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Topic Originator: Anonymous
Post Date March 14, 2005 @ 1:30 AM
Billing Softwares

March 14, 2005 @ 1:30 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I have been trying to locate a site that compare the different Billing Softwares. I am trying to figure out what company to go with and am having trouble finding out who to avoid, who to look into.

any suggestions from you folks??


March 14, 2005 @ 1:31 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

The best thing to do is start calling vendors and requesting demo's. Rule out right away those that won't send you a working demo. You should have some type of understanding on what the practice management software should do. Demo each program, take your time, call each company and inquire about technical support, marketing support, training, etc. Try to obtain a list of all your costs ahead of time.
Rule out the packages that are $299, $399, etc. Those are mostly all scams. You can't start this business for anything less than $3000 - $5000.If your not prepared to invest that, then you should continue to research until you are.
Check each company out with the BBB of their state, contact yours and their State AG's office and inquire about any complaints.
It's not likely you'll find a site that compares softwares. Within our subscriber resources we have tips on choosing a business opportunity as well as a checklist on how to demo practice management software, and things to look for in your software.

March 14, 2005 @ 8:33 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Medisoft is a great software program.  Check out where you can try a demo of the program.  Plus, if you mbpros, you don't have to buy the Medisoft software--no start-up costs.

March 15, 2005 @ 8:38 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

That is incorrect.  Not all low cost softwares are scams.  You DO NOT have to spend a lot of money to get a good software.  Look into ClaimGear at  They are an extremely low cost software with complete functionality.  Just be sure to do your research and check references when looking at software because there are a lot of scams out there.  However, you can definitely start your business for under $1000.

Lisa Paoli
March 17, 2005 @ 5:36 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I use Claimgear software and it's great.  I love the software, you can purchase software and some supplies under $1000 but I wouldn't say that you can start a business for under $1000.00.  

Let's look at what you need for starting a business.
1. You need to check with your county and state on what you need to start a business at home in your state and county.  The ad that I had to pay for was alone $150 for running 3 weeks.
2.  You need software, desk, computer, great fax machine, paper, filing supplies and CMS1500 forms and envelopes.
3.  You need money for marketing and .37 cents a stamp does add up, not counting the ink for the printing and paper cost.
4.  Training, additional training and seminars are good to go to, so that you can further your education because you never know enough.

These are just some of the things that you'll need.  It took me around $5000 to start my business and get going.  It takes money to make this work.  You may be lucky and get your first client and they give you a set up fee that helps you on your way.  But I would never say that it'll cost below $1000 for starting a business.

Just my opinion
Lisa Paoli
MedOffice Solutions
Members of AMBA, MAB, PMRNC Billers and NEBA
President of the Local AMBA Chapter in IL

Tammy Harlan
April 23, 2005 @ 11:58 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Practice Manager X3 is a software developed specifically for the needs of a medical billing business.  I don't know of any other software program that is developed specifically for this purpose.  You can check it out at or the Billing Center site at

Tammy Harlan
Medical Billing

May 7, 2005 @ 12:39 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I've been using PMX3 and the previous software products from Santiago/Synergy for almost 7 years now. Nothing I have seen or tried has come close to it. It's worth every cent if you ask me.


June 1, 2005 @ 11:26 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I started a billing service 9 months ago with santiago/synergy and I do not recommend it. Have had all kinds of problems!!!

Tammy Harlan
June 2, 2005 @ 1:29 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

What kinds of problems are you having?  Problems with getting your business off the ground or software problems?

Tammy Harlan
Medical Billing Course LLC

Lisa Paoli
June 2, 2005 @ 7:11 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

What type of problems with Santiago Software Co. because they are usually very cooperative.  They do not promise you a client, they do help you with marketing material and support, but they don't promise you will get clients

Lisa Paoli
MedOffice Solutions

Tammy Harlan
June 2, 2005 @ 7:37 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I should mention here that Synergy does provide you with a "Limited Guarantee."  You can check out their website or call them for further details.  This is also something no other company offers.  A company can provide you with the tools you need to be successful and it is up to you to utilize these tools, but to back it up with a guarantee is truly unique.  

