7 Reasons To Use Practice Management Software
Managing a medical practice is very complex but it doesn't have to be that way any more. Medical
practice management software has been around for years but progress in technology have made running
a medical practice even easier. It's now almost considered a must-have tool to compete and become
more efficient. Are you still not sure about installing it? After reading the 7 reasons why you should
install it below , you will have a better idea as to what this powerful software can do.
Take a Look at medical practice management software
1. Patient Medical Records
With every patient comes a mountain of patient data that needs to be captured, stored, and easy to find
and sort through. Practice management software makes it easy to do everything you need regarding
patient medical records including: storing scanned images and documents, demographic information,
insurance information, financial history of the patient, and appointments. Most medical practice
management systems make it easy to enter the information and easy to navigate as well as provide
other services such as alerts, referral tracking, memos, tickler to-do lists, and the ability to email
patients. This in and of itself makes the investment worth it.
Medical practice management software allows you to control your schedule and set up your
appointment book just the way you like it. They routinely have features such as referral information,
co-payment amounts and checkout, alerts for outstanding balances, and allow you to search for open
times rapidly. You can even set up an appointment wait list if necessary. The nice thing is all of this is
integrated into the patient medical record portion of the software. Talk about a time-saver!
3. Charge Capture & Checkout
Are you looking to manage the billing process with more ease? These features allow you to bill and
bring together payments efficiently, process claims with more accuracy, and track charges all along the
way. By the time patients check out, all charges are calculated at the front desk and the exact amount is
known and return visit is set. Again all of this is integrated with the patient records so that makes it all
the more efficient and, yes, powerful.
4. Medical Claims Management
From posting to payment, you will be able to keep track of all your claims. This feature gives you the
ability to receive faster reimbursements with eClaims and eRemittance, use whichever claim forms you
require, review claims, view unbilled claims, view exclusions, and keep track of all reports from
carriers and the clearinghouse.
5. Medical Billing & Collections
If you ever wanted to lower labor costs, this is the software solution that will do so. Stuffing, printing,
labeling and sending bills to patients takes a lot of time out of the work day. Instead of paying someone
to do all of those things, you can use your medical practice management software to organize those
things and make them much more simple. The collection process is also simplified and it becomes
easier to organize all of your important data.
6. Reports & Office Management
This common feature allows you to create customizable reports from patient data, to collections, to
billing, to appointments, to an accounts receivable summary. Some of the medical practice management
software packages allow you to create Microsoft Word letters for collections or other needs. If you are
looking for a way to measure the efficiency of your operation, this is the way to receive that data.
7. Multiple Offices
How convenient would it be to have access to your practice management system anywhere you need it?
Since a number of the practice management software packages are web-based you are given that
option. This makes trying to organize your system much more simple, especially if you have multiple
offices which all need to stay in constant communication with each other.
Even though the health care industry has been slow to implement information technology into its
system/[c] any medical practice will benefit from using it. Hopefully these 7 reasons give a better
understanding of why it is so important that all medical practices have practice management software