. IDTFs and DMEs in our system are responsible for ensuring that unauthorized persons cannot access ODIE Software and / or encrypted test results on computers at their facility.

How much does this system cost for a DME?

ODIE is free for DMEs and physicians to use for qualification testing for overnight oximetry testing and home sleep testing – simply sign up and get started. Each DME or physician location that wishes to use the ODIE system for non-qualification testing will need to purchase a license for only $99 per location/year.

How many computers can I install the ODIE Sync software on?

You may install the ODIE Sync software, which transmits the test data from the oximeter into ODIE , on as many computers as you like.

Which Oximeters can I use to upload data?

Our compatible oximeters include;
Nonin WristOX 3100
Nonin WristOX 3150
Respironics 920M Plus
Contec CMS50F

Is there a limit to how many tests can be processed at one time?

No. You can download and transmit as many test results as you like. However, files will only be processed when all appropriate paperwork has been entered into the ODIE software.

What information do you need in order to process test results that I submit?

According to CMS Publication 120, Transmittal 173, the test must be performed under the direction / instruction of a Medicare-approved IDTF. In the ODIE System, we must have a doctor’s order form, patient information, and assignment of benefits or consent form.

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