Xpres Suite Group Practices Add the MicroMD Xpres Suite from Microsys Computing, Inc. to Bring the Convenience of Mobile Practice Management to Physicians and Patients BOARDMAN, Ohio — April 6, 2006 —
With the MicroMD Xpres Suite, physicians who use MicroMD (the award-winning practice management software from Microsys Computing, Inc.) in their offices can securely input and obtain information anywhere served by a Wi-Fi network and thereby boost their productivity. The Xpres Suite includes three optional components: MicroMD PocketXpres™, which offers essential features of MicroMD on any pocket PC device compatible with Windows Mobile® 2003 (or higher); MicroMD TabletXpres™, a portable MicroMD solution for tablet PCs; and MicroMD PatientXpres™, which gives patients real-time, secure and controlled access to their health information.
Many of our medical group customers are now adding the Xpres Suite for mobile computing, said Ajit Kumar, Ph.D., founder and president, Microsys. We implemented MicroMD as our practice management software solution in 2000, said Donna J. Biscardi, R.N., C.N.N., practice manager, The Kidney Group, Inc. (www.kidneygroup.com), an eight-provider nephrology group practice with four offices in the Youngstown, Ohio area. Now with the addition of PocketXpres, we anticipate substantial time savings for our physicians and staff. Being able to work with real-time entries processed directly at the point of care will reduce the data entry burden and help us get claims filed faster.
Urology Associates of South Texas, PA (www.UAST.com) is a seven-physician urology practice with five offices and a radiology oncology center in McAllen, Texas. The group installed MicroMD in November 2005. Since implementing MicroMD, we have achieved improvement in all aspects of managing data entry, coding and claims processing, posting payments, and follow-up on denials. For example, we recently submitted more than 1,100 claims, totaling about $1.3 million in charges, with no rejections from our fiscal intermediary clearinghouse, said Anthony S. Sala Jr., chief administrative officer, Urology Associates of South Texas. We are now implementing TabletXpres to enable our physicians to document and electronically capture data on clinical services in real time and thereby immediately start coding verification and claims submission.
When we chose MicroMD as our practice management solution last year, we decided to deploy PatientXpres to enable our patients to communicate with our offices and obtain information 24/7, said Joseph F. Heavey, chief executive officer, The Children Medical Group, PLLC (www.childrensmedgroup.com), a pediatric group practice with 21 physicians and seven offices in and around Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Parents today appreciate the convenience that the Internet can provide. With PatientXpres, our Web site now allows parents to log in securely and see appointment, billing and prescription details for their children. If they have a question, they can send a message to the office. PatientXpres helps our practice to fit into families busy lifestyles.
MicroMD is the top ranked client/server practice management system in the Top 20: Best in KLAS 2005 ratings in the Ambulatory Billing & Scheduling category for groups of 6–25 physicians. The Xpres Suite, an optional MicroMD module, is powered by SQL Anywhere® mobile database and synchronization technology from iAnywhere. Microsys representatives will demonstrate MicroMD and the Xpres Suite at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting, May 20–25, 2006, Georgia World Congress Center (booth # 2550) in Atlanta, Ga. and at the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) Vendor Fair and Workshop, May 24, 2006, at the Holiday Inn – Dayton Mall in Miamisburg, Ohio.
About Microsys Computing, Inc. – Physicians and their practice administrators must have a robust, reliable and affordable practice management system from a dependable partner they can trust. Who can they count on? Microsys Computing, Inc. Since 1982, Microsys has pursued one mission: perfecting practice management software. Its award-winning MicroMD system is a powerful, versatile and full-featured solution that streamlines and automates medical office operations. Developed with Sybase® SQL Anywhere®, and leveraging the networking power of Microsoft® Windows®, with its client/server design, MicroMD scales to support growing medical practices. And the MicroMD Xpres Suite brings the freedom, convenience and productivity of mobile computing to physicians and their patients. More than 1,800 physician practices, spanning 40 different medical and surgical specialties, rely on MicroMD.