Athena collecter Vs Essential RCM

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Jun 03, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Athena collecter or Essential RCM?

Athena collecter is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Essential RCM, Essential RCM is rated higher (90/100) than Athena collecter (87/100). Athena collecter offers more features (5) to their users than Essential RCM (0).

Looking for the right Medical Billing solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Athenahealth compares with edgeMED Healthcare?

Athenahealth: athenahealth delivers cloud-based services for EHR, practice management and care coordination. Our mission is to be caregivers' most trusted service, helping them do well doing the right thing.

edgeMED Healthcare: edgeMED was established in 1981 with one simple philosophy; Healthcare Above All. Since our inception, edgeMED’s core function has been pioneering the use of technology and expert services that enable healthcare providers to distribute world-class patient safety, clinical outcomes & financial results. From developing one of the nation’s first elect...

Who's more expensive? Athena collecter or Essential RCM?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Medical Billing software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Athena collecter and Essential RCM.

Athena collecter price Starting from $49 per month , on a scale between 1 to 10 Athena collecter is rated 4, which is lower than the average cost of Medical Billing software. Essential RCM price starts at $149 per user/month , when comparing Essential RCM to their competitors, the software is rated 4 - lower than the average Medical Billing software cost.

Bottom line: Athena collecter cost is around the same cost of Essential RCM.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Athena collecter Vs. Essential RCM based on some of the most important and required Medical Billing features. Athena collecter: 24/7 Telephone Support, Daily Schedule/To-Do, Mobile Access, Online Customer Support, Telephone Customer Support. Essential RCM: We are still working to collect the list of features for Essential RCM.

Target customer size

Athena Collector is a suitable solution for small and medium medical practices. and Essential RCM's target customer size include: Medium and large size businesses.

Athena collecter

ITQlick rating
(3.1/5)

Starting from $49 per month

AthenaCollector is a cloud-based medical billing solution that helps clients and patients secure full payment faster and reduce administrative drag. The software has an automatically updated rules engine.

Categories: Medical, Medical Billing, Medical Practice.

Essential RCM

ITQlick rating
(3.7/5)

starts at $149 per user/month

Essential RCM is medical billing software solution medium to large health care providers. Its ultimate goal is to help doctors, laboratories, and hospitals avoid not getting paid. Its key features include billi...

Categories: Payment Processing, Document Management, Claims Management, Medical Billing, Patient Billing Estimate.

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Athena collecter: 5 Features

24/7 Telephone Support
Daily Schedule/To-Do
Mobile Access
Online Customer Support
Telephone Customer Support

Essential RCM: 0 Features

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ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Athena
ITQlick rating
3.1/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
8
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Essential
ITQlick rating
3.7/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
4.6/10
License pricing
$149 per user/month
Functionality
8
AdvancedMD
ITQlick rating
4/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
$729 per provider/month
Functionality
13
Therabill
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$149 per provider/month
Functionality
26
RXNT
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$65 per month
Functionality
31
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.