#KareoChat Recap: Patients & Online Payment Systems

July 31st, 2015 by Kareo

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New ICD-10 Features Available in Kareo EHR

July 30th, 2015 by Kareo

On Wednesday, July 29, Kareo EHR was upgraded to the latest version. This release includes several new ICD-10 features and mobile app updates as well as performance and reliability enhancements.

ICD-10 Hierarchical Browse and Search

For easy ICD-10 coding, you can search for ICD-10 codes through the code hierarchy. Simply click to browse or search by code or phrase. For more details, read the full release notes.

ICD-10 Favorites

To more quickly access your favorites, you can now search against your existing favorites list and sort by either ICD-9 or ICD-10. Simply search by code or phrase.

You can now rank or arrange your favorites by personal priority with simple drag and drop capability.

We have simplified the process of adding and removing favorites. Now just hover and click the star to favorite. To remove a favorite, click the star again to prompt the alert to remove it. This also makes it easier to add or remove multiple favorites at one time.

To accommodate the need for greater specificity with ICD-10, you can now favorite parent level ICD-10 codes. Rather than having to favorite each billable specified option, you can favorite a group of codes that are relevant to a commonly encountered diagnosis. For more details, read the full release notes.

Adding and Editing Problems

Now you can manually type in an ICD-10 code directly when known. For more details, read the full release notes.

Coding Labs and Studies

High-level orders can now be dual-coded. When you add a new order, you can choose to dual code the associated diagnosis. For more details, read the full release notes.

User Interface updates

For increased functionality, the “convert” button you saw previously is now a text field with a “browse” button. For more details, read the full release notes.

Kareo iPad and iPhone App Updates

The iPhone app is now optimized for iPhone 6 and 6+

  • Messaging (iPad and iPhone): You can now attach multiple patients or documents as references when creating or replying to a message.
  • EHR Features (iPhone): You can now add new allergies and new patient problems in the iPhone app. (Previously this was only available in the iPad app).

Give Your Feedback

At Kareo, we continue working hard to make medical billing easy for you. Customer feedback drives our service and ensures we build the features that matter most to you, so your input is critical to us. Please submit your suggestions, challenges and ideas for our next release here – Give Feedback.

 

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Kareo Secures over $55 Million in Investment to Extend Market Leadership

July 28th, 2015 by Kareo

Kareo has closed $55.4 million in additional investment, led by Montreux Equity Partners with participation from Silver Lake Waterman and all of Kareo’s existing investors. This capital will finance the continued development of Kareo’s product line—which enables physicians to manage all major aspects of their practice—as well as expand the company’s market access.

“With this new investment from Montreux, Silver Lake Waterman, and our current investors, we’ll be able to accelerate the development of our comprehensive, cloud-based, medical office management platform for independent practices,” said Dan Rodrigues, founder and CEO of Kareo. “Concurrently, we will further expand our market reach, helping even greater numbers of physicians meet their care delivery and practice growth objectives.” Montreux Equity Partners, a growth capital firm investing in high growth, commercial stage companies with category leading products, technologies, and services has a history of investing in high-profile healthcare companies. Along with the investment, Montreux Principal, Michael Matly, MD, will join the Kareo Board of Directors and will provide consultative guidance around the company’s market strategy. Dr. Matly brings valued experience in the health services and technology sectors and is actively involved in Montreux’s late stage investments. He previously represented Montreux on the board of MINDBODY Online (NASDAQ: MB) and currently serves on the board of Pure Life Renal. “We are very excited to invest in Kareo, a company dedicated to helping physicians deliver outstanding patient care without getting bogged down by administrative tasks and external mandates,” said Matly. “Independent practices are the foundation of the US healthcare system, but they have been underserved by technology, often facing the choice of forgoing technology or deploying expensive and cumbersome enterprise solutions. Kareo is changing this.” Montreux joins Kareo’s top-tier institutional investors, which include OpenView Venture Partners, Greenspring Associates, Stripes Group, Silicon Valley Bank and Western Technology Investments. Kareo has been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, realizing a 368 percent increase in revenue over the past three years. In 2015, Kareo was named the leading vendor for integrated health records, practice management, and physician billing solutions for the third consecutive year by Black Book and was identified by KLAS as a top-three practice management provider for practices with 1-10 physicians. The company serves over 30,000 healthcare professionals caring for 40 million patients and processes over $1 billion in medical claims monthly. To learn more, read the full press release.

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Reporting and ICD-10 Updates in Kareo Practice Management

July 27th, 2015 by Kareo

On Friday, July 24 Kareo Practice Management was updated to include additional features such as added functionality with Reports and ICD-10 support for Encounter Forms.

Saved Report Subscriptions

With our Saved Reports feature you can save all your favorite reports and now you can set up subscriptions to be delivered weekly, monthly or on-demand. Reports will be generated in PDF format and will be delivered to you in a message within our Secure Messaging System.  For more details, read the full release notes.

New Reporting Time Frames

We’ve added two new report time frames for you to choose from: Previous 6 or 12 Months. Now when you wish to see month-to-month summaries, you will benefit from a full month time frame. For more details, read the full release notes.

Kareo Web App

Customers who use the Kareo Web Application may run Bulk Eligibility Checks and request Reports On-Demand from their biller.

Run eligibility reports for all your patients with one click from the dashboard. For more details, read the full release notes.

ICD-10 Support for Encounter Forms

Encounter Form templates may now contain ICD-10 diagnosis codes. You have control over the layout and can mix and match ICD-9/ICD codes. For more details, read the full release notes.

Are you ready for ICD-10?

ICD-10 is just around the corner and it will affect your superbills, your workflow, your documentation, and much more. Our ICD-10 Success Dashboard in Kareo Practice Management allows your practice to prepare for ICD-10. For more information on ICD-10 resources visit our ICD-10 Resource Center.

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#KareoChat Recap: Where’s Ambulatory EMR Usability Today? with KLAS

July 24th, 2015 by Kareo

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