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TMCGEATH

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Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« on: June 03, 2013, 08:43:33 AM »
Hello All,

So are Lytec and Medisoft about the only actual software programs left out there??? It seems like everything is cloud/internet based that I am seeing. Can anyone give me other options on actual software???

Thanks so much!
Tracie
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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 06:16:05 PM »
Go look at MDOnlnie, they offer both :)  .mdon-line.com

JMO, but Web/ASP is the best way to go for many reasons. No one was more against it than I was a few years ago. Remember when you get a standalone your NOT getting/buying the software.. ONLY a license.. same as the others.

Also don't worry so much about your own solution. I found one that worked for me ONLY if I had a client who needed a solution, otherwise many many practices have already invested time and money into their PM systems and in order to keep competitive you should be ready for any PM solution.

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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 10:22:40 AM »
TotalMD has actual software (they have both installed options and an online option).  It is less expensive than both Medisoft and Lytec and far better in my opinion and I've used all three of those (I use TotalMD now).

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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 12:51:48 PM »
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TotalMD has actual software (they have both installed options and an online option).  It is less expensive than both Medisoft and Lytec and far better in my opinion and I've used all three of those (I use TotalMD now).

TotalMD is the third vendor we established a discount with recently as well. I've only briefly seen the software, have not had time to play with the demo but seems very user friendly.
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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 09:23:46 AM »
Thank you all for your suggestions! This Forum is priceless!!! I don't post very often but have spend HOURS on here just reading and reading and reading!
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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 08:35:01 AM »
according to a Liles Parker (law firm that specializes in healthcare) webinar I attended, web based anything has so many breach risks.... :o  they recommend in house EVERYTHING..but that is just not realistic in today's world....

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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 09:35:58 AM »

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according to a Liles Parker (law firm that specializes in healthcare) webinar I attended, web based anything has so many breach risks.... :o  they recommend in house EVERYTHING..but that is just not realistic in today's world....

It's not realistic at all, especially with mandatory EMR coming..There are pro's and con's to each type of system. A good compliance plan along with policies and GOOD insurance can help minimize those risks along with other things such as making sure we are not using offshore medical billing companies. Many of us US based companies are being solicited by offshore companies, and their promises of cutting your overhead can be somewhat tempting.  Interesting enough when claims are transmitted via even an in-house / hosted and stand alone PM system the same level of encryption is used which is the maximum encryption level anyway. So while we may think we are safer using a standalone program, the risks can actually be the same in transmission of those claims/phi.
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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2013, 10:29:37 AM »
re: offshore billing-  Liles Parker states that the wait time in India to go to trial for a HIPAA type breach is 40 years!!! :o

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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2013, 02:22:48 PM »
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re: offshore billing-  Liles Parker states that the wait time in India to go to trial for a HIPAA type breach is 40 years!!! :o

Which is interesting from a perspective of who they are an official counsel of. They represent a billing associate that seems to have NO problem certifying and advertising offshore companies.  Also why wait list? US laws are NOT enforceable offshore.. 40 years for them to tell you that maybe?
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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2013, 02:39:04 PM »
interesting and LOL Linda!!!! ;D

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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2013, 05:20:22 AM »
Offshore Medical Billing is a cloud-based network delivers robust reporting, tracking, and benchmarking of your financial performance. Leave the hassles of tracking claims and following up on denials to office services.

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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2013, 03:18:31 PM »

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Offshore Medical Billing is a cloud-based network delivers robust reporting, tracking, and benchmarking of your financial performance. Leave the hassles of tracking claims and following up on denials to office services.

What's your point? On shore provides all same benefits w/out the risk.
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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2013, 05:43:43 AM »
There is no risk in offhsore medical billing and the benfits of the offshore medical billing are cost efficiency, time saving, risk management and data accuracy. Offshore medical billing is said to be a vital part of a hospitalís operations.

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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2013, 12:23:00 PM »

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There is no risk in offhsore medical billing and the benfits of the offshore medical billing are cost efficiency, time saving, risk management and data accuracy. Offshore medical billing is said to be a vital part of a hospitalís operations.

That is absolutely incorrect. OFFSHORE provides NO legal venue for any type of data breach, responsibility falls on the covered entity and/or BA back here in the states. Offshore has NO legal responsibility and US based physicians and billing companies receive all the liability.   THAT is more than a "little" risk.
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Re: Is cloud-based/internet-based my only option???
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2013, 01:03:49 PM »
Offshore Medical Billing is a cloud-based network ...

Note the title caps.  Poster is advertising a company, not talking about a concept.

http://offshoremedicalbilling.co/