CentralReach vs. Practice Fusion

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CentralReach
Score 7.7 out of 10
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CentralReach, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, is a provider of electronic medical record (EMR), practice management, and clinical solutions that enable Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and related behavioral health practices to deliver quality autism care for superior outcomes. The company supports ABA space with solutions including precision teaching, clinical data collection, scheduling, billing and learning management. Boasting users among more than 100,000 clinicians and educators,…N/A
Practice Fusion
Score 6.5 out of 10
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Pricing
CentralReachPractice Fusion
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CentralReachPractice Fusion
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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Features
CentralReachPractice Fusion
Billing and Claims Management
Comparison of Billing and Claims Management features of Product A and Product B
CentralReach
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Ratings
Practice Fusion
10.0
3 Ratings
24% above category average
Real-time eligibility verification00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Claims management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Coding00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Patient billing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Financial Reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Patient Scheduling
Comparison of Patient Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
CentralReach
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Ratings
Practice Fusion
8.3
6 Ratings
3% above category average
Rule-based scheduling00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Automated appointment reminders00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Automated patient check-in00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Multi-location support00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Calendar interface00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Electronic Medical Records
Comparison of Electronic Medical Records features of Product A and Product B
CentralReach
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Ratings
Practice Fusion
8.1
6 Ratings
9% above category average
Charting / document management00 Ratings8.56 Ratings
Templates00 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Patient portal00 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Mobile/tablet support00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Fax integration00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Integration with other EMR and PM systems00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Workflow automation00 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Speech recognition00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customization00 Ratings5.15 Ratings
E-prescribing00 Ratings7.25 Ratings
Medical Security and Privacy
Comparison of Medical Security and Privacy features of Product A and Product B
CentralReach
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Ratings
Practice Fusion
9.8
6 Ratings
16% above category average
HIPAA compliance00 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Role-based permission levels00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Data backups and redundancy00 Ratings9.84 Ratings
Local mode / networking failsafe00 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Workflow and Scale
Comparison of Workflow and Scale features of Product A and Product B
CentralReach
-
Ratings
Practice Fusion
10.0
6 Ratings
24% above category average
Task tracking00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Specialty-specific workflows00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Multi-office / multi-physician capabilities00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
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User Ratings
CentralReachPractice Fusion
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(4 ratings)
7.1
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CentralReachPractice Fusion
Likelihood to Recommend
CentralReach
For an organization providing ABA service, there really is nobody else that even provides a remotely comparable service. It does have limitations and areas of the system that take more training or are less intuitive than one might hope, but their customer support representatives are generally really helpful and they are pretty quick to make updates to better serve their clients. They are incredible at finding efficient ways to reduce workflow, and while the product can be quite pricey, we have found that it has saved us at least 2 FT admin positions through the efficiency it has created and further frees up our clinicians so that they can focus in more on client outcomes. It's instrumental in our ability to scale our operations across locations. Even with its limitations, it's proven to be in a class of its own in the ABA world.
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Practice Fusion
The best scenario is a small non-profit clinic who needs a great EMR but cannot afford one like EPIC. I might also recommend this to colleagues who are starting a small business because I think PF would be a good, easy, and more affordable to get up and running. I think this EMR makes less sense in the setting of large academic institutions who need lots of easily manipulable data and a huge amount of support.
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Pros
CentralReach
  • CentralReach is easy to use once you get fully trained.
  • CentralReach helps us schedule our appointments, document our services, and quickly convert those sessions into charges to be billed to payors.
  • CentralReach is always evolving and implementing new features to keep up with client demands and the ever changing healthcare field.
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Practice Fusion
  • Document storage- You can upload documents and attach them to specific patients. As well as flag documents that need to be signed, and assign them to specific doctors.
  • Charting- Very detailed integration for charting.
  • Reporting- We really enjoy the reports we can pull from within the software.
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Cons
CentralReach
  • Scheduling module has its limitations
  • Instant Chat is not robust
  • The App is terrible!!
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Practice Fusion
  • Have Physician Assistant as a provider status.
  • Make the notes section of each patients account displays towards the top of page and not the bottom.
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Support Rating
CentralReach
It was really good in the beginning and during implementation, now that they have been bought and are scaling support is lacking
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Practice Fusion
We always get a return call within the time stated. There are many available topics on the forum and it is often easy to find the issue you are seeking more information on. When we have tried the live chat feature we have been satisfied with the timeliness and response.
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Alternatives Considered
CentralReach
The user functionality is intuitive. The customer service is beyond other products which allows you to be more efficient and effective at using the system. Also, entering programming which is the primary use is very easy and also intuitive. Many parts of the system are connected which auto populate reports for our therapist. On the business side, the scheduling to billing is very effective.
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Practice Fusion
NextGen is hard to use as far as medical records. Practice Fusion is user friendly. There is a great knowledge base for questions asked. Practice Fusion takes all the guess work out of the day.
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Return on Investment
CentralReach
  • CR allows us to streamline across locations, share admin staff across locations and automate multiple processes that previously took administrative and clinical time.
  • CR actively seeks to continue to expand and refine their practices and products, and acquire related specialty services - a critical quality in a field that is evolving as quickly as ours is.
  • Using templates through CR and their scheduling and timesheet features ensures that we have an audit-proof system and that all sessions that we provide are in compliance with regulatory agencies for reimbursement.
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Practice Fusion
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