Tammy Harlan
Medical Billing Course LLC

August 17, 2005 @ 2:03 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

There are many products that relate to Practice Management.  The benenfit is cusotmized products that ensure that the patients gets bills, the insurance is filed and subsequently managed from the accoutns receiviable point of view and that you may answer quesitons to patients on the status of each of their encounters at the practice or clinics they visit.

I encourage you to take a look at our products, as our entry level pricing starts at $49/month/provider, including training, EDI set-up, ERA set-up and reporting.  Take a look at

SAndra Pickens
August 29, 2005 @ 6:26 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

If you are interested in PMX 3 I am going to sell mine at a discount.  Email for reason and pricing.. PMX3 is a great software! I will also give you my medical billing website.

Sandra Pickens

September 13, 2005 @ 9:41 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am very interested in your program for sell.  I looked into purchasing it out right, but it is very expensive as you know. Please email with the details at  I am in the process of setting up a home business, all I like is the software.

Thank you,

Joe Wurzer
September 22, 2005 @ 4:53 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top


Could I interest you into looking at the Kareo Solution?  YOu can reach me at, and our website at

September 23, 2005 @ 4:06 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Joe, I am very interested in Kareo, but I am VERY dismayed that you REQUIRE information that is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS just in order for me to take a demo.  Is there any way to test-drive your software WITHOUT divulging such private information such as how many employees I have and what my annual gross receipts are?

October 3, 2005 @ 10:19 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top


Yes, please allow me to help you set this up.  Contact me at my email,, or 714-881-4374.  If you would like me to call you to discuss, provide a phone number back and I will help you with the trial version.

My Regards


October 31, 2005 @ 10:13 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Did you sell your PMX3 program yet?

November 1, 2005 @ 7:57 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

No I still have it.  Are you interested?  Will sell at hugs discount.
Email me if interested.

November 16, 2005 @ 11:34 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am not sure yet which billing software I want to buy. However, if you make me a good offer, maybe I would consider it.

Just curious, were you having difficult getting doctors and, therefore, decided to not go ahead with a billing business? That is one of my concerns.

November 16, 2005 @ 2:41 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I would strongly consider the PMX3, it's a good solid program.  :)


November 16, 2005 @ 2:59 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

You should look into Kareo, they have a solid product, and offer an excellant pricing.  They are the talk of the AMBA and support this site.

Sandra Pickens
November 16, 2005 @ 5:16 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

agi, please email at I will give you info on PMX# software for sale

December 28, 2005 @ 8:30 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Did you sell your Synergy software?

Sandra Pickens
December 28, 2005 @ 8:44 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Diane,  No I did not sell it...would you be interested?  Make me an offer...

December 30, 2007 @ 2:00 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

what is the cost for this software normally?  I am looking into doing this business through and am finding that I will need to purchase this afterwards.

Why are you selling your stuff?

Alaysha - I just came across this page so please respond to my email address above as I won't be checking this board for responses.

Even if you have sold this any info on how this software works, and if it is a one time fee with the company or a monthly charge.

December 30, 2007 @ 2:22 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

In all likelihood:

1) That person is no longer checking this thread over two years later
2)  It has already been sold
3)  It's no longer HIPAA compliant due to NPI.  

Buying someone else's software usually means you get no support and/or the license is illegal.  Not always, but because of these things you seldom save money by buying used software.

Software is available to suit ANYONE'S budget - you'd be better off looking for a new software from a reputable dealer that fits your budget.

January 10, 2008 @ 7:21 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I don't know if you are still researching software.  IF so, I recommend you take a look at PiMS - Patient Information Management Solutions.

I used PiMS for many years in a practice.   PiMS provided robust functionality for all of my billing and collections needs.  The collection worklists and automatic tickler increased my user productivity and decreased by DSO by 60 days shortly after implementation.

Review their website at

The software is also available as an ASP model, which can reduce your IT costs.
June 6, 2008 @ 11:30 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Try MTBC'c free emr software

Tammy Harlan
June 26, 2008 @ 1:08 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I just want to provide an update to my previous advice.  For medical billing businesses, I recommend DAQbilling.  ASP is the way to go.  I co-developed and owned PM2000 which ultimately became PMX3.  I did not have any hand in the development of DAQbilling.  I endorse it because it is that good.

