Accounting for your medical practice
Setting up your billing software and systems
As a medical professional, it’s unlikely that you’ll spend the majority of your time reading financial reports and making profit or loss decisions. But it is important to be aware of how your business is performing. Veritas Accountants offers your practice years of experience in delivering highly specialised accounting services to medical practitioners. For starters, we highly recommend integrating your medical practice with accounting software. Here are some reasons why.
The benefits of using accounting software: You’re busy running your business, and want to maximise time and efficiency across all departments, especially finance and accounting. Accounting software enables you to quickly add new transactions, including bills, receipts and payments instantly. Bookkeeping, once a manual and laborious task, is now completed in a matter of a few quick steps courtesy of accounting software. What’s more, the program automatically generates numerous reports for management, including invoice, profit and loss, turnover and expense reports. Taken together, the insight generated by accounting software can provide your business with the agility it needs to adjust to new trends or patterns in your business. For example, a cost report can shed light on areas of spending that can be curtailed. Additionally, revenue reports can quickly help you identify the source of your revenue. Overall, operational efficiencies gained via implementation of accounting software cannot be underestimated.
Why do you need accounting software for your medical practice?
Like most businesses, physicians, health care and mental health professionals need to return a profit in order to continue operations. The pressures to perform, pay bills and retain staff also apply to any doctor or independent health care provider. For medical professionals, accounting software enables the smooth operation of the practice. Whether you’re new to the profession or have been in the business for years, your practice accounts benefit from automation offered by accounting software.
What to look for in medical practice accounting software?
If you’re thinking of implementing accounting software for your medical practice, there’s several things to consider. First, if you keep medical inventory or stock, it’s important to look for software that can keep track of your inventory purchase and disbursement levels. This will ensure you never run out of supplies, keeping customers satisfied in turn. It’s also important to identify software that integrates with your patient management software, as this will improve efficiency and cut down time associated with manual tasks. Take note however, that you’ll also need to comply with any regulatory requirements. Speak to a professional accountant or your regulatory body for more information.
How can you learn more about accounting software for medical professionals and get help?
Regardless of your choice, it’s important to choose accounting software that you feel comfortable with and find easy to navigate. After all, you’re going to be the primary consumer of the reports and insight. At Veritas, our accountants are in the business of providing health and medical professionals with highly specialised accounting services across the full spectrum, from strategic advice to accounts management. We’ll take the time to understand your needs, requirements and walk you through the process of setting your accounting services. Please contact us to learn more about our services today.