As a chiropractor, you likely got into the business to help patients and improve the quality of their lives. Yet, studies show that less than a third (27%) of a doctor’s workday is typically spent with patients. Running the business side of the operation takes time away from patient care.
The Challenges of Running a Chiropractic Business
One of the biggest challenges of running a chiropractic business is the paperwork that comes with the job. Everything has to be documented and reconciled. It’s the administrative part that comes with running a medical practice and a small business.
Setting appointments, managing appointments and follow-ups, onboarding patients, and ensuring that the proper documentation is sent to health insurers are all layered on top of the care that you’re providing. Hiring, training, educating, and retaining support staff to ensure an efficiently run practice is time-consuming. It’s no wonder that so much time has to be spent away from actual patient care.
Electronic health records (EHR) requirements can also take a while to document and can lead to information overload for medical practice leaders. “[T]hey’re spending so much time on the computer, that they don’t feel they get enough time to take care of their patients,” said Philip J. Korth, MD, MS, and lead author of the Association of Electronic Health Record Design and Use Factor with Clinician Stress and Burnout.
On top of that, some chiropractors are managing multiple locations, which just accelerates the headaches.
Also, if billing and reconciliation aren’t done correctly and promptly, it can have a negative impact on your cash flow. The number-one reason that businesses fail is due to cash flow.
Overcoming Challenges with PM Software and EHR Software
Many software solutions on the market today are aimed at various aspects of running a practice. Some focus solely on EHR. Others help with managing appointments. What you really need is a paperless workflow for your chiropractic office that has everything that your office needs in one platform.
CHIROSPRING was designed by a chiropractor graduate of Palmer College who knows the PM software and EHR software features that chiropractors need. A cloud-based, secure solution, CHIROSPRING is smarter chiropractic software that can free you from the heavy burdens of paperwork.
Time-consuming tasks can be virtualized. This speeds processing and allows you to access them from anywhere with an internet connection. Using CHIROSPRING software can reduce your labor costs and make your staff more productive by automating many of the tasks that they handle manually.
Automated backups mean your data is safe and secure. In the unfortunate event of a natural disaster, you will still have access to your records for better business continuity and disaster recovery.
Without adding any hardware, the cloud-based CHIROSPRING PM software and EHR software lets you maximize your revenue, reduce the administrative burden, and spend more time on patient care.
How CHIROSPRING Simplifies Administrative Tasks
CHIROSPRING simplifies workflow every step of the way, from scheduling and check-in/check-out to billing and payments.
CHIROSPRING’s Online Intake/Kiosk allows patients to fill out their intake forms before arriving for their visit. This includes demographics, complaints, family history, and even outcome assessments. CHIROSPRING’s online intake also provides customization, so doctors can write their own questions and prescribe them on a per-visit basis. Patients can also acknowledge forms, such as HIPAA policy.
Easily add and manage appointments with a color-coded calendar view. Send automated reminders via email, text, or phone from within the software.
A front desk dashboard lets you track and manage the patient flow process, while patients can check in electronically on their own. When patients arrive, you can hover over their appointment and get quick access to basic information, such as visit type, notes, insurance information, and any outstanding balance. Larger practices can use a “Patient Flow” view of the front desk that shows virtual rooms. These rooms can be customized or arranged in any order in CHIROSPRING’s settings.
You can create as many insurance cases as you need for your patients. Set copay, co-insurance, and deductible information, as well as any visit or treatment limits. When it’s time to process claims, you can do it all with one click using built-in ICD codes in the software for free. CHIROSPRING automatically generates the claims, checks for errors, and makes sure your claims process is accurate.
The software makes billing easy. It features real-time accounts receivables and makes it simple to see any disputes, charges on hold, and outstanding claims with dollar amounts.
Cash Register and Integrated Payments
Charges are automatically calculated with copays and insurance, including outstanding charges. You can use the built-in cash register function for additional items. Integrated payment options allow for credit card charges, which automatically post to the patient’s ledger.
You can also manage multiple locations within a single database that you can access from anywhere.
How CHIROSPRING Simplifies EHR
CHIROSPRING also simplifies EHR.
It’s easy to find any information that you need, including documents, images, conditions, SOAP notes, treatments, visits, and care plans with an easy-to-navigate patient dashboard.
Quickly record patient evaluations with a touch as you track and monitor patient processes. You won’t need to fill out forms ever again. You can just adjust any changes, and the evaluation becomes attached to the patient’s SOAP note.
Besides information provided by the patient, you can quickly record vitals within the system. When high or low values are recorded for blood pressure, pulse, BMI, etc., they will be color-coded to stand out. Lab data can also be attached to the record with hundreds of pre-loaded labs, or you can create your own.
Documents and Images
No more paper charts, folders, or filing cabinets—you can create or upload any document to the system and attach it to patient records. Images such as X-rays, MRIs, or thermography scans can also be uploaded and stored. Unlike other chiropractic software solutions, CHIROSPRING includes digital annotation tools, such as Cobb’s Angle, Disc Plane Tool, Ilium Analysis Tool, and many others. Other software solutions will charge you extra for that.
An All-In-One Solution for a More Efficient Chiropractic Office
The CHIROSPRING combination PM software and EHR software provides an all-in-one solution that eliminates the headaches of multiple software suites and paper workflows. CHIROSPRING has every feature that you need to improve the efficiency of your practice, cut costs, improve productivity, and increase profits.
CHIROSPRING is an all-in-one practice management and EHR system built specifically for chiropractors to help them regain face-time with patients, spend less time on back-office tasks, maintain a limited staff, and save operational costs.
To see how CHIROSPRING can help you simplify how you manage your practice, reach out to one of our specialists today!