Making Medical Billing Simple

Aeris Basic vs. The THERAPIST Pro

More information about The THERAPIST Pro may be found by clicking here.

Patient Information

Feature Description Pro Aeris
Patient Database Yes Yes
Couple and family patients Yes No
Responsible parties Unlimited 1
DSM-IV diagnosis style (mental health) Yes  Yes1
Medical diagnosis style Yes Yes
User-defined fields 8 0
User-defined patient categories Unlimited None


Feature Description Pro Aeris
Insurance companies per patient Unlimited Unlimited
Multiple authorizations per patient Yes Yes
Authorize specific procedure codes Yes No

Case Management

Feature Description Pro Aeris
Treatment Plans Yes No
Progress Notes Yes Yes
Progress Notes Attached to Services Yes Yes


Feature Description Pro Aeris
Services and Payments Yes Yes
Assign fees due to responsible party Yes Yes
Assign fees due to insurance Yes Yes
Tax fields and automatic tax calculations Yes No
Automatically memorize services  Yes Yes
Patient memorized services for each patient Yes Yes
System memorized services available to all patients Yes No
Group therapy Yes No
User-defined service categories Unlimited No

Patient Statements

Feature Description Pro Aeris
Print patient statements Yes Yes
Statement addressed to responsible party Yes Yes
Statements formatted for window envelopes Yes Yes
Past-due aging Yes No
Interest calculated Yes No

Insurance Claims

Feature Description Pro Aeris
Printed CMS-1500 insurance claims Yes Yes
Align CMS-1500 claims on preprinted forms Yes Yes
Plain paper insurance claims Yes Yes
Bill primary insurance payers Yes Yes
Bill secondary insurance payers Yes Yes
Bill third-party Insurance payers Yes Yes
HIPAA (ANSI X12 837 Professional) electronic claims Yes No
Electronic CMS-1500 Print Image Yes Yes
Submit electronic claims via clearinghouse Yes Yes
Submit electronic claims directly to payers Yes No


Feature Description Pro Aeris
Patient face sheet report Yes Yes
Form letters with merged data Yes No
Mailing labels Yes Yes
Prints bank-ready deposit slips Yes Yes
Built-in report writer Yes No


Feature Description Pro Aeris
Accounting Type (OI = Open Item, BF = Balance Forward)
Aeris uses Balance Forward accounting for patient amounts and Open Item accounting for insurance amounts.


Feature Description Pro Aeris
Appointment Scheduler Optional No
Number of fee schedules available Unlimited 3
Date fields use popup calendar lookup Yes Yes
Built-in backup and restore Yes Yes
Exchange data with a billing service Yes Yes
Spelling checker No Yes
HIPAA compliant

Yes Yes
Tutorials Video Video


Feature Description Pro Aeris
Password protected Yes Yes
Individual user login passwords Yes Yes
Individual security group assignment Yes Yes

Program Access

Feature Description Pro Aeris
Multiple separate practices (companies)  Optional2  Optional2
Number of providers included (no extra charge) 99 Unlimited
Multi-user networking  Yes3  Yes3
Access data using 3rd party applications Optional Optional
Runs on Windows 95, 98, and ME Yes Yes
Runs on Windows NT, 2000, XP Yes Yes
Runs on Windows Vista Yes Yes
Ease of Use (Subjective: 1=unusable, 10=extremely easy) 5 10


Feature Description Pro Aeris
Base price with one provider $799 $399
Price with two providers $799 $399
Price with five providers $799 $399
One provider with three network users (add 2 net users) $1099  $699


  1. Axis I only. Corresponds to the diagnosis on the CMS-1500.
  2. One practice is included. Additional practice licenses extra (See Price List).
  3. One network user is included. Additional network users $150 each.