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Practice management software: The benefits of integration

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The powerful benefits of integrated practice management

Many medical practices today are juggling a host of several software platforms that can be an administrative headache when it comes to workflow, efficient use of your manpower, and the cost of maintaining separate clearinghouse contracts with various vendors. Today, top practice management vendors like AdvancedMD are combining systems that used to be separate. It’s a system that provides an entire ecosystem for your practice workflow. This ecosystem consists of a network of services that work with several departments and organizations to deliver high quality patient care that is efficient and cost effective for your organization. These compatible, coordinated systems provide the increased functionality that practices need today.

PM software as an integrated ecosystem

The biggest advantage of an integrated system is the ability to offer almost everything you need to manage your billing and scheduling using a single vendor. By combining formerly disparate systems, the challenges many independent practitioners face become easier to manage. When you have a seamless interface that facilitates the flow of information from one system to another, you’ll have greater clinical and administrative efficiency. This will leave you with more quality time to spend caring for patients. Some of the services that can be combined for your ecosystem are:

Integrating separate PM systems into one

Medical scheduling. Manage schedules from the office, home or on the road. When a patient schedule is updated, physicians have immediate visibility on their smartphone or any other device.

Medical billing. As soon as charting is complete in AdvancedEHR billing managers are able to start the billing process. Lost charge slips no longer plague your practice and revenue comes in faster.

Electronic Health Records. AdvancedEHR lets you to connect to the rapidly-evolving electronic healthcare environment including HIEs, labs and custom practice-specific applications. Faxes automatically route to patient charts. Lab results can be pushed to patients via a patient portal. Patient-to-doctor and doctor-to-staff communications are easy and secure via our iPad app.

Online patient portal. AdvancedPatient gives patients control over their healthcare experience with an interactive patient portal and check-in kiosk. They can request appointments, view documents, and pay bills online.

ePrescribing of controlled substances. AdvancedEPCS is an electronic solution to prescribing controlled substances that protects you from the fraud and abuse that can occur if your prescription pad is stolen or your prescriptions are altered or forged. You can link to multiple pharmacies, get a full audit history and meet CDC, DEA and state requirements for reporting.

Clearinghouse & scrubbing tools. AdvancedBilling includes a robust clearinghouse that automates manual processes and improves workflow by auto-generating work lists, tracking claims status tracking, and centralized billing for multiple providers and sites. Automatic claims scrubbing checks for CCI, HIPAA, LCD, and carrier-specific requirements before a claim is submitted.

Patient check-in. AdvancedScheduling streamlines patient check-in while helping capture information that can improve revenue collection. It lets you quickly open patient demographics to review and verify patient information. AdvancedBilling presents alerts to front office staff of outstanding patient and family balances outstanding balances can be quickly collected. Electronic eligibility verification can automatically confirm patient insurance coverage prior to the appointment.

Financial reporting & benchmarking. AdvancedInsight practice analytics and reporting lets you easily manage your financial performance using data-based business intelligence to make informed decisions. AdvancedBenchmarking is the premier source of medical practice benchmarking data that lets you compare your financial performance with others by specialty, geography & practice size.

 

 

Practice management that’s integrated pays off

A coordinated practice management system improves your revenue-generating opportunities all along the chain.

  • Coordinated billing & collections software makes it faster, easier and more affordable to get paid.
  • Quick return on your investment with first-pass claim acceptance rate of nearly 100%.
  • You don’t have to invest in your own IT infrastructure.
  • Less time with administrative tasks means more time for patient appointments.
  • Electronic faxing saves the cost of paper, toner and landlines.
  • Free automatic software updates.

It’s time to rethink using several different systems that require time-consuming double entry of data, faxing, and paper processing. It’s time to embrace the administrative benefits and the revenue-enhancing capability of an AdvancedMD combined practice management ecosystem.

Coordinated, integrated medical office software is easier than you think. AdvancedMD cloud software for medical practices can replace five or more systems with an all-in-one EHR and practice management solution that allows you to optimize schedules, simplify check-in and checkout, document patient encounters, prescribe and order, capture and pursue revenue, measure financial performance and practice on the go. AdvancedMD simply makes running your practice easier. Talk to a representative today (800) 825-0224 or go to advancedmd.com.


Topic: EMR/EHR, Medical Billing, Revenue Cycle Management | Content Type: Blog Articles

“If we are waiting for a delivery or in between surgeries, we can log in, check messages or patient information and send electronic prescriptions as needed. Mobility is a good thing, and certainly being able to coordinate care with our patients from multiple locations is definitely a plus.”

Lisbeth Chang, MD
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