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knkkeaau

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Billing software
« on: March 20, 2013, 12:09:00 PM »
Has anyone had experience with Collaborate MD? I have been using Kareo, but find support lacking (and have even been given incorrect info.) Any input is appreciated. I am a relative newbie here and need a program that is simple,yet flexible. Any software out there that fits that parameter? Thanks, Kevin.

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 02:24:00 PM »
Kevin, I've not used their system, however I can speak about their reputation as I know it. The owner Doug, is hands on in business day-to-day, PMRNC also has quite a few CollaborateMD users who are happy. I can honestly say I've not heard anything negative about the company or their product. If you ask them for references they will give them to you. I have also heard they have pretty decent training with their software right online. Hope this helps. NO I do not sell for them.
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knkkeaau

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Re: Billing software
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 10:10:46 PM »
Thanks Linda, I'm also quite impressed with Total MD. They say that they will have a proprietary EHR included within a month and a half. Any input on them? $99.00/mo. with unlimited NPI's., but need your own clearinghouse account. Thanks, Kevin.

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Re: Billing software
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 09:31:51 AM »
I used CollaborateMD with one of my providers for almost six months until they switched to another PM/EMR program.  I didn't like the extra steps to load info and things like that but it wasn't bad, just not for me.  I do use TotalMD and love it but again it is mostly just personal preference.

Also, thank you for the info on the EHR, I had heard rumblings of that but nothing for sure.  I had even asked in another thread if anyone could confirm the rumors.

knkkeaau

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Re: Billing software
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013, 12:42:42 PM »
Thanks everyone for the help, Kevin (knkkeaau)

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Re: Billing software
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 11:46:47 PM »
I actually just spoke to an account rep with TotalMD and they should have everything with the EHR done by next month. I may sign up just to get acquainted with the system. I like how they offer the practice a "name portal".  I like that it is for per user. I just include the costs for the provider in their monthly fee.

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 11:24:21 AM »
QueenAlicia, I'm curious.  What are you going to do with an EHR?  You cannot use the EHR to bill with.  And only the treating physician, or his scribe, can put data into it and sign off on the data.  Medicare will pay a doctor roughly the price of the EHR to get them to adopt it.  So I would think those doctors who are Medicare providers, and who want to use an EHR to avoid payment penalties, would just buy their own.

On the other hand, I have a client who is using Practice Fusion who thinks Medicare is going to pay him the $45,000 or whatever "reward" money for meaningful use - just as tho he had actually purchased an EHR.  If Medicare actually ends up paying him, I will probably nominate that for top contender for the stupidest use of taxpayer money award.  (For those who don't know, Practice Fusion is free if you want to put up with ads, which he does.)
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QueenAlicia

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Re: Billing software
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 02:16:22 PM »
Why not EHR? There are some providers that do not mind using a practice management company's software and would like EHR.  I am aware that you do not bill off the of the EHR/EMR systerm.  THis is something I choose to offer my clients. 

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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 03:39:51 PM »
Again, just curious.  Can either you or your client claim the money that Medicare is offering for meaningful use?  Can each client who choses to use your EHR claim the money for themselves for meaningful use (multiple payouts to multiple doctors who use the EHR that you own).

I'm suddenly wondering if there is a business opportunity here.  The dinosaur billing software we use will not be upgraded for ICD-10, so we need to upgrade soon.  We have software in mind, but have only been looking at the PM side of it.  The EHR is fully integrated (both PM and EHR use the same database, which is an advantage), but I won't be charged for the EHR if I don't want it.  I'm suddenly wondering if I should go ahead and buy it and offer it to my clients.  They would certainly be more interested if they were able to collect the Medicare money for using it.  QueenAlicia or anyone - any thoughts?


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Re: Billing software
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 06:37:56 AM »
Hiii.... friends me also newbie in this. After reading this whole conversation. I am also get into this term. Thanks for this discussion.