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How to Automatically Send Statements & Get Paid Online Using Medisoft

“I am embarrassed to think of how we used to send out our statements. We would spend days manually mailing them out!”

Yep- that is what a customer recently told us once they started using Medisoft’s statement and payment tool.

This customer, like most of you, would manually print, fold, stuff, seal, stamp, and mail out hundreds of statements. Because it was such a manual process that took way too long, she would often push it off only doing it once a month (I don’t blame her, who has time for that?!).

Finally she came to her senses and realized that this is 2016 and there had to be a better way. She was right- but not only was there a better way to send it- it even cost less! Yes, you read that right! There is a simpler, faster, easier, and cheaper way to send statements than manually doing it yourself. It is a tool called Bill Flash and it is already integrated into Medisoft!

Check out this video to see how it works inside of Medisoft:

Besides being a huge time reliever, there are a few cool benefits that some of our customers have been pleasantly surprised about after using Medisofts’ Patient Statement Tool:

  • Patients are more likely to pay– One of our customers excitedly told us that her collection rate went up 60%! This could be for a couple of reasons:
    • Patients get their bills quicker- they actually remember the appointment and are more likely to pay the sooner they get their bill!
    • The statements look professional & are easy to understand- people like to know what they are paying for and that it is legit!
    • Patients can pay online- what is simpler than getting an email or mailed statement and paying for it right then online!
    • Return Envelopes Included- for those that still like to get an actual statement in the mail, the return envelope is included and makes it very easy. One of our customers told us how she loves getting the mail now and seeing all the blue envelopes!

 

We could go on and on about the benefits of BillFlash and tell you how much our customers love it- or you could trial it for FREE! So, just do yourself a favor and get started on your FREE trial!

BillFlash 30 day free trial

MEDISOFT V19 Support Video: How to fix it when inside and outside lab charges are not printing on statements in Medisoft

What to do in Medisoft v19 when your lab charges are not printing on statements

If you notice that all of your inside and outside lab charges are not printing on your statements, it is because there is a problem with Medisoft.  It’s a super easy fix though, so watch this short video to learn what you can do to fix it when this happens.



If you need other help with Medisoft or our other software, let us know in the comments below and we’ll see what we can do to help out.

How To Set Cycle Billing For Printing Statements In Medisoft

AZCOMP Support Video: In Medisoft you can set cycle billing for printing your statements

medisoft tips and tricks

The cycle billing feature lets you print patient statements every certain amount of days. This feature allows you to set a cycle for your statements in an easy and efficient way. This feature is only available for Medisoft Advanced and Medisoft Network Professional. Tony, one of our many phenomenal support technicians, tells us how we can achieve setting up this feature in under two and a half minutes.

 

Video: How To Set Cycle Billing For Printing Statements In Medisoft

It Is Time To Embrace ICD-10

CMS recently released this information about the ICD-10 delay.

healthcare software industry updatesWhen the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) was passed on April 1, 2014, a lot of people read the part about the ICD-10 delay thinking it meant that it was a fixed one year delay.  In actuality, the law stated that “the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015.”  So October 1, 2015 was the soonest it would be allowed.

This recent release of information about the ICD-10 delay by CMS states that “the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015.  The rule will also require HIPPA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.”

44% of Physicians Were Unprepared for ICD-10 Prior To The Delay

In a report called the Practice Profitability Index, 2014 Edition, of the 5,064 physicians that contributed insights to the report, 44% of them reported that they didn’t know whether they would be ready for the ICD-10 transition.  Another 25% stated that they were certain they would not be prepared.

Luckily for the nearly 70% who were either not prepared or weren’t sure they were prepared that the date for implementation of ICD-10 has been delayed.  Not being prepared for the adoption of the new code set would have caused major disruptions to a practices billing and collections processes.

So, don’t you think it is time to get prepared for ICD-10 in 2015?  There is no time like right now to start preparing.  Don’t leave your practice in a position where your billing and collections processes are majorly disrupted.

