Integrated Marketing Tools Now Available with Kareo

June 27th, 2013 by Kareo

You’ve probably heard that medical practices should be marketing. The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) recommends spending as much as 3% of your budget on marketing. As a small practice you probably aren’t doing this. In fact, you may not be doing much marketing at all. Now, Kareo can help.

Kareo has just made it a lot easier for you by partnering with Demandforce, an Intuit Inc. company. With this new integrated solution, medical practices can expand their practice management activities to include building online reputation, proactively engaging with patients for preventive or recurring care, and delivering cost efficient and effective growth campaigns.

“By integrating Demandforce, Kareo now delivers an all-in-one, integrated service that helps small practices succeed,” said Aimée LaFont Leifer, director of business development, Demandforce. “It’s a pleasure to work with a company that understands the unique needs of small practices and how to build solutions to help these practices access the tools and resources previously only available to large healthcare organizations.”

Available today, the Demandforce and Kareo integration allows customers to get up and running in as little as 30 minutes. For more information, read the full press release or contact us.

Kareo and Demandforce partner to help small practices

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Kareo Helps Practice Streamline Medical Billing & Restructure Staff

June 26th, 2013 by Kareo

Kareo helps practice streamline and restructure, the Speech Path

When Kate Lewis became co-owner of the Speech Path in Perry, GA, they were using several different solutions—both electronic and manual—to manage scheduling, patient information, and medical billing. “We were heavily overstaffed to keep up with all the manual tasks,” explains Kate. “And as a result we had a lot of human resources issues in addition to a lot of inefficiency.”

As if that wasn’t enough, they knew that they were also getting tons of rejections and denials that had to be reprocessed. Many of these were due to problems that could be easily resolved, but they didn’t know that then because it was hard to track the data.

In early 2012, the co-owners of The Speech Path were ready for a change. They opted for a combination of WebPT and Kareo Practice Management to manage their scheduling, medical billing, and patient charts. After only 10 months, it has radically changed their practice.

“The combination of WebPT and Kareo allowed us to restructure our back office needs and cut 4 full time positions,” Kate says. “At the same time, we added three new providers!” The support staff is now comprised of an office manager at each location who does most of the scheduling and check-in and a second person at each office whose focus is eligibility verification, referrals, benefit tracking, etc. Recently, a fifth position was added to handle more complex follow up on billing and collections.

Before adding the new billing position, the practice was already receiving some claim payments in as little as five days. The claims from one of their largest payers, Tricare, are usually turned around in 10 days or less. The denial rate is at 6% and continuing to decline. The average days in A/R for the past year are 33 but for the most recent month they were 20. And, the therapists are seeing a steady 400 patients a week.

Read the entire Speech Path case study for more on how they reduced support staff, increased providers, and improved their cash flow.

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Legacy EHR Dissatisfaction Drives Physicians to Kareo EHR

June 25th, 2013 by Kareo

Over 4,000 medical providers have signed up for Kareo EHR in just 90 days! Why? Because of its usability, mobility, and value.

Discover the Kareo iPad EHR Built with Small Practices in Mind

Among these providers, over one-third report moving from another EHR system. This wave of EHR switching supports independent research highlighting 2013 as the year of medical provider defections from legacy EHR vendors.

Marketing research firm Black Book Rankings found that only 35% of EHR users were committed to their current system with almost 20 percent explicitly stating their intent to search for a new EHR system during the year. Black Book Rankings coined 2013 as “the year of the great EHR vendor switch.” Kareo has tapped into this broad-based EHR dissatisfaction by offering healthcare professionals an alternative that delivers the desired combination of ease of use, best-in-class iPad and iPhone apps, meaningful use certification, tight practice management application integration, and unequalled affordability.

“From the very beginning, we built Kareo EHR to achieve the inherent advantages of EHR applications. By using Kareo EHR on their iPad or iPhone, physicians can use technology to help as opposed to hinder how they interact with patients and deliver care. This drives doctor and patient satisfaction and improved outcomes,” said Dr. Tom Giannulli, chief medical officer and creator of Kareo EHR.

For more about the Kareo EHR and the reasons why so many medical providers are choosing it today, read the full press release.

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Discover How Kareo Can Help Improve Medical Billing

June 24th, 2013 by Kareo

See how Kareo’s easy-to-use medical billing solution can help streamline your medical practice! Join us for our next free demo webinar on Wednesday, June 26 at 1:00 pm EST to learn how Kareo will make medical billing easy and improve your profitability.

Learn how you can streamline your medical billing in a free Kareo demo webinar

You’ll hear how to:

  • Reduce your cost of ownership – no upfront fees or costly upgrades
  • Save money – affordable monthly fee subscription that INCLUDES clearinghouse fees
  • Increase collections from payers and patients
  • and much more…

See why more than 20,000 providers are already leveraging Kareo, one of the most affordable, easy-to-use medical billing options on the market today, to run their medical businesses!

Register now for this Kareo demo webinar to learn how Kareo medical billing software can help you streamline your medical billing

Join us! It just may be the most productive 30 minutes of your week.

Please note that this webinar is designed for those who are not currently using Kareo but are interested in learning more about our software. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Space is limited, so reserve your webinar seat now.

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Enhancements to Kareo EHR Template Management

June 20th, 2013 by Kareo

On Wednesday, June 19, your Kareo EHR account was upgraded to the latest version. This month, we’ve focused on providing exciting enhancements to template management and lab ordering.

Streamlined Manage Templates & Template Editor
The Manage Templates feature is now more intuitive and easy-to use. The new and enhanced features include clickable checkboxes for mass actions, the ability to sort with all column headers, and many more. Read More

Share Templates within Your Practice
Every provider in your practice can now share their custom templates with other clinical users in the practice. Templates cannot be shared with Office Staff and Biller roles as they do not have access to the Notes area of the application. Read More

Enhancements to Kareo EHR

Set Ordering Provider on Lab Orders
We’ve made the lab order workflow more flexible. When entering a High Level Order, you can now assign someone else as the ordering provider if you are making the request for a colleague. Read More

Missed Last Month’s Release Notes? You can access this month’s full release notes and previous months’ release notes in the Help Center at http://www.kareo.com/help/release-notes.

 

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