How to Start a Medical Practice?

Start a medical practice

To start a medical practice from ground up can be a daunting task. It’s like starting any business. It requires capital, risks, perseverance as well as vision. But at the same time, it can be a very satisfying journey. Choosing right partners is the key for making this journey enjoyable. Here are the steps for starting a medical practice.

  1. Setup a Corporation

Whether you are going to have a physical office space or you are going to do telemedicine from home, you should consider setting up a corporation for your medical practice. Obtain Employer Identification Number, Tax ID number, Organization NPI, Medical State Licenses, etc. Get a insurances such as Workers compensation insurance, disability insurance, malpractice and liability insurance, etc.

  1. Choose a Technology Partner

In today’s day and age, your digital footprint is your face to the world. Choosing the Right Technology Partner is very important. DocVilla is not just an EHR or Practice Management Solution. DocVilla is backed by a technology company PS3G Inc that services fortune 100 customers. DocVilla can help you with:

  1. Mobile and Website Development
  2. Logo, Graphic designing, Printing Material
  3. Social Media and Marketing content
  4. Award winning Cloud based Ambulatory EHR solution
  5. Integrated Telemedicine / Telehealth solution
  6. Customized Patient Portal linked to your website and has your logo
  7. Online Payment System / Credit Card Processing (electronic Billing)
  8. Medical Practice Management with role based access for different staff members
  9. Electronic Fax
  10. Medical Insurance Claim Filing
  11. Sending Electronic Prescriptions including Controlled substances to over 75000 pharmacies across the nation through Surescripts
  12. Offer you a different number for communicating via SMS with the Patients
  13. Digital HIPAA consent forms, Financial Agreement forms, etc.
  14. Medical Inventory Management
  15. Custom Analytics and Reports
  16. Business Consulting
  17. Any Customization that you might need on top of DocVilla specific to your medical practice needs
  18. Any digital software development needs that you might have

3. Get Credentialed with Medical Insurances

Credentialing and Enrollment are often used synonymously but are two separate processes. When you get Credentialed with a payer, you basically inform the payer regarding your NPI, setup a pricing tier, etc. This can take few months. DocVilla does your Enrollment with the payer where we inform the payer that you will be filing claims, running Eligibility through us. This can take few weeks.

4. Start marketing to your patients

You are not going to start receiving patients on day 1. You need a marketing plan. DocVilla can help you market yourself in the state in which you are licensed. DocVilla does offer a Free patient portal and also has an option for a customized patient portal that can be linked to your website where the patients can schedule the appointment. Contact DocVilla support when you are ready to start a medical practice for free consultation.

In case you are starting a Direct Primary Care (DPC) service, then DocVilla also offers that solution. With this feature in DocVilla, the physicians can now create subscriptions with monthly recurring charges on the credit card provided by the patients. The invoices are auto generated. These subscriptions can be canceled anytime by the physician. DPC is already being embraced by the health policymakers across the county and has a bill H.R. 4301 : Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2021 in the congress. This bill was introduced in Congress on July 1, 2021 by Rep. Earl Blumenauer. DocVilla is one of the pioneering EHRs (Electronic Health Records) to implement the concept of Direct Primary Care in the platform. DocVilla already supports one-time payments from credit and debit cards and is also connected with over 4000 insurances across the nation for billing.

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