A medical practice is a complex, modern workplace. In addition to meeting your patients' healthcare needs, your practice is required to perform many of the same functions as any other small business.
If you neglect either the medical or business side of the practice, you will quickly find yourself struggling to survive.
Technology can go a long way toward helping you maintain a thriving and profitable practice. But medical practice software offerings are far from monolithic. Some are focused on selling a narrow software solution while others specialize in providing medical practices with all of the tools they need to maintain steady workflows and stellar patient satisfaction.
AltaPoint medical billing software falls into the latter category. Although there's nothing wrong with a robust standalone solution, AltaPoint's value point is that it offers an accessible way for healthcare practices to get onboard with a fully-integrated billing and management system. Software components can be purchased individually or as a complete system, minimizing the compatibility problems that usually come with a piecemeal approach.
As an added bonus, AltaPoint offers a free EMR (Electronic Medical Records) and Scheduling application that will get your practice started without a risky upfront investment. Full practice management and/or medical billing can be added to the basic EMR/Scheduling software for an additional fee. Here are a few of the other features to consider regarding AltaPoint's medical billing software and other solutions.
- Flexibility. AltaPoint is available in either a server-based or web-based platform, giving you the flexibility to decide whether you want to invest in the software all at once or subscribe to a more affordable monthly billing option.
- Ease of use. The AltaPoint software suite is intentionally designed for functionality and ease of use. Your office staff will have one-click access to patient charts, notes, ledgers, appointments, alerts, x-rays, images and other data selection tabs located on patient forms.
- Patient portal. Another convenient feature that is available with AltaPoint's software package is a patient portal that lets your patients access appointments, payment options and medical histories in a secure environment.
- e-Prescriptions. For an additional fee, AltaPoint's E-Prescribe is an electronic prescription application with comprehensive drug information and electronic pharmacy connections.