Today is an exciting day for Kareo users. In this post, I’d like to give you a sneak peek of kFax, Kareo’s upcoming fax service that integrates the worlds of telephony, document management, and revenue cycle management.
Most third-party medical billing companies still receive mountains of paperwork from clients via standard fax machine, express mail, or courier services. Shuttling around all of that paper is expensive, time-consuming, and subjects your patients’ private healthcare information to unnecessary risks.
So we had an idea. Since there is nearly universal adoption of fax machines in every medical office, we thought, what if we could use any standard fax machine as a data capture tool for Kareo?
Introducing kFax! Kareo’s innovative new service gives you the power to use any standard fax machine to capture and scan paperwork directly into Kareo’s integrated document management system.
Here is how it works. Kareo assigns each medical practice a kFax number (e.g. 949-555-1234). You or your clients can use any standard fax machine to fax paperwork to the kFax number assigned to one of the medical practices associated with your Kareo subscription. These faxes are received by Kareo’s fax servers, converted into scanned documents, and automatically loaded into a document inbox associated with the corresponding medical practice. Then you can open and manipulate the faxed document just as if you scanned it directly into Kareo applications from your own desktop. It’s just that simple!
Using the kFax service with Kareo’s other document management and medical billing tools can transform your data entry process and provide a greater level of efficiency than ever possible before. Once your clients kFax their paperwork into Kareo, you can display the scanned document on screen, side-by-side with your data entry records. After you complete your data entry, you can attach individual pages of a kFax batch directly to the corresponding records in order to cross-reference your Kareo records with the originating document. This means you can complete the entire process -– receiving paperwork, entering records, and archiving your documents –- without ever printing, touching, or shredding paper. Kareo’s new kFax service truly is the real-world manifestation of the paperless medical billing office, and it’s easy!
Kareo’s new kFax service is currently in testing with a couple of customers. The kFax service will be rolled out and generally available to other customers within the next couple weeks. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting development!