athenaCollector vs. Kareo Practice Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
athenaCollector
Score 8.0 out of 10
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athenahealth headquartered in Watertown offers athenaCollector, a revenue cycle management and billing management application.N/A
Kareo Practice Management
Score 6.9 out of 10
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Kareo Practice Management provides cloud-based management and billing solutions for small medical offices. Some key features include: Complete Patient Management, Powerful Scheduler & Patient Reminders, Insurance Billing & Reporting, and Robust Patient Billing & Collections.
$74.50
per provider
Pricing
athenaCollectorKareo Practice Management
Editions & Modules
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Non-Physician Provider (Low-Volume)
$74.50
per provider
Low-Volume Provider
$149
per provider
Physician Provider
$299
per provider
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
athenaCollectorKareo Practice Management
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
athenaCollectorKareo Practice Management
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
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User Testimonials
athenaCollectorKareo Practice Management
Likelihood to Recommend
athenahealth
athenaCollector would be well suited for smaller practices. It is well suited for larger practices, however some turn around time/system maintenance becomes more challenging. The product is well suited for a fast paced work environment. Ease of use of the system makes it easy to navigate and not get lost.
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Tebra Technologies, Inc (Kareo + PatientPop)
I can't imagine who it is appropriate for- unless you could care less if you get prescription refill requests from pharmacies, send portal messages to patients but they have no clue they have a new message to read. It's not ideal for large or small practices. Allow them to overbook your schedule with "new patients" that are on insurance plans you don't even accept for a 15 minute time interval...So if this the flow of your practice- this is the EHR for you. Otherwise, steer clear.
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Pros
athenahealth
  • Ease of scheduling appointments, checking patients in, and entering charges.
  • The system is very user friendly and navigation throughout the system is not complicated.
  • Reporting tools are setup in a format that the average user can use.
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Tebra Technologies, Inc (Kareo + PatientPop)
  • The integration with the clearing house is excellent.
  • Setting up a practice is straightforward and fast..within 24 hours.
  • Reports can be exported to Excel which is particularly helpful for forecasting trends.
  • Customization of billing codes makes Kareo functional for any type practice.
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Cons
athenahealth
  • Reporting for payer contract variances is weak for an organization as large as ours.
  • Custom report development can get pricey and take some time to develop.
  • A few of the spin-off products, such as the Dashboards, are not as customizable as our organization had hoped they would be.
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Tebra Technologies, Inc (Kareo + PatientPop)
  • It does not auto balance accounts which would be helpful for us when patient's have a credit on one line but then a balance on another line.
  • The reports could be broken down a little more detailed
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Alternatives Considered
athenahealth
The ease of use is far superior than any other similar billing systems product I have used. Navigation throughout the system is very self explanatory. Training time on this system is 1-3 days depending on users role (prior to additional on the job training within the system specific to the users role). Other systems have had software training for a week or more.
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Tebra Technologies, Inc (Kareo + PatientPop)
Kareo is plain and simple. NextGen always says you get what you pay for, however, NextGen is expensive for anyone and Kareo does the same thing for a fraction of the cost. Kareo gives our time management back to the office personnel. Everything is user-friendly, which NextGen could be if it didn't have so many steps to complete on task.
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Return on Investment
athenahealth
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Tebra Technologies, Inc (Kareo + PatientPop)
  • Kareo has enabled our billing company to increase revenue for our clients by 10-12%.
  • The efficiency of entering data has allowed our company to reduce staff.
  • Being able to customize permissions for the staff increases accountability of the employees.
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