Entering Data: Why You Should Just Do It!
A Note from the Developer
How do you track your medical expenses and visits right now? It is easy to think that whatever method you currently use to track your family’s medical conditions and finances (or whatever method you don’t use), is good enough, and way faster than entering data into a program like FHCM. In all likelihood, you are mistaken!
One of the biggest reasons people avoid using a program like FHCM is that they think it will be too much trouble to enter the data by hand. We’ve all gotten used to downloading financial data from banks, and we’ve come to expect this. However, if you think about it, you have a LOT more transactions in your checking account than you have doctor visits. As you’ll see below, entering your medical data isn’t nearly as bad as you might fear.
I use this program myself all the time, and I’ve designed it to let me get data in there fast. Once you understand the program, and especially once you learn the keyboard shortcuts, you can enter your data very quickly. It takes me about 3 minutes to enter 12 provider visits. That’s not so bad, is it? Is whatever method you use right now much faster than that?
Here’s another way to think about the time investment. How much time do you spend looking for information about what claims you’ve submitted or need to submit? How much time do you spend trying to figure out if the insurance company processed your claim and how long it’s been? How much time do you spend putting together information to fill out forms for your claims? (FHCM will help you fill out your forms rapidly.) How much time do you spend tracking billing statements and trying to figure out if they made a mistake and forgot one of your payments? Or billed you twice?
Bet all of that takes a lot longer than it would have taken to enter the data. So go ahead and download the FHCM free trial, and get going on becoming the you you’ve always wanted to be. Or at least on getting your medical expenses organized.
But do take a little time to review the manual and try entering some information to get a feel for it before you make up your mind. You won’t regret it!