Selecting the Right Billing And Claims Software for Your Dietitian Practice can be a Major Challenge. A Quick Google Search for “dietitian billing software” Generates Tens of Thousands for South African Web Results, With Several Companies Offering a Variety of Different Options. Choosing the Right One for Your Practice is no Trivial Task. Here are Some of the Key Factors That Make Medinol the Best Fit for Your Practice…
Medinol is Easy-to-Use
You want a system that won’t take weeks to implement and won’t frustrate your staff. Medinol is easy to install, easy to learn and dead simple to run. Written in plain simple SA health care language it is easily understood by most staff working in today’s physiotherapy practice. It ships on a CD Rom and installation is as easy as inserting the CD, firing up the installation wizard, answering a few questions and clicking Proceed till you get to the end. Our screens are character based (DOS) – some may say old-fashioned – but it does mean that data capturing is fast and free from Click-o-rhea. Component modules: Patient registration, Invoicing, EDI Submissions, Payments are explained in a friendly user guide and online videos. And help from a live human being is never more than a call away.
Information That’s Easy to Find
Busy dietitians and practice managers don’t need complicated systems that make it difficult for them to track the practice’s financial health. Medinol provides easy access to important details like Electronic claims, Daily Record of Treatment, Payment reports, Financial Summary, Treatment Statistics from straightforward pull-down menus that simplifies tasks for the dietitian and administrative staff. Data management is provided for Patient/Members, Medical Aids, Treatment Items, Tariff Codes, Diagnosis ICD10 Codes together with meaningful displays that makes information on the system very easy to access when dealing with queries.
Medinol Helps Your Conform To Statutory Requirements
In terms of the provisions of the Medical Schemes Act, 1998 and the regulations promulgated under the Act, accounts rendered by a dietitian must contain the following particulars:
· The name and practice code number of the referring practitioner (where applicable).
· The name of the member.
· The name of the patient.
· The name of the medical scheme.
· The membership number of the member.
· The practice code number and name of practitioner
· The nature and cost of the treatment.
· The date on which the service was rendered.
· The relevant diagnostic codes and NHRPL item code numbers relating to the health service rendered.
Affordable Installation and Operating Costs
We all know what a consultation costs these days. And in terms of the income looked after by Medinol Practice Management software in a typical dietitian practice, the investment is very, very affordable. a) Initial outlay: R7500 reduced to R4 999, b) Annual license fee: currently R1750 payable after first year only, c) EDI fee: .9 to 1.1% of claim value – agreement dependent on EDI company. For a new practice starting out, we do offer 3 month payment terms to Medinol virtually pays for itself!
Computer Technical Requirements
Being command prompt (character) based, Medinol Practice Management Software runs on any Pentium class computer from Windows XP to Windows 7 (all except Windows 7 64-bit). You will need a CD ROM/DVD drive, printer, and a broad-band Internet connection. The database is based on industry standard .DBF so accessing the data externally is easy via Microsoft Excel or Access. Medinol does NOT run on MAC, IPAD, Android device or Linux. Medinol is fully multi-user network compatible and therefore suites all types of practices: big and small.
Security: What Happens In Your Practice, Stays In Your Practice
How secure is your data? Medinol Practice Management Software offers user profile based password security. In addition we have facilities to backup to external devices such as flash drives and optical (CD/DVD) media. Our database is robust, and should you experience a power outage, only the current data entry screen would be lost.
Training and Support
We believe in providing training and support to you and your staff to remain productive at all costs. Medinol Practice Management Software has been supporting private health care practices since 1984, and we have a wealth of experience in dealing with the medical aids and patient/members. Telephonic training and support is offered free-of-charge. With remote support we are able to offer a rapid response country-wide. What happens when you’ve ended the initial training period and you hire new staff? With Medinol you get a system that offers a full selection of online training as well as multiple e-mail and phone support options.
How to Get Started
A few quick and easy steps…
- Ensure that your practice is HPCSA and BHF registration numbers are valid
- Ensure that your computer equipment has the correct technical specifications
- (a) Download Medinol Order Form, and Mediswitch Registration Form (b) print these, (c) fill out and then (d) fax back to us your order form on 0865-141-535
- We will then contact you to arrange for installation, training and commissioning
- You or a staff member run the system “live”.
With the help of Medinol we will dispel all myths of billing, claiming and revenue cycle optimization in the modern-day dietitian practice.
Contact: Fudley Bezuidenhout Pr.Eng.
(021)906-2296 or 082-688-9610
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