As a healthcare professional, managing outstanding claims and struggling with scheduling may seem like a part of the private-practice life — but we’re here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Previously cumbersome practice management (PM) solutions have gone the way of the paper prescription pad and been replaced with cleaner, more intuitive and powerful options. The practice management software options listed below aide in scheduling, claim management, reporting and even collections — saving providers and administrators a plethora of time, and arguably just as important, money.
Since 2004, Kareo has been providing physicians with a web-based medical billing software and has since integrated practice management and electronic health record (EHR) functionality.
Priding themselves on their easy-to-use software, the team at Kareo assures that users of any level of tech savvy can maneuver through the program. Initial setup is also made efficient with the ability to import data into Kareo. Many practices find that they may begin to submit claims to most insurance providers within 48 hours of setup. It is important to note that Kareo is a Windows-based application and would require a virtualization tool to be used on a Mac.
In 1998, HealthFusion was founded by two primary care physicians with one goal in mind: to make practicing medicine easier for physicians and their staff. As an iPad-native application, HealthFusion MediTouch allows physicians to chart, prescribe and view their upcoming schedule from virtually anywhere.
The application also offers an integrated EHR patient portal with administrative, clinical and billing functionality, while also offering a secure messaging tool. Additionally, with the implementation of MediDraw, physicians can take a picture of their findings, import it to the program, then draw and annotate directly on top of the photo.
The AdvancedMD solution acts as an all-in-one EHR and PM. With the ability to optimize schedules, document patient encounters, prescribe medications and practice on-the-go, the AdvancedMD platform covers both the front and back-of-house within a practice. The solution also offers detailed tracking and reporting of outstanding claims and bills, allowing physicians and administrators to measure and pursue revenue.
For over 20 years, NueMD has been working to make complex operations simple. NueMD features scheduling tools that allow for multiple physicians, days and office locations. Additionally, patient statements, collection notices and billing procedures are all easily accessible within the platform.
For complete practice management, NueMD also offers an EHR platform, complete with patient portal and billing management tools. With numerous tiers of service, NueMD serves as a comprehensive yet price-effective solution for small practices.
The MicroMD family of medical software solutions has grown to serve over 14,000 physicians in primary care and major medical and surgical specialties since 1982. For a relatively low price, MicroMD will bundle their practice management and electronic medical record (EMR) solutions together, and offer up to 40GB of cloud storage per practice. Additionally, the team at MicroMD is also working to assist in transitioning practices to IDC-10 coding before the mandatory date in October 2015.
To learn more about practice management solutions and which platform is the best fit for your practice, download our comprehensive Top 10 Practice Management Software Report today.
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