5 Must-Haves to Look for in a Chiropractic Software
In recent years, healthcare IT spending has broken records as healthcare practices learn how to navigate changes such as the ICD-10 and the Affordable Care Act. Chiropractic software is no exception. Managing today’s chiropractic clinics profitably requires intelligent and powerful tools for processes such as appointment scheduling, insurance verification, coding, and patient billing. Chiropractors don’t have time for denied bills or accounts receivable forever. Luckily, having the right chiropractic software to manage your care, from scheduling appointments to marking payments to your account, can simplify a myriad of office processes. This means chiropractors can spend less time on IT and administrative issues and more time caring for their patients. Here are five must-haves you should look for in chiropractic software.
1. It Should Have an Intuitive User Interface
Chiropractic software that does not offer a friendly and intuitive user interface should be removed from the list immediately. Today, there is no excuse for needing to learn new skills to use the software. While we have to insist on chiropractic software with a wealth of training resources, we also have to insist on software that is user-friendly enough to get you started right away.
2. It Should Be Cloud-Hosted
Few practices have the resources to host a server onsite. Not to mention maintaining servers and installing software upgrades. These worries go away when you choose chiropractic software hosted in the cloud. Cloud-based software is hosted in the cloud and easily accessible from your office computer or device over a broadband connection. Server issues, security patches, and upgrades are all handled by our software provider, so you can be sure you’re always using the latest and most secure software version.
3. It Should Be Designed Specifically for Chiropractors
You might think that clinic management software is the right fit for running a chiropractic clinic, but that’s not always the case. Chiropractors treat a special set of conditions that general practitioners and pediatricians may not encounter. Therefore, tools must be specifically designed for chiropractors and their unique administrative, coding and billing needs. That way, you won’t waste money or time on irrelevant software features, and you’ll be sure you have the tools you need to practice.
4. It Should Make Coding Easier and More Accurate
Coding requires dedication, attention to detail, and extensive knowledge. While it’s clear that you need to hire experienced and competent coding staff and invest in their practices, it would be even better if you provided them with software tools to help them correctly code insurance company filing procedures. Good coding is the key to a high “clean claim” rate, and the right chiropractic software can go a long way in achieving this.
5. It Should Produce a Fast, Positive Return on Investment
If chiropractic software doesn’t provide a return on investment, what good is it? Ultimately, it’s all about software that keeps your business running smoothly, preventing problems, billing more accurately, and keeping your revenue cycle on track. Therefore you must invest in the right software to get the most out of your return. Thoroughly research your options, including the expected return on investment, before deciding on chiropractic software. How frustrating it would be to spend so much money on a chiropractic software system and find that it doesn’t make a living at all. Claim ROI information before committing to a chiropractic software solution.
Genesis Chiropractic Software provides cloud-hosted chiropractic billing software. The software helps you create claims quickly for fast collection. Designed specifically for the unique needs of chiropractic billing, Genesis Chiropractic Software is both HIPAA compliant and fully ICD-10 compliant. It’s flexible, powerful, and comes with an intuitive interface and extensive training resources to help your team get the most out of the software. You can schedule a free demo here.