Selecting a Practice Management System Toolkit
AMA-MGMA selecting a Practice Management System toolkit
For many physician practices, purchasing an appropriate practice management system (PMS) can be a daunting task. Yet most physician practices will be required to significantly upgrade or replace their current practice management system software in response to health care industry developments like the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive program and the ongoing transitions to ICD-10-CM and the 5010 version of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) electronic standard transactions.
That’s why the AMA and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) have collaborated to develop this toolkit. Here you’ll find a roadmap for selecting and purchasing the most appropriate PMS software for your practice. You can use this information to establish your practice’s organizational needs and take advantage of recent improvements in automation.
Watch a free archived webinar on selecting a practice management system.
Disclaimer: This practice management system toolkit is strictly an informational tool for your use. The practice must use its own independent judgment when selecting a practice management system that best meets the needs of the practice. The practice is encouraged to consult with its own experts and/or consultants when making this decision. Neither the AMA nor MGMA accepts liability with respect to the use of the toolkit resources or any decision that is made by the practice based on the resources in the toolkit.
How to select a practice management system
Use this five-step guide to optimize the process of selecting a PMS software for your practice. In addition to informational resources, the guide contains a comprehensive checklist of PMS software and functionalities. The checklist is designed to help you determine those functionalities that are essential to your practice and may enhance your claims revenue cycle.
Download a Word version of the sample request for proposal to modify and send to vendors.
In order to help practices gauge vendor capabilities, the AMA has created a vendor survey to distribute to the vendors in whose products you are interested. This resource can be used to supplement an RFP.
MGMA members can visit www.mgma.com to access this AMA-MGMA joint toolkit.