Demo it:

July 2, 2008 @ 7:20 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

How many doctor/clients do you yourself bill for  on DAQ?  I understand it is a decent doctor's office software, but I'd like to hear from anyone who has multiple-to-many clients and utilizing this ASP.  

Thank you

July 9, 2008 @ 6:48 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Yes.  Just as I thought.  It truly frustrates me when we're advised that X product is "the best" by a salesperson who doesn't use it for what's it's being pitched for.  

I've looked at DAQ and other ASPs for the purpose of a billing operation.  I am a PMX3 user and the ASPs cannot compare for this purpose.  I just don't like to see people misled.

Tammy Harlan
August 21, 2008 @ 8:44 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

So sorry that I didn't respond in a satisfactory time frame for you.  I am very busy servicing many medical billing businesses who use DAQ.

You are incorrect in your assumptions.  The majority of DAQ users ARE medical billing businesses.  Medical Billing Business Outsourcing is their primary client.

But, I'm sure you are a competitor with only a server based system who cannot compete and that is the reason for you snide remarks.  SAD.

Tammy Harlan
Medical Billing

August 22, 2008 @ 9:11 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Ive used medical manager, versyss, centricity, lytec, unisyss, and Zirmed.  

I like Lytec and centricity.  Lytec is the least expensive. Medical Manager and Unisyss were expensive. Versyss was not easy to use and it was on an old 8088 computer with an orange screen monitor.  We got rid of it after paying almost 5,000 per month in fees.  We bought a 486 and Lytec and loved it.

Unisyss cost more than $250,000. It was limited to how many users we could put online.  when we had a problem, they had to dial in to fix the problem.  When we terminated, we lost access to everything because you had to dial in to their system to use it.

Zirmed was nice. Internet based.  Easy to use.  Very nice when working AR recovery.

From a personal perspective, I dont trust softwar vendors.  Ive had them lie to me in order to sell their product.  One time, when researching medical Manager, I was told it would only work on their PC, which was a 386 which they would sell to me for $25,000 in addition to the 500,000 for Medical Manager.  I Know computers and a 386 from Sears or Radio Shack for $3,000 at the time was no different than the so-called $25,000 386. Same procesor, same hard drive, same memory.  The vendor told me MM would do almost anything including dispensing cold beer on a hot day. I went to visit a friend using MM and learned the truth about it.  We liked what we saw but didnt like the fact that we werent told that we had to buy extra modules at $25,000 apiece to do everything we wanted to do and then one module wasnt what we asked for - the collecions module.  We were told it was used to send acccounts to our collection agency. We werent told it could only do one account at a time.  Personally, I trust sales vendors like I trust used car salesmen.  MY dad was a used car salesman and he said he would say anything to make the sale.  I agree with him.  Sadly, my dad would do the same thing at home with us.

I know of several people using Synergy products and have heard great things.  Remember, all we are giving is our personal opinions based on our experience. It is up to the original poster to make a final decision on what to use.  I feel forums are not the place to sell things such as software.  I have seen, in the past, where a vendor would ask a friend to go on line and ask what software to use, to generate responses as a means of trying to sell the software.  Personally speaking, if a software vendor wants to sell their softeware, then they should take out an advertisement in the BC Advantage Magazine.  Otherwise, the original poster should follow the advice provided and make their own decision as to which one to purchase and use.  Price of a software does not make it a scam.  I paid $250 for Lytec back in 1994 and it did better than the $500,000 medical manager and $250,000 unisyss.  I still use Lytec to this day. It has proven itself and o me, if it aint broke, dont fix it.

August 22, 2008 @ 9:22 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I forgot, when calling software vendors, try to find out the number to their cusomer service department.  Call that number around noonish to seewhat type of response you get.  if the number rings off the hook or you get into an answering machine loop, you are on hold foever, or the people answering when they do answer are real jerks.  what kind of help will you get when you need it the most.   This helped me provide my bosses with answers when they asked me to research software.  Now, no matter what software or hardware I buy, I do the customer service check.  

