What Scheduling/Billing/Practice Management Software Do You Use?

ClinicalABA

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We are in the beginning process of looking for a new Practice Management Software. We are a multi-site program, with 1/2 dozen or so clinicians (psychologists and speech therapists) with a primary focus on neurodevelopmental/psychological evaluations (little-to-know psychotherapy services; some speech treatment). We need a system for scheduling, billing, and tracking employee time and productivity, with EHR capabilities. Our current system is just OK- It was designed primarily for home-based ABA services

What are you guys using?
 

briarcliff

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Worked in a small clinic a while ago that used practice fusion. I didn't work with it much, but I didn't hear too many complaints from those who were using it more extensively. At the time, it's EHR services (or at least some/most of them) were free.

edit: Did a little bit of a deeper dive and found out that practice fusion is no longer free -- I did find this link though with some other free/low cost options though: 7 Practice Fusion Alternatives Now That You Have to Pay for Your EHR - TechnologyAdvice
 
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Ollie123

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I'd have to imagine that EPIC would be prohibitively expensive and have way too many unnecessary functions for as small of a practice as ABA is talking about.
Large hospital systems will often spend hundreds of thousands to millions on Epic, but they do also offer smaller-scale versions (and I think now even some cloud-based ones?) at an immensely lower price point. Whether that system is good or not I couldn't tell you. I despise the version our hospital system uses. The UI appears to have been designed by a committee of chimps with a methamphetamine addiction.
 
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WisNeuro

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Large hospital systems will often spend hundreds of thousands to millions on Epic, but they do also offer smaller-scale versions (and I think now even some cloud-based ones?) at an immensely lower price point. Whether that system is good or not I couldn't tell you. I despise the version our hospital system uses. The UI appears to have been designed by a committee of chimps with a methamphetamine addiction.
You just have to remember that EPICs primary purpose is billing. Patient care comes in a far second.
 

MamaPhD

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I might be in the minority here, but I like Epic. I really like Epic now that I've built up a library of smartphrases and have Dragon Medical for dictation. I can be efficient but still produce detailed, meaningful documentation.

I wasn't aware that Epic had entered the small practice market. Interesting.
 

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If emrs were condiments
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1) epic. It’s the mayonnaise of emrs. It works. No one is thrilled about it. But it’s nice in the background.

2) practice fusion: it’s the ketchup of emrs. Got some stuff that’s good, doesn’t go with everything. No one is impressed.

3) free stuff: it’s the mustard of emrs. Goes with somethings; not others. Usually there’s a trade off.

4) med valant: the Worcestershire sauce of emrs.
 

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I think Epic is great once you get the hang of it, for the reasons Mama Phd mentioned. I use Simple Practice for my private practice and I find it very easy to use as an EHR. I don't do billing through SP so I can't speak to that.