How To Prepare For ICD-10

The first and best thing to do right now if you are not already prepared is to create a plan to become prepared.  Several months back AZCOMP put together The Small Practice Guide To ICD-10 Deadlines to help small practices prepare for the adoption of ICD-10 Codes.  The guide still references 2014 as the time to switch, but the information is all still relevant and useful to your practice in making preparations.  Use the guide and make preparations.  If you need to consult with someone on the best way to make your preparations, please give us a call at AZCOMP.

We understand that there is definitely a cost associated with adopting and implementing ICD-10, and also associated with many of the other regulations bearing down on the health care industry.  This is a stressful situation for everyone involved, including us at AZCOMP.  We spend a lot of time trying to understand the impact of each regulation, and of each change to the regulations.  We try to take this information and provide solutions that are helpful and useful.

Getting More Efficient Has To Be Part Of The Long Term Plan

While the cost of running your practice increases due to trying to comply with regulations, your practice must look for ways to become more productive and efficient.  Do more with less.  That is the challenge in every industry and with every business.  How do you do it?  It is a difficult task to say the least.

We advise you to take a look at some solutions we have to offer that should truly help your small practice become more efficient allowing you to get more done (see more patients) with fewer resources (the same amount of staff you currently have).  The patient statements tool built into Medisoft and Lytec is an easy thing you can implement right now to help your practice get more done with less.  The appointment reminder system that we have to offer may also be a useful tool for you in that it automatically reminds patients of their appointment without your staff having to do anything (they can be working on other things instead of making time consuming phone calls).

If you haven’t already, switching to an EMR is also a way to increase productivity, increase efficiency, allow your practice to get more done with fewer resources, and most importantly provide better patient care.  There are a lot of benefits to EMR that totally overshadow any meaningful use credits or trying to avoid penalties.  Your practice should take a look at how using an EMR system can improve your practice for the long run.  AZCOMP offers a very affordable solution to get into EMR and start reaping the benefits of the system.

 

With BillFlash, You Can Send Patient Statements In Just A Few Minutes Instead Of Hours Or Days

Wouldn’t You Rather Send All Of Your Patient Statements In Just Minutes Instead of Hours Or Days?

You Can Test Drive BillFlash FREE For 60 Days (You Only Pay For Postage).  Offer Expires May 31, 2014.

What is the best way to sent patient statements?

What is the best way to sent patient statements?

BillFlash is a service that sends your patient statements for you.  It is a feature inside of Medisoft, Lytec & Practice Choice that is already included, you just need to sign up for the service to unlock the feature. For only a quarter (25¢) per statement – BillFlash will automatically send all your statements for you. (This 25¢ fee is waived the first 60 days of service as long as you sign up before May 31, 2014.)


Using BillFlash, when you are ready to send out your statements, you can review each billing file and add custom messages to all or none of your patients. You can delete or adjust any bill.  You can change the color of individual statements.  You can make all of these adjustments and changes and more BEFORE you approve the billing file.  Then you send it to BillFlash and the rest is taken care of for you.

There is no set up fee and no long-term contract.  You can cancel at anytime with no penalty.  What are you waiting for?  Sign up today and start sending patient statements the easy way.

To learn more about BillFlash and to sign up, go to our BillFlash webpage.

What is the best way to sent patient statements?

Most Widely Used Add-on for Medisoft and Lytec

EVERYONE HAS TO SEND PATIENT STATEMENTS- BUT WHAT IS THE BEST WAY?

Check out this short video and you will quickly see why Billflash is by far the most widely used and loved add-on for Medisoft and Lytec users. 

What once took days to do, can now be done in a few clicks without ever leaving your medisoft or lytec billing software.

Most Widely Used Add-on for Medisoft

Everyone has to send medisoft patient statements- but what is the best way?

Check out this short video and you will quickly see why Billflash is by far the most widely used and loved add-on for Medisoft users.