Kermit 95 Recommended for Medical Insurance Claim Submission
Although Kermit software has always been strong in the medical claim
submission market, it was also common to find claims-submission packages
built around ProComm. However, ProComm seems to have been "end-of-lifed"
and is no longer developed or supported (even though you can still buy it).
A typical single-copy price is $148.00 USD.
Medical practices, pharmacies, and hospitals that use claims packages built
around ProComm are finding that these do not work on Windows XP, and
insurers such as Medicare, Blue Cross, and Blue Shield are beginning to
recommend Columbia's Kermit 95 software as a
replacement, because K-95 handles all the needed tasks:
- Dialing the provider's BBS.
- Emulating the required type of terminal (usually ANSI).
- Uploading and Downloading file in text or binary mode using
Kermit, Zmodem, Ymodem, or Xmodem protocol.
- Automating the entire procedure through its built-in scripting language.
as well as some tasks that ProComm could not handle, such as:
- Secure FTP for Internet-based EDI providers.
- Kermit scripts can run on Linux and other platforms, not just Windows.
Kermit's scripting language is similar to
ProComm's ASPECT in function, but different in form and somewhat more
flexible, allowing scripts to be coded more compactly and intuitively.
ASPECT scripts can easily be converted to Kermit scripts by someone who
knows both languages, or we can do it for you
Internet Kermit Service /
The Kermit Project /
Columbia University /