Silicon Valley, CA, September 08, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Maker of the popular desktop medical billing software and practice management system, MPM has recently chosen an EMR partner who provides an EMR free to all licensed healthcare workers –over 1.4 million practitioners.
There’s good news and there’s good news, this is the latter.
States MPM owner Jim Muschetti, “Our practices don’t have millions to spend on EMR systems like AllScripts or eClinicalWorks or the other popular systems out there; our clients are small and they watch their pennies. They’re reluctant to spend a dime frivolously even in the best of times.
“Although we're supporting just under 5000 medical billing users, the demand for EHR/EMR is clearly on the rise,” says Muschetti. “Our doctors are requesting an EMR that is compliant with Obama’s Stimulus Incentive which offers up to $64,000 to physicians using a comprehensive system in 2010. After looking at many systems, we decided that it was the best fit because it provides a completely integrated end-to-end system, which once set up, is free to our doctors.
“We feel that teaming up with them not only fills an important product gap related to Electronic Medical Records, but there is a huge upside in offering an EMR that includes free e-prescribing and free electronic lab results, but without the forced advertisements and the potential for privacy issues in the other free EMRs. We feel that a large percentage of our small practices are holding off adopting Electronic Medical Records because the costs associated with implementing a comprehensive EMR system are in the stratosphere. ‘Free’ should make it more palatable for our one, two, and three doc practices to get on board.”
A nine year study which began in 2001 shows that today, 43.7% of doctors are using some sort of software to chart their patient’s medical treatment, but that fewer than 4% of all practices have a comprehensive end-to-end EHR solution, and the vast majority of that number are larger practices with more that twenty doctors; leaving fully 70% of the nation’s medical offices significantly underinvested in technology, which is shown to be the surest way to increase efficiency and reduce costs in an industry hemorrhaging revenue.
The reason for the dismal adoption rate of EHR/EMR is easy to understand says Muschetti, “Incredibly high system cost, horribly complex systems that take a college degree to learn how to use, and the disruption that occurs during months of implementation, and sometimes with no success story in the end.
“Only a web-based approach can remove these barriers in that it offers an affordable, non-invasive way to adopt the EMR. You start out using the free Scheduling and e-Prescribing, and then once that’s running smoothly you add in the electronic lab results and document management, and then lastly you add the treatment notes. Somewhat pain free anyway,” says Muschetti. “Over the next eighteen months, we anticipate a full half of our medical billing clients moving to an Electronic Health Records system.” Learn more about medical billing and how to do it.
MPM is a made for Windows practice management and medical billing software used by healthcare practices nationwide to manage their insurance claims and all aspects of patient billing. MPMsoft’s appeal is its simple user interface that integrates front office appointment scheduling with back office medical billing, claims management, integrated clearinghouse
, patient accounting and practice management reporting. MPM’s core billing technology is the engine that empowers numerous EMRs with the ability to process electronic claims.
PracticeSuite is a free comprehensive Electronic Medical Record suite (EMR) and Practice Management System that is offered at no cost to all licensed healthcare providers. Additional users (eg. administrative staff) cost thirty-five dollars per month to use the system and there are set-up costs associated with going live. PracticeSuite’s EMR includes free e-prescribing, electronic lab results, document manager, free scheduling, electronic claims, and collections module. PracticeSuite’s platform-independent EMR & PMS is also available as a locally installed solution with traditional licensing.