Tools to Grow Your Acupuncture Practice | Jasmine Software: October 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Release News: Enhanced Calendar Management

We've heard from our Jasmine Private Beta Users that the ability to have more control and flexibility in managing work hours and out of office time is very important. This is why we are very excited about the recent release to the calendaring functionality.

Recurring Events

One of the main features is the ability to schedule reoccurring events such as recurring patient appointments, lunch time, etc.



Better Control of Schedule
  • Block off busy time, vacations, etc.
  • Show patients available times on the online patient scheduling widget

Another feature is the ability to have a more fine grained control over a practitioners schedule such as blocking off busy time, vacations, etc and based off of this to show available times to the patient through the online scheduling widget.


We're very excited for practitioners to start using the new features and managing a more efficient practice. We love to hear feedback. You can reach us at contact@jasminepm.com.

Minto
Founder

Thursday, October 17, 2013

AOM Day - Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day - October 24th


Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day is on October 24th. AOM Day is a day to celebrate and bring awareness to acupuncture and Oriental medicine. It has been celebrated annually since 2002 and spearheaded by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and partner organizations, the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and the Council of State Associations for Acupuncture.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is supported through a unique international partnership of organizations including the United States, Canada, Mexico and Pakistan. The partnership includes professional associations, research organizations and educational institutions.

Get Involved

AOM Day is a great way for practitioners and professionals to not only bring awareness to the field but to also selfishly do some self promotion. The "Get Involved" section of the AOM Day site lists several ways for practitioners to promote.

Some ideas you can do to promote your clinic:

  • Promote AOM Day on your blog
  • Notify your mailing list of AOM Day and how you are celebrating
  • Tell your friends and family on your social networks
  • Reach out to local blogs and news outlets plugging AOM Day and your practice
  • Host an open house
  • Offer to give talks about the benefits of acupuncture at a retirement home
  • Reach out to health related organizations (ie. Whole Foods, yoga studios, clinics, etc)
  • Be creative!

Submit Your Event

Once you've figured out what you are going to do, go to the AOM Day website and submit your event. Here is their submission form. 


You'll then be listed on their "Programs and Events" page, which puts you along side others who are active in your field but also brings you some SEO goodness.

If you have more ideas on how acupuncturists can promote the profession and their practice, leave a comment below! 

Minto
Founder



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Superbill to the Rescue!



We're very excited to announce that we've added the ability for practitioners to easily generate a Superbill for their patients from within Jasmine Practice Management. Since the Superbill is electronically generated, it will allow practitioners to email and/or print the Superbill to be given to the patient. See Figure 1. below for an example of a Jasmine Practice Management Subperbill.

Figure 1. Example Super Bill Receipt from Jasmine Practice Management

What's a Superbill?

A Superbill is an itemized receipt used by healthcare providers to reflect rendered services. As a healthcare professional, acupuncturists play in the current dominant health payment system which is insurance. We are committed to having Jasmine Practice Managements provide ethical billing, coding and reimbursement for the Acupuncture profession. And one of the ways that patients are reimbursed for treatment by insurance companies is to provide a Superbill for treatment rendered.

What's in a Superbill?

The Superbill consists of 4 main parts.

  • Provider Information

    The Superbill should contain the name, address and phone number of the healthcare provider.
  • Patient Information

    The Superbill should contain the patient name and contact information.
  • Visit Information

    The Superbill should also contain the visit information such as the date of service, Procedure Codes (CPT) and Diagnosis Codes (ICD-9).
  • Additional Information

    The Superbill can also contain additional notes and comments.


What else does Jasmine Practice Management provide?

In addition to providing the generated Superbill, Jasmine Practice Management also provides additional benefits.

  • Easily reprint Superbill

    Since Superbills are attached to a Patient record, as a healthcare provider, you keep a history of generated Superbills. You are also able to reprint Superbills with ease, if your patient should ask for another copy.
  • Reporting
    As a practice, you can now run reports on all your Superbills and gain better insight into your patient population and why people are coming to see you.
     

We are always open to questions and comments. Feel free to leave a comment below or reach out to us at contact@jasminepm.com

Minto & Tony
Founder