Essentially each patient’s chart must be scanned into a computer system. Our sister network, MSNBC learned that Dr. Heaton’s practice spent $50,000 to digitize their records.
One company positioned to profit from this sea change is Athenahealth.
As Fast Money first told you on January 13th this firm which makes internet-based software to organize billing and diagnosis records, could be just what the doctor ordered.
According to it's website athenahealth offers the industry’s leading billing and practice management solution. It’s a unique combination of web-based practice management and EMR software, real-time payer knowledge, and comprehensive business services – from eligibility verification to claims submission to insurance collection.
Essentially AthenaHealth helps doctors get paid more money, faster with less hassle, according to AthenaHealth CEO Jonathan Bush.
There's no flat fee or upfront costs like you'd have with buying billing software. "And when doctors realize it, Athenahealth is going to kill it!” Bush exclaims.
Bush is a colorful character. (He’s also related to George W. and Billy Bush on Access Hollywood.) Check out the video!
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