updated 03:35 pm EDT, Mon May 30, 2005
MacPractice 1.5 debuts
MacPractice today announced , its medical, dentists, and chiropractic practice management applications designed especially for Mac OS X. Version 1.5 adds scheduling, electronic insurance submission, periodontal charting, image storage, and integrated word processing. MacPractice DDS Scheduling interfaces with iCal, providing doctors the ability to take their schedule of appointments on an iPod, phone, Palm, or PowerBook, or place it on the Internet or Apple's .Mac internet service. MacPractice EClaims provides online eligibility verification and claim tracking, and claims transmission via Internet or modem. MacPractice 1.5 is expected to available next month.
Other MacPractice features include instantaneous practice management reporting, line item accounting, patient and insurance billing and tracking, patient recalls, prescriptions, and to-do functions. The software can also store documents in PDF or native format along with a patient record or with a payment entry. According the company, it has future plans to integrate MacPractice DDS with RSV Mac, other digital radiography solutions and other dental software and hardware solutions.
Introductory pricing is available until August 31, 2005. MacPractice DDS (for dentists) starts at $1500 for a single user, while MacPractice MD starts at $2000, and MacPractice DC starts at $. Networked versions are available for an additional $500 per 5 users. Optional Scheduling and EClaims modules are available for $500 each. An additional Independence Day discount of 25% (maximum $1000) is available until July 15, 2005. MacPractice software requires MySQL, available from MacPractice for its clients for $250 per office, and a MacPractice software support and enhancements agreement.