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Do you feel like you’re drowning in paperwork? Are you spending too much valuable time on the phone either on hold or fighting with insurance companies? Have you experienced the shock of seeing your actual hourly rate after factoring in all the time you spend doing this?

Free yourself from paperwork!

We’re here to help. You’ll be as excited as we are when you see our practice management tools and products. Designed by mental health and billing professionals and four years in development, our state of the art tools will save you time, money and make your practice more profitable.

Efficient, cost effective solutions for billing, online scheduling, accepting credit cards, continuing education, tracking practice finances, claims submission, marketing and virtually all of your practice management needs can now be conducted in one convenient location. Only one set of passwords to remember and no more jumping from website to website to manage your business.

We invite you to take a look at our products here: www.practice-solutions.com and request a demo here: www.practice-solutions.com/demo.html . You’ll be glad you did!

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Want to cut office expenses? Streamline billing and claims processing? Accept credit cards?

Practice-Solutions.com offers cost effective solutions for billing, claims management, scheduling and credit card acceptance, helping you manage the specific needs of your practice, boost profitability and office efficiency

Free yourself from paperwork!

Free yourself from paperwork!

Our Web based software includes:

* The Most Standard Features: A robust scheduling engine designed for solo or multi-provider practices, the option to submit claims electronically, intuitive billing and general management features, plus much more comes standard with our state of the art solutions.

* Real-Time Ledger Views: Get a handle on  your practice with instantly-viewable ledgers that provide an accurate real-time view of payments outstanding and received.

* Setup for Solo and Multi-Provider Practice: Ours is a solution able to accommodate practices of any size, and has robust scheduling features designed specifically to handle one or more providers.

* Current with Legislation: Helper fully supports NPI (National Provider Identifiers) and the new 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form (08/05). For more information on NPI and how to apply for your number, visit the CMS Web Site.

* Robust Security: HIPAA compliance is a worry of the past with our powerful security and privacy safeguards that protects all patient data.

Our powerful and easy to use electronic billing solution, featuring a fully HIPAA compliant means to accelerate the accuracy and speed in which you are reimbursed.

Manage the Entire Claims Process: Our software securely manages the entire claim and billing process, from sending claims electronically, tracking your submission over time, and patient statements.

Easy to Use:  fully integrated with your Find-a-Therapist.com account and it only takes a few simple steps to send claims electronically.

Increase Efficiency: Submitting claims with our system reduces payment processing time by ensuring you are meeting the latest requirements of your payors, virtually eliminating claim rejection.

HIPAA Compliant: Sending claims electronically  is fully HIPAA compliant, so you can be confident that your patient data is secure.

Increase Cash Flow: By reducing the time to submit claims and potentially resubmit those with errors, you get paid quicker and never worry about missing claim submission deadlines.

Do you think Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are only used by large practices?
Not anymore! Our  Web-based EMR is integrated with Find-a-Therapist.com software to automate the clinical aspects of your practice and help you provide quality care.

Our  EMR enables you to create and manage patient documentation effectively and efficiently. With Find-a-Therapist’s  notes functionality and templates, develop treatment plans and write progress notes. And, your Find-a-Therapist  EMR becomes your central repository for patient documentation, giving you easy, secure access to accurate and complete medical records at any time. In addition, you can track the medications your client is taking, rounding out a complete medical record.

Your patients also can have their own account on Find-a-Therapist.com that allows them to track their appointments ,payment history, give you access to charge their credit cards, receive email reminders for appointments, and with your permission schedule their own appoints using the built in online scheduler.

Your Find-a-Therapist.com account offers 21st Century practice management tools to increase the profitability of your practice. To request a demo , visit our website at http://www.practice-solutions.com/demo.html

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Are you worried about the economy? Wondering how it will affect your practice? Wondering what you can do to increase your revenues?

Managing a small business (and yes, a private practice IS a business no matter how small), is not an easy task during tough economic times. But, the good news is that there are ways to keep your practice profitable, even during downturns, even when your client billable hours are not increasing or even declining.

There are basically two ways to stay profitable: Increase revenues and/or cut costs. Here are some cost-cutting tips to help you deal with economic uncertainty:

Minimize staff and maximize talent.
A friend’s consulting clients recently encountered hard times. She offered two nonessential employees an extended leave of absence (with a promise to call them back when the economy improves) and replaced them with an answering service. “Electronic Medical Records reduce the need for clerical staff by reducing staff workload and improving work processes.” (Tricia L. Erstad, MSN, RN, Journal of Healthcare Information Management, Vol. 17, No. 4). While layoffs aren’t pleasant, a company and its employees might not have a future without efforts to trim the budget. Job sharing is another option to across-the-board layoffs.

Cut back on or share advertising.
Calculate your monthly advertising fees. You may find that you could save more by reducing the size of print ads. Try negotiating better rates with where you advertise.  Most companies would rather negotiate than lose your business. Keep the smaller ads effective, however, by adding red ink for emphasis or bolding critical text. Notice we say “cut back” but do not eliminate your advertising. This is the best time to advertise and pick up those clients that are out there looking for a therapist! If you don’t, your competition will. Do some joint advertising with colleagues who have a different specialty from yours and share the costs of the ads.

Learn new skills. Reclaim some of the tasks you currently pay someone to do. For example, one therapist used to pay someone more than $400 a month to burn CDs and training DVDs. He also paid a printer to collate and staple information packets. Paying an employee to collate and staple cut his production costs in half.

Purchase in bulk. Many companies overstock inventory in anticipation of a rush on product. Negotiate terms with your suppliers that allow you to purchase as needed with smaller minimums. That means you’ll pay less upfront. Check with a few colleagues and purchase office supplies jointly for a bigger discount.

Review your policies and implement other cost-saving measures.
Review your worker’s compensation, vehicle and office building insurance policies. Some coverage may be redundant. Work with your insurance carrier to determine if policies can be grouped for a multiple policy discount.

Use your credit to your advantage. Credit card companies want solvency and on-time payment. If you have both, call the credit card company and negotiate a better rate, or take your business elsewhere. Credit card companies are settling for pennies on the dollar because of the large number of defaults and bankruptcies. Work your credit history to your advantage, and keep shopping until you find the best rate.

Know Your SCORE. SCORE, the service corps of retired executives is a great FREE federal program that matches successful, retired business executives with small businesses and offers advice and support. http://www.score.org/index.html

Attempts to cut costs can add up to thousands of dollars saved every year. Choose carefully, and you’ll be among the fittest survivors.

Find-a-Therapist.com offers a  complete suite of practice management tools including billing, electronic claims submission, online appointment scheduling, ability to accept credit cards and a private HIPAA compliant account for your clients where they can  track appointments, billing and balances.

Improve your cash flow, increase your administrative efficiency and enhance your patient satisfaction! Find-a-Therapist offers one stop shopping for your practice management and marketing needs.

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