#KareoChat Recap: Practice Models Survey Results

October 2nd, 2015 by Kareo

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Join #KareoChat on Practice Models Survey Results

September 30th, 2015 by Kareo

Kareo and the American Academy of Private Physicians recently announced the results of the the Practice Models Perspectives Survey 2015. This survey sought to gain an understanding of independent physicians’ perceptions around various payment models, including private pay, concierge, and traditional fee-for-service. Join @GoKareo, @MollyMaloofMD and @tom_blue for a #KareoChat on the survey results this Thursday, October 1 at 9:00 AM PT. We’ll be talking about some of the interesting differences and similarities between private practice models and conventional models. You can view the survey results in this presentation and read the recent press release to get more information.



Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation.

  1. Is it surprising that there is so much interest in this topic?
  2. What are some of the main reasons so many docs are considering a change?
  3. What were some of the differences between conventional and private practices?
  4. Do conventional and practice practices have different challenges?
  5. What were some of the similarities?
  6. What was surprising about the survey results?

This is a great chance to get the scopp on this industry-first survey and share your feedback on the results. Hope to see you at #KareoChat!

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Video: Kareo Practice Management Secure Messaging

September 30th, 2015 by Kareo

With Kareo Practice Management Secure Messaging you can easily send secure messages to staff and patients. Find out more in this short video.

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46% of Physicians Considering Transition to Patient-Centric Practice Models

September 28th, 2015 by Kareo

Kareo  has announced the results of a survey conducted in partnership with the American Academy of Private Physicians (AAPP) measuring the perceptions and benefits of various practice models. Kareo joined efforts with AAPP on this survey in part to raise awareness of its agile medical practice model. The model exists to empower independent practices’ success by helping them incorporate various payment modalities to solve contentious issues associated with a traditional practice model.

The survey measured common practice challenges, motivations for considering direct pay or concierge practice models, as well as the most important technological needs in direct pay, concierge and insurance-based practice settings.

The survey revealed that 46% of primary care physicians will consider transitioning to direct pay, concierge or other membership models in the next three years, citing the desire to spend more time with patients and to separate from the insurance payer system as their primary motivators. In fact, 81% of private (direct pay or concierge) practices reported that, on average, they spend 30-60 minutes with patients, whereas the majority of traditional insurance-based practices stated that they were only able to spend 15-20 minutes with a patient on average.

Respondents also detailed the primary challenges of each of their respective practice models. For conventional, insurance-based practices, the most commonly faced challenge is staying financially viable. For concierge and direct-pay practices, recruiting new patients was the top concern.

“As this survey showcases, there are challenges and benefits for both private and conventional practice models,” said Rob Pickell, Chief Strategy Officer of Kareo. “However, despite varying workflows and processes, providers are assessing the environment and making changes to better serve patients and ensure the success of their practices. As independent providers look to become more agile, it is Kareo’s mission to support the enhanced payment and practice marketing demands of all care models.”

“The insights gleaned from this survey show the shifting mind set in small practices working to remain independent ahead of changing patient expectations,” said Tom Blue, Chief Strategy Officer of AAPP. “These results reaffirm the need to make medical care more accessible and convenient to patients, reinforcing AAPP’s mission and supporting Kareo’s innovative philosophy around the benefits of becoming an agile medical practice.”

Results of this survey are based on feedback from 682 respondents, which include clinical providers, billing managers and practice managers in primary care and specialty practices. To view the full survey results, please visit Kareo’s Agile Medical Practice page.

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Going to AAPM&R? Come Say Hi to Kareo!

September 28th, 2015 by Kareo

Are you headed to AAPM&R in Boston October 1 – 3? So is the Kareo team. We’d love to see you. Drop by booth #826 and say hi.

Our team of Kareo experts will be there to talk to you one-on-one about the award-winning Kareo solutions. Get a personal demonstration of Kareo Practice Management and Kareo EHR. Chat about the potential benefits of outsourcing your billing and adding our practice marketing solutions. Or talk about our affordable Simple Start program for new practices.


You may have heard about Kareo when we were ranked #1 seamless practice management, revenue cycle management, and EHR the last three years in a row. Or maybe you saw that we were rated by KLAS and Kareo EHR was recognized by Medical Economics. But you still haven’t checked out what we can do for your practice. Now is your chance to see how easy Kareo is to use for yourself. You can view the list of over 100 primary care templates and see the other features that matter to you.

AFC Physical Medicine has experienced the benefits of Kareo. Read their story here.

Already a Kareo customer? Come by the booth. We have some fun giveaways for you if you are signed up for Friends of Kareo or if you sign up while you are at AAPM&R.

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