October 27, 2014 at 4:26 pm
As the owner of a medical billing company, I’ve been using Practice Suite for about 5 years now. I’ve used many billing software systems over the years (Allscripts, Mends II, Versyss, PCN, Sage, Brightree) and have never been as satisfied as I am with PracticeSuite. The best part is that the Free Edition is truly free AND it includes support! That’s a great way to get started as a biller. I just can’t say enough about how wonderful the support team is ––always pleasant, knowledgeable and so efficient! Great software. Great support… you just can’t go wrong with Practice Suite’s medical billing software. –Cheyrige Billing Services, LLC
2017 Practice Suite Review
Our 2017 medical claims software review starts with PracticeSuite® which gives billers a 100% Free software account to process 100 claim transactions per month. You can print the CMS-1500 form or create batches of electronic claims to send through its internal clearinghouse. No purchase is required and the software is permanently free to the single user. It also has the best ICD-10 code lookup that we’ve seen. It’s quick, effective, and simple to use.
If it’s free, then what’s the catch?
There isn’t one.
Practice Suite has offered a free ‘single-user’ version of their cutting edge claim software since 2010 and currently has over 41,000 billers using their system. The idea is that a small practice can start out on the basic free claims package and then gradually over time upgrade to paid versions of their products as they need to.
Practice Suite is a Stage II Certified Complete EHR System, so this is top of the line stuff used by physicians in private practice as well as large Medical Centers and Medical Schools such as New York School of Medicine for both UB-04 facility billing (non-ambulatory) and Professional billing (CMS-1500) which is what its EHR is certified for. This means that this ‘free offer’ is coming from a bonafide source that’s trusted and relied upon by large organizations and enterprises to deliver mission critical medical software applications.
Their free version is a full-fledged Practice Management System that is cloud-based so it can be accessed anytime from any location, securely, on any connected device. This means that people in different geographic locations can access the system simultaneously and collaborate –even though miles apart. If you are a biller, it means you can work remotely and have it seem as if you are billing right from your doctor’s office.
The fact that it is an advanced medical billing system means that all your insurances are saved, fee schedules are easy to manage, all your patent demographics are saved, and that each patient’s claims history is right at your fingertips for easy reference and follow-up. When you go to enter a new charge, the system remembers the patient’s last visit and queues it up in case it’s a repeat office visit for easy repeat billing.
The free edition provides complete patient accounting that allows you to enter payments, make adjustments, and keep patient balances up to date, and offers essential claim management and financial reporting such as: Summary A/R by payer, detailed A/R by payer, summary A/R by patient/guarantor, practice financial summary reports of charges, reports of payments, and adjustments reports.
This system has all the clearinghouse features integrated within the software so you do not have to leave the software to manage your claims.
In their free version, commercial claims are free (100 transactions per month), but Non-commercial claims require a regular EDI Clearinghouse account that offers unlimited claims for $65/mo. per provider. Commercial claims are claims to private insurance payers such as United HealthCare (UHC), Cigna, Aetna (and thousands of others). Non commercial claims are claims to government and state payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, BC/BS, Tri-Care (veterans), and Railroad (retired government workers), including Medicare Advantage Plans.
Their free version is ideal for evaluating their system, and it is a good fit for new practices, small practices, or part-time providers wanting to keep costs at a minimum. Because it is a full-scale, end to end, unified practice solution, it has the ability to expand as your organization grows and your needs become more sophisticated so there is no need to change claim software as time goes by because you can add or delete modules on demand as needed.
They boast a 99.18% client retention rate which suggests that overall, people are very happy with this claim software solution.
ClearingHouses.org has verified that PracticeSuite’s support is responsive, knowledgeable, and easy to get a hold of––and we give it a rating of 4 stars, or our highest recommendation, plus they get big snaps for offering a truly free claim software that offers real Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management features.
To find out more about what they have to offer by way of premium or more advanced paid features and services, click here to visit their website.