At a recent presentation, I was asked about the costs and use of accounting software.
Bearing in mind the presentation was to consultants who had not yet established a private practice, numerous eyebrows were raised when I answered…
This does not mean accounting software is unnecessary, expensive or unsuitable for an established practice.
Some private practices do need a software package and there are some fine software packages out there.
They are cost-efficient too. MHM works, very successfully, with many of them.
But for those seeing say 10 or 12 patients a week use MS Excel or Apple Numbers and an online diary.
MHM has more than a few clients and uses Excel to run a sales/debtors ledger.
The invoice can be sent as a PDF attachment to an insurance company. The sales ledger – once password protected – can be sent either to the client and/or the client’s accountant.
If a private practice is a business – and it is – then you MUST keep an eye on all costs. If you do not, profit will reduce.
It’s always useful to ask yourself the question.