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QueenAlicia

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Re: New start up and needing to purchase softare and sign first Dr.
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2010, 03:56:27 PM »
In my opinion, one reason for MediSoft's popularity is, lots of schools use it. At least in my neck of the woods, I have been to two billing schools, and that's what both of them used.
If I were you, I would look for billing schools and seminars to attend - not that you need to, but as an opportunity to network with other billers.
I am always on the look out for classes - one day I hope to run into someone who is passionate about billing, and is willing to share.
The folks on this website are my kinda people!!!

I was taught on Medisoft as well and I was told it was the latest and greatest software out there.

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Re: New start up and needing to purchase softare and sign first Dr.
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2010, 11:20:27 AM »
Web based is the only way to go. There are a few out there and the prices can really vary.  Some can be pretty pricey.  Do you research on them.  Most will have the ability to do a data conversion to move over your patient demographics from your current software but it will be for a fee.

Check out Xena-health and Practice Admin.  Both are great product web bases SAS products.

Good Luck!

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Re: New start up and needing to purchase softare and sign first Dr.
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2010, 11:26:02 AM »
Medisoft is FAR from being the latest and greatest. <JMO> It's on my top 10 lists of softwares I hate working on.
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QueenAlicia

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Re: New start up and needing to purchase softare and sign first Dr.
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2010, 02:25:10 PM »
I think for me right now, costs is the issue.  I don't want to cheat myself on getting quality but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg to do so.  I'm slightly frustrated right now with my search.

I am looking into Xena and Practice Admin.  NueMed, I really like it by goodness.. $1500 to put down and them $100 per provider.  They do however give you unlimited users. 


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Re: New start up and needing to purchase softare and sign first Dr.
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2010, 04:38:32 PM »
While cost most definitely should be considered, most billing companies make their mistake basing it on "current revenue " and that could lead to making a poor decision. You have to think about the future of your business and potential growth and choose your software based on it's growing WITH you and your client base. It's like with any business you have to have start up funds to create a plan based on future growth, with MOST things in business you can cut costs and skim a little of the fat, but software isn't one of them. Consider the cost of expensive and time consuming conversions. If I could go back and do it all over again, I would have either decided to start with everything I needed and made better choices OR waited to start until I did have the funds. I've been through a few conversions and they are NOT pretty, NOT simple, Often expensive, and VERY time consuming. I would base my decision based on that alone.
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Re: New start up and needing to purchase softare and sign first Dr.
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2010, 08:24:24 PM »
re: medisoft, this was the software they used at the college wherre I learned billing and coding and program never worked, even when it came time to take the exam. 
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