2022 Practice Merger Review – Forbes Advisor
Practice Fusion is an outpatient platform and one of the most scalable cloud-based EHR platforms available for a myriad of healthcare professionals and healthcare systems. It claims to be the largest EHR platform that digitizes 30,000 medical practices in the United States. Practice Fusion does not require any software or hardware installation. Users can start creating charts right after registering on the platform.
The Practice Fusion pricing plan is simple. It offers a 14-day free trial that involves no credit card or upfront fees. Users only need to provide their names, email, phone number, and practice role to book a demo. All verification steps must be completed to access its 14-day EHR free trial. If you are satisfied after your trial period ends and want to continue using the platform, you need to purchase its provider license plan. It starts at $149 (excluding tax) per month, per provider. Although the free trial has no commitment, it is mandatory to commit to an annual vendor license plan for the paid version.
A vendor license allows a vendor to perform all clinical and non-clinical EHR tasks. This vendor license also grants three users permission to sign chart notes and documents in addition to the vendor. It allows an unlimited number of non-signatory staff users to perform non-clinical EHR tasks. Here are the exact tasks that these two teams and the main supplier are authorized to perform:
- Vendor: Can sign/prepare case notes and documents, schedule and upload documents, has access to online medication orders, immunization registry system, messaging and integrated billing functions, can approve or deny requests renewal, can communicate with pharmacies, imaging centers and other establishments in the health sector and has access to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Meaningful Use and Scorecards. Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) board to participate in the Quality Payment and Medicaid Program Promote Practice Fusion interoperability to receive value-based reimbursements/incentive payments.
- Signing staff: Can schedule, download, sign notes and graphic documents, and access integrated messaging and billing features.
- Non-signatory staff: Can only access integrated messaging and billing functions and other non-clinical tasks.
Practice Fusion assigns a dedicated specialist to train and custom implement your workflow, including replicating your current workflows. If necessary, experts can help you transfer your patient and other data to your new Practice Fusion system. You can choose a transition plan based on the size and type of your practice. Whether you’re transitioning your workflow from paper to digital or switching from an EHR to Practice Fusion or starting a completely new practice, Practice Fusion’s transition plan comes with various specialists to prepare you for the transition and to administration.