To me, it doesnt matter if customer service is Marge in Minnesota or Guptar in India, if they can help, that is what matters.  Ive had instances where Marge is unable to help and I was put in a loop where the problem was never solved and Ive had Guptar solved the problem in 30 seconds.

August 27, 2008 @ 9:08 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Tammy H  You did not answer my question.  I simply asked how many clients you bill for, and are there any DAQ users out there who have multiple-to-many clients and utilize this ASP for a billing center operation.  

For the sake of argument, let's just say I'm attempting to reinforce my choice of software, or allowing you to make an argument for ASPs in a billing operation setting.


Linda Walker
September 8, 2008 @ 8:09 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I'm mainly doing consulting now and when I was previously doing billing I have used 6 different softwares.
I really never thought I'd reccomend the ASP billing softwares but from doing consulting more providers are liking the ASP option more and more, they get to maintain control and that is always key to doctors when you are trying to get them to outsource.
I like Kareo and several of my clients are very happy with them (  I have seen and demo'd DAQ most recently and I'm pretty impressed and I think it's very comparible to Kareo but more affordable.
As for PMX.. I was a Santiago billing company long before they became synergy and I've demo'd their software(s) and thought them to be.. "OK".  
I hated medisoft, Lytec was ok. Altapoint was very good.

As for Medical Manager.. I still have several clients I consult with that swear by it.. I've learned to "Like" it over the years and yes it's pricey but so far I've not run across much it can't do.

You get what you pay for. I made SEVERAL mistakes in my medical billing business when it came to software. If I had it to do all over again, I'd go with ASP based Less hassle, doctors are happy!


Linda Walker
Practice Managers Resource & Networking Community (PMRNC)

September 9, 2008 @ 8:46 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top


Do you bill for many clients utilizing an ASP system?  I like a few of the ASPs as well, but I'm wondering if anyone actually runs a multi-client billing operation utilizing an ASP.  I can see servicing a few clients but they seem very expensive if you're servicing many, and I want to grow my operation to service many clients, not just a few.  


Linda Walker
September 11, 2008 @ 11:10 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I know many billing companies servicing multiple clients on systems such as kareo or ClaimGear and also DAQ. Like I said before, I'm mainly doing consulting for providers and I'm also doing training on the softwares that I know. I do have clients using Kareo that service multiple locations as well. Very flexible, I am still getting to know DAQ's system and I'm pretty impressed so far. My clients with Kareo are very happy, the support could be a little better but it's not so bad.

Linda Walker
Practice Managers Resource & Networking Community (PMRNC)

John W
September 15, 2008 @ 10:42 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I would be more then happy to suggest ECLIPSE Practice Management Software. Its not the cheapest but it also is not the mot expensive and is all inclusive. Check it out @

Best of luck on finding what you need!!


October 10, 2008 @ 6:09 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Sorry to say but I don't know what ASP systems are? can you explain? Im looking for a new software system and have no idea what questions to ask. using SOS right now.

October 14, 2008 @ 2:19 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Linda can you give me a contact # for DAQ, there is so much on the web I don't know which one to pick.

Lynn White
October 25, 2008 @ 9:33 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hello Rick my name is Lynn an Independent Reseller of Eclipse Software. I understand you are in the market for Practice Management Software. I would love an opportunity to demonstrate at no cost, or obligation to you our software package.

Eclipse is running an amazing promotion on an already competitively priced solution. Since your already researching why not compare us to the competition. Feel free to call me direct at 203-321-8323 or email if you prefer

March 12, 2009 @ 7:43 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hello Friend,

As I am looking for medical software. I am start to getting feedback from medical software user and some of them suggest me to go with "Claricode" company. They provides only medical software development services. They have expertise in medical software development. They develop Medical Appointment Software, Physician Scheduling Software, Health care Software, etc... I visit there website and they provide good service in medical software development help.

I hope this information help you.

Tony Wilson
March 22, 2009 @ 10:31 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

You can find medical software vendors and compare them at  Hope this helps your search.

Tony Wilson
March 22, 2009 @ 10:31 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

You can find medical software vendors and compare them at  Hope this helps your search.

