Visit Kareo at PAHCOM

October 20th, 2014 by Kareo

PAHCOM Annual Conference

The 26th Annual PAHCOM Conference starts tomorrow, October 21 in Clearwater Beach, Florida, and Kareo will be there!

Stop by booth #15 and say hi to Mike, the Kareo expert who will be on site. It’s a great chance to talk one-on-one with him and get an personal demo. You can see our affordable, easy-to-use software in action, and get all of your questions answered.

Already a customer? We’ve got a little something for you too. If you are a Friend of Kareo or would like to be, let Mike know and get your free gift!

Hope to see you there!

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Check Out Physician Social Media Tips in October Kareo Newsletter

October 10th, 2014 by Kareo

The October edition of the Kareo Getting Paid Newsletter takes a look at using LinkedIn, some best practices for work life balance and some handy tools to improve your medical billing. The newsletter also provides a chance to discover upcoming events, news, and resources from Kareo. Plus, you’ll learn about how to register for our upcoming free educational webinar, Define Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Approach, presented by physician social media expert Kevin Pho, MD. Read all this and more now!

October Kareo Getting Paid Newsletter

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Kareo EHR Offers Improvements to Charting and Scheduling

October 8th, 2014 by Kareo

On Wednesday, October 8, Kareo EHR account was upgraded to the latest version. This release includes continued enhancements to speed up your charting workflow, including the ability to view and order Immunizations directly from within the Note. We’ve expanded the Calendar scheduling options to include viewing of office Staff and Equipment. Family Medicine and Pediatric providers now have access to expanded graphs for tracking vitals. For more information on the specific features, see below.

Quick-View and Ordering Immunizations
Now you can quickly view patients’ existing immunizations and order new vaccines while working on a Note. A new viewing area in the top left-hand side of your screen provides an instant view of immunizations. There is no need to leave your Note to assess and order immunizations. Simply click on the arrow to manage immunizations. For more details, see the full release notes.

Calendar Scheduling for Non-Providers and Equipment
In August, we released a more robust calendar providing you with added flexibility in your scheduling. Now you can track Staff and Equipment schedules using the calendar and view them from the dashboard. If you are a Kareo Practice Management user, all of these resource types will sync automatically with the Kareo EHR. For more information, see the full release notes.

Kareo EHR Release Notes

Expanded Vital Graphs
Today, you have an array of vital graphs to choose from ranging in age from newborn to 20 year old patients. We expanded Kareo EHR to include additional graphs to track Weight for stature (2-5yrs) and BMI for Age (2-20yrs). To learn more about this features, read the full release notes.

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At Kareo, we continue working hard to make electronic health records easy for you. Streamlining your workflow with fewer clicks is our priority. Customer feedback drives our service and ensures we build the features that matter most to you, so your input is critical to us. Please submit your feedback here.

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Friend of Kareo Gets to See the Wizard behind the Curtain

October 6th, 2014 by Kareo

Mary Lou with Kareo Founder and CEO Dan Rodrigues

Mary Lou with Kareo Founder and CEO Dan Rodrigues

Mary Lou Alonso, NP, a primary care practitioner in private practice and a Kareo customer who is on the Simple Start Program recently had the opportunity to travel to Irvine and see the “wizard behind the curtain” for herself. It was a great trip for her and her husband and a terrific opportunity for Kareo staff to meet a customer and hear her story firsthand.

After signing up for Friends of Kareo and being interviewed for a case study about her practice, Mary Lou was invited to speak to the Kareo team. More and more midlevel providers are going out on their own and Kareo’s affordable, easy to use solutions are a great fit for starting a practice on a shoestring according to Mary Lou. In her presentation to Kareo she talked about this and about how Kareo has helped her launch a small, independent practice and be successful quickly.

Her presentation was inspiring and she received a rousing round of applause from the Kareo staff. They came away with a better understanding of the unique needs of NPs who are going into practice on their own.  “This was so great,” said one team member. “I always thought it would be cool to have a customer come and talk to our team about their experience. It makes our effort seem more real and puts a face to our customers.”

Visiting the Kareo office is just of the many things you can do as  Friend of Kareo. There are also opportunities to speak to the press and tell your story or give your two cents on the big issues in healthcare or attend tradeshows and talk to other providers about Kareo while learning and seeing a new city! Best of all, virtually every activity comes with a fun bonus from $25 gift cards to paid in full trips to exotic places!

If you are already a Friend of Kareo, let us know if you want to do more. And if you haven’t signed up, check it out now!

 

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Medical Billing Service Supports Hundreds of Providers with Kareo

October 6th, 2014 by Kareo

Read Case Study NowRick Kaufman did not start off in the medical billing business, but you wouldn’t know that judging by the success of his company, Billing Advantage. Established in 2004, Billing Advantage has 110 practices with more than 200 providers in 26 states and bills an average of $1.2 million each month on behalf of its practitioners.

When Rick and his partner Donna decided to start Billing Advantage it was because they knew mental health billing, a particularly unique area of medical billing. “We established the billing service as a way to generate more revenue so that we could offer health insurance to our therapists,” says Rick, CEO of Billing Advantage. “At first, we mostly handled other therapists that we knew. But then we started getting referrals from them and began adding new clients. We now provide general medical billing services for a wide range of specialties.”

The company soon outgrew the billing software they were using, which Rick had developed. He found he was spending more time maintaining the software than managing the firm’s growth. He knew he needed a better solution.

After looking at several other billing software options, Rick chose Kareo Practice Management (PM). As a software developer, biller, and clinician, he was in a unique position to evaluate the different products on the market. He felt that Kareo was, hands down, the best available software to get the job done. Ten years later, he still feels it was the right choice.

“Kareo had the best range of services and seemed the ideal fit for a medical billing company,” he notes. It offered features that streamlined billing and provided cost efficiencies, making it a great solution to manage billing for practices of all sizes.

These cost efficiencies, along with the system’s flexibility, have allowed Billing Advantage to focus on growth and provide a cost-effective solution for their customers.

Rick appreciates that Kareo provides the same level of high-quality customer service to Billing Advantage that they provide to their customers. “I’ve always found Kareo’s team to be outstanding and very responsive. They are open to suggestions on how to improve the system, and extremely responsive on urgent issues.”

Overall, Rick says Kareo has been a boon for his medical billing business. “We have greater peace of mind, we provide a better service, and it’s helped us financially. Since we went with Kareo, we have grown our revenue by 130%. I think anyone would be pleased by that result.”

To learn more about how Kareo has helped Billing Advantage serve so many providers successfully, read the full case study.

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