For clinics and medical practitioners, patient no-shows can mean losing a lot of money. For instance, a clinic ended up losing one million dollars because of an annual patient no-show count of 14,000. Now, while many full-scale medical practice management systems and EMR (Electronic Medical Records) are already equipped with medical scheduling as part of their setup, these might not be feasible for solo practitioners and those with small medical practices.
So, if one is looking for affordable or free medical appointment scheduling software, here’re a few choices:
Appointmentseasy is the very first free online appointment portal offering healthcare professionals to login using their credentials and manage their appointment book and calendars easily, while offering optional paid features such as an ad-free premium version and SMS reminders. The setup can also be used by patients to access the portal from any work station and search for easily and book the date, time and specialist that they need to consult with and remind them of their appointments by SMS. This tool is also a blessing for medical secretaries.
DrChrono is an all-in-one billing, electronic health records and practice management system. It allows doctors and medical practitioners to automatically send appointment reminders via phone/text/email, offers a customizable clinical workflow, helps doctors order prescriptions and labs easily with the eRX and lab tools and view the results in the EMR, and offers integrated medical billing which allows for faster payments with no extra sweat. Pricing for the basic plan begins at $199/provider per month, and the last level is priced customized for the need for every practitioner.
NueMD is a Cloud-based medical appointment scheduling software that offers medical billing, electronic health recording, practice management and robust integrated appointment scheduling capabilities. NueMD’s ONC-ATB certified HER offers excellent workflows, apart from offering secure fax management, lab report tracking, and charting. While the Standard plan begins at $149/month per provider, NueMD also offers other customized plans according to the sizes and needs of every medical clinic or practitioner.
Kareo Medical Billing
This ICD-10 compliant online medical billing and practice management solution is employed across a wide variety of medical specialties, including podiatry, chiropractic, paediatrics, family medicine, mental health, and the likes. Ideally suiting small companies best, Kareo allows medical practitioners and secretaries to develop customized reports, store patient documents, manage delinquent reports, and confirm insurance, apart from scheduling patients’ appointments. Kareo begins at $330/month per provider for a physician and $150/month per provider for a non-physician.