DATA INPUT

CODING

SMS

E-MAIL

STATEMENTS

MULTIPLE DATABASES

SCANNING

REPORTS

SECURITY

LETTERS

COMPATIBILITY

NETWORKING


 
 

Please click on each of the links on the left to see how much more you get with PAMS.

 

DATA INPUT
Data input is quick and efficient. PAMS captures all parameters that you may require to institute legal action against non-payers. You must have the responsible party’s ID number, both a physical and postal address and preferably a reference to an employer, cell number, e-mail address and as many phone numbers as possible. PAMS has fields for all of these and you’ll see the results in limiting bad debt.


CODING
PAMS features alphaneumeric code lookup for both procedure codes and ICD10 codes. These are all incorporated in the package. No need for external applications. Enter a code for femur fracture and a linked modifier will automatically be added. Enter code “0018” and fields for height and weight will open and BMI will automatically be calculated and added to statements. No unnecessary correspondence with medical aids.


SMS
PAMS features an SMS application to send batch or custom SMS’s to patients. For example, set PAMS to send an SMS to every patient who is at 30 days, asking them to call your office if they have not received their account. SMS’s are saved on the system for follow-up. Because the system is built-in, your expenses are a fraction of the cost as opposed to using an external service provider.


E-MAIL
Because PAMS allows you to capture e-mail addresses at account creation, you are able to send bulk or specific e-mails to patients. From the “Statement” screen, you are able to e-mail statements or letters directly from the system. Just look at your postage expenses every month and you will appreciate the saving that PAMS can offer you.

 

STATEMENTS
Accurate statement data improves cash flow.

PAMS statements are easy for patients to understand with individual columns for patient and medical aid liable portions.

They also contain all data that medical aids require. Here’s a classic example: if you charge 0018 for BMI over 35, medical aids will return your claim unless weight, height and calculated BMI appear on the statement. The moment you enter 0018 in the transaction page, PAMS asks for weight and height, automatically calculates BMI and displays ALL this data on the statement.

How often have you received payment from a bank with no indication who the payment is from? PAMS will customize a bank deposit slip for YOUR specific bank, which in¢cludes the patient name and account number and appears at the bottom of the statement. No more guessing!

Finally, you can view, print or e-mail statements.


MULTIPLE DATABASES
Many practitioners are running a number of databases under one practice number. For a nominal fee, we can provide you with different databases for cash patients, medical aid patients or WCA.


SCANNING
We all know the frustrations of working with WCA or credit control. PAMS has a unique feature which enables you to scan WCA injury reports, correspondence with patients or even your clinical notes and link them to a specific account. Open the account and all these documents are visible at the click of a mouse.

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REPORTS
PAMS is marketed as a billing programme, but it is far more than this. A powerful report generator enables you to extract a wealth of information to improve your practice administration, make credit control more effective and have the data you need to negotiate with healthcare providers.

The programme comes with a number of pre-loaded reports, but you create everything you might need.

No other programme can offer you this.

Can you:
• Identify your most profitable venue?
• Know which supporters have the highest bad debt profile?
• See what each of your partners is doing per month / year?
• Provide accurate data for practice cost studies?

If you said “NO” to any of these, you are losing money. You need PAMS and you need it now


SECURITY
Fraud costs the medical profession millions every year.

It’s so simple. I’m your secretary. A cash patient pays his or her account. I pocket the money and simply delete the account. Or I change your banking details on the statement and it goes into my uncle’s account. Sound bizarre? It happens every day!

PAMS allows you to allocate varying levels of security to each and every staff member, limiting what they can do. Run accurate audit trails as often as you like. PAMS will tell you who did journal entries, receipts, deleted or modified accounts. No pain, no gain, no boss, plenty loss.


LETTERS
PAMS offers you a selection of pre-designed letters. Final warnings, ITC listing, etc. are all automated. Save time on hours spent by a secretary or credit control bureau. Send automated letters when needed. These letters are all configured to your needs. Furthermore, you can create templates to meet your specific needs and situation.


COMPATIBILITY
All data from PAMS can be exported to most legal software (e.g. Debtpack) or to accounting packages such as Pastel as well as MS Access, MS Word or MS Excel. PAMS links effortlessly with EDI software to prepare batches, transmit data to switching houses and deliver you with a detailed report as to which claims have been paid, which have been rejected and why.


NETWORKING
PAMS enables you to network any way you like.

Through LAN, PAN, WAN, server or VPN, you can access data whenever or where ever you like. From the hospital, access your central database to generate accounts or check on patient’s credit status. PAMS makes billing so easy, you’ll wonder where you’ve been all this time.

 

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