Chiropractic_Software_Program_Comparisons by MohamedAliSaid

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Chiropractic Software Program Comparisons


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Summary:
It is important to choose a software program based on what it can offer your practice, and not solely on cost.
It is understandable that most new chiropractors come out of school with a lot of debt and want to get started
for as little money as possible. Scrimping on something as important as your office software could cause
you big headaches and even more money in the long run. If you have to upgrade to a better program, not
only will you have to contract workers to perform the upgrade, your office staff will not be able to access
your records for a period of time until the upgrade process is effective. These are thoughts to consider when
reviewing your software options. Chiropractic software comparison is a necessary evil when finding your
perfect software match.



Keywords:
Chiropractic Software, Chiropractic Billing Software, Chiropractic Office Software, Chiropractic Software
Comparison



Article Body:
It is important to choose a software program based on what it can offer your practice, and not solely on cost.
It is understandable that most new chiropractors come out of school with a lot of debt and want to get started
for as little money as possible. Scrimping on something as important as your office software could cause
you big headaches and even more money in the long run. If you have to upgrade to a better program, not
only will you have to contract workers to perform the upgrade, your office staff will not be able to access
your records for a period of time until the upgrade process is effective. These are thoughts to consider when
reviewing your software options. Chiropractic software comparison is a necessary evil when finding your
perfect software match.


Weeding through the various types of programs available can be exhausting. Some programs offer insurance
billing specifically, while others focus on only patient records. Prepare to spend several hours in reviewing
your options and be sure to speak with your office staff about their needs. Since the staff will be the ones
using the programs, it is absolutely imperative that their input is considered. The Internet is a good search
tool when looking for chiropractic software comparisons.


One of the most utilized programs today is Eclipse® Practice Management Software. This company has
been providing office solutions for over 20 years and has one of the most comprehensive office management
software packages in the industry. According to their website, “ECLIPSE includes billing, scheduling, EHR
(electronic health record), daily notes, an extensive alerts system, certified HIPAA compliant electronic
claims & remittance, security features that include patient data access tracking to help you run a HIPAA
compliant facility, and myriad reports fine-tuned by two decades of client feedback”. Eclipse also boasts of
the software’s abilities to streamline your office records and create a virtually paperless office.


Another popular chiropractic software program is Lytec®. Founded in 1989, this company is well-known as
a leader in helping chiropractic offices streamline their records and superior customer support. Lytec
specializes in the efficiency of patient billing, insurance filing and appointment setting. Included in their
software package is a patented program called Code Import which loads CPT-4, ICD-9 and HCPCS directly
into the Lytec software to greatly reduce coding errors. Another interesting feature of the Lytec software
program is the Fee Schedule Import feature. This feature “automatically loads Medicare fee schedules into
Lytec saving time and improving accuracy.”


ChiroSoft® is a software program designed especially for today’s chiropractic offices. It was first launched
in 1982 and has had over 20 years experience in fine-tuning the software for the busy chiropractor. One of
the most recognized and appreciated features of this program in the fee slip feature. According to their
website, “A fee slip is printed on each patient before they see the doctor, this allows for easy communication
between the front desk and the chiropractor. The front desk must post services into ChiroSoft® to cancel out
that daily fee slip. This prevents billable services from being missed by the office staff.” Many chiropractors
find this feature very valuable and recommend it to others.


Chiropractic Complete Max Pro® is another widely used software program for chiropractic offices. The
tagline for this company is: save time, improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase productivity, and maximize
profits. This product seems to offer a variety of necessary tools to maximize the performance of the
chiropractic office. It offers flexible appointment scheduling, automated payment plans, statistical reports,
the ability to bundle procedure codes that are used daily for quick reference, Multiple case management
without creating double patient accounts, mailing list creation, electronic patient records, front desk
management, and marketing tools. This is a bundled program that seems to offer nearly any tool that a
chiropractor needs.


Finding the appropriate software for your practice can be very time consuming. When you first begin your
search, it is likely that you will be overwhelmed with choices. Remember to consult with your office staff to
determine what their needs may be. That is a good starting point in deciding which programs to purchase.
Getting the right software in the beginning can save a lot of trouble in the future. If you have to change
programs, you will have some lag-time where you will not be able to access your records. Finding a good
vendor who understands your needs and who will offer excellent customer support is also a very important
step. It may take some time, but with all of the products available on the market today, with a little research
and thought, you will find the product you need to make your business successful.
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