November was a busy month for the Kareo engineers! Many enhancements were made to Kareo Practice Management (PM) and EHR to help our independent practice customers continue to streamline operations. Check out more information on improvements to patient demographic importing, patient payment features, and exciting new tools for specialists.
- Kareo PM Expands Patient Payment Options: When you use PSC to print your patient statements, the text under the payment window will now include information to help patients pay online. The statement will read, “Pay online using code: 1111-2222-3333-4444 at http://portal.kareo.com/code.” After going to the site and entering the code, the patient will be moved to the QuickPay area where the patient can make a payment or create an account to view statement details. This tool provides one more way for patients to quickly and easily pay their due balances, helping to reduce your A/R and improve overall collections. It’s another great reason to consider Kareo for your credit card processing. To find out more about this and other new features, read the full release notes.
- Improvements to Patient Demographic Importer: The Kareo EHR Patient Demographic Importer has been completely redesigned to improve the speed and accuracy of importing patient data. It is now much more flexible, easy to use, and accepts both CSV and Excel import files, along with 14 data points per patient. We’ve also greatly increased the number of data formats we support, so data types such as Phone Number and Date of Birth are much more flexible. Watch this short video to find out more about this new feature or read the full release notes.
- Kareo EHR Adds Specialty Features: Kareo EHR now has height and weight charts for infants ages 0 to 2 for boys and girls. These new charts will assist family medicine and pediatric providers in documenting infant encounters more easily and accurately. To better support mental health providers, Kareo EHR has also introduced two new psych visit note types and 44 new templates. To find out more about these new features, read the full release notes.
Did you know? Kareo just launched a new solution center to support the growth of your practice. Kareo Marketplace™ delivers a curated selection of cloud-based applications and value-added services that can help practices optimize operations, deliver improved financial performance, accelerate adoption of electronic health records, and drive outstanding patient engagement. For more information, please visit kareo.com/marketplace. Don’t forget you can always look back at past release notes in the Help Center.