March 27, 2009 @ 12:37 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I have a state of the art billing system that is very easy to use with outstanding support. Your providers can log in and see their records and reports. I paid over $ 15,000..000 for the system and I am willing to let it go for $ 3,000.00 or less.
The system does so much for you that the system is doing the work.
It is a great system.
Contact kimber @ for ore information
The website for the product is or contact data stratagies for more information speak withDavid Teter in sales the program does need to be up graded but he will work with you. 1858-514-0311 option 1. Let David know you were referred my me you can save lot by going thru me we would be just changing the owner.
Have a system that works for you and not you work for the system.

March 27, 2009 @ 8:12 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Sandra, If you call me I can tell you more about the System and we can discuss the amout at that time Please e-mail me with your nuber and I will call you as soon as I get the e-mail I am in a real hurry to sell all my equipment from my business including the server that i ran the program on. email me and I will call you tomorrow. I am on mountain time so just let me know your time zone.. I am at this point willing to negotiate with anyone interested in the product.
Thank You,


September 14, 2009 @ 6:50 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Tony - thanks for the website,  It's the first useful site I've found so far.  I'd love for it to have a side-by-side comparison, but oh well. was helpful as well.  The other sites such as, only list the companies that have paid them a flat fee to be recommended.  Although I think the site can be very helpful, I don't think it's as comprehensive as I would like for my research.

November 12, 2009 @ 10:08 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Check out Medisoft at  as we have been around for over 20 years and Medisoft is backed by the 17th largest company in the USA, McKesson.

February 10, 2010 @ 6:32 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I'm selling my medical software practice managerx3, You also can check it out at,This is best software I can't do this anymore take care of very sick family member . Please call at 402-813-5015 or


February 20, 2010 @ 1:09 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Practice ManagerX3  For sale at 2000.00 If their still anyone want to start home  business, E-mail me please.


March 24, 2010 @ 12:44 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top is a web based software that only charges a ala cart fee of about 25 dollars a month.  They use Office Ally and Availity and dont charge for upgrades or upgrades

November 2, 2010 @ 5:26 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I don't know if any of you have experience with MTBC out of NJ, but I can tell you there are several medical practices in Montana which have had significant problems with them since they purchased a billing company here.  The EMR is unstable, and the billing is terrible...accounts not worked, disconnected phone numbers, etc. I would urge you to check your accounts very carefully.

Personally, I would not use them. But if you do, then note that their contract is very one sided.  

The depth of problems, and their non responsiveness, coupled with their rapid growth, suggests they may be outgrowing their capabilities.  Why?  Who knows.  Perhaps it is to try and sell out to another company. Whatever the reason, beware.

Janice Humphries
May 25, 2011 @ 5:12 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

You will find some software reviews on my site. I provide a lot of information for new billers that are just starting out, what to look for in medical billing software, finding business, etc. I agree with what others have said. Download a demo and take a test run. Get recommendations and don't make any impulse buys.

Janice Humphries

Janice Humphries
May 25, 2011 @ 5:19 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

You will find some software reviews on my site. I provide a lot of information for new billers that are just starting out, what to look for in medical billing software, finding business, etc. I agree with what others have said. Download a demo and take a test run. Get recommendations and don't make any impulse buys.

Janice Humphries

vinayak sutar
November 21, 2012 @ 9:23 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top


I am using PMX3 software and have query on how to view claim form in this system which is billed to insurance company.

Please reply as soon as possible as i have my work stuck due to this reason.

Thanks & Regards,
Vinayak Sutar

Teresa Scovil
June 4, 2015 @ 1:18 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I have used PMX3 billing software since the beginning...I have been a customer of Synergy MIS for over 15 years....have you been able to get ahold of the company...I have been trying since mid-May, leaving voicemails and sending emails but no one contacts me..I am getting very nervous since the program is not ICD-10 ready

September 9, 2008 @ 3:19 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Sandra, I am interested in the software.  Please let me know how much you are selling it for.


Rebecca W
February 11, 2010 @ 12:52 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

We used to have Medisoft but the technical support fee is going high we found a solution to this increasing technical support annual fee  try Office it is free as long as you have more commercial  claims than Medicare.  When I say FREE it means zero, you don't  have to pay a monthly technical support fee, pls go to their website and try their demo.  I will assure you it is user friendly and it is FREE....

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