Choosing a medical billing software solution needs to be done carefully as different products come with various advantages and benefits. While some software solutions initially seem like the best choices, there are often hidden catches involved in seemingly perfect products, and failing to look for the best option could end up costing your practice now and into the future.
Choosing and implementing the wrong solution may end up costing your practice patients, brand loyalty, and ultimately, its future. Instead of guessing or listening to pitches and hype, take a look at the following three things to consider when seeking out medical billing solutions:
1. The Cost
First and foremost, you’ll need to consider the cost of your software, not just initially, but also in the long-term. Some billing software products offer low costs to start, but then they charge an exorbitant subscription fee that may end up being more than your practice can handle. Likewise, there are free medical billing software solutions available, but many of these place limitations on functionality or time-of-use. In order to overcome both hurdles, look for a software solution that offers free, unlimited access to features while providing the ability to grow into an enterprise-level solution as your practice grows.
2. The Features
When it comes to features offered by billing software, your practice will need to not only evaluate its current needs, but also its future needs. As mentioned above, your practice is likely to grow over time, so you’ll want to think about what you’ll need down the road in order to keep up with patient demands and care. Consider that you’ll want to have a billing solution that can handle both digital and paper claims, dedicated customer support, and secure access and backup to data in the cloud. These factors can make a huge difference in your practice’s ability to keep up as it grows.
3. Access Across Platforms and Devices
In addition, you’ll want to find a medical billing solution that includes the ability to be accessed across a variety of operating systems and devices, including desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablet PCs. When thinking about support, you’ll also want to look for a product that offers extras for your staff, such as online webinar training in order to operate at the maximum level of efficiency.
Contact PracticeSuite to Learn More About Your Options
PracticeSuite provides free and enterprise-level medical billing software using cloud-based data transfer. This software allows medical professionals to take advantage of the latest in technology in order to deliver top-quality service to patients. Using PracticeSuite’s software products, clients are able to take advantage of secure, on-demand services that follow not only HIPAA and ICD-9 guidelines, but also that provide for the future. The best part is that PracticeSuite offers healthcare providers a fully-functional, unlimited, free medical billing software solution as well as an enterprise-level option that can you can upgrade to later on. Contact PracticeSuite to learn more.
Last Updated on March 17, 2015