What are the benefits of using private practice management software from SimplePractice vs. Theranest?

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Why SimplePractice is better than TheraNest

Transparent, affordable pricing

Serve as many clients as you want with all the convenience and flexibility SimplePractice offers for a great price.


The Difference

More value for the cost

Take this for example. If your full-time practice sees around 25 clients/week, and you have 45 active clients, you would pay less for SimplePractice.

Essential Professional TheraNest
Monthly subscription fee $39 $59 $60
Appointment reminders Based on ~100 reminders per month $0 $0 $5
Credit card processing fees Based on 10 charges totaling $1000 $32.50 $32.50 $31.20
eFile insurance claims Based on 100 per month N/A $22 $59
ERA (payment reports) Based on 100 per month N/A Free $10
Telehealth Based on unlimited sessions N/A $10 $12
Client portal N/A Free $6
Wiley Treatment Planners Free for a limited time N/A $0 $25
True monthly cost $71.50 $124.50 $208.20
SimplePractice has the features I need: progress notes, online appointment requests, and easy scheduling. I love the look of it—very modern and professional. And all at the perfect price point.

— Meaghan H.



Mobilize your practice, literally

Streamline your scheduling, billing, and more with the top-rated SimplePractice mobile app—available for iPhone and Android.


The Difference

Better ratings from more practitioners

The SimplePractice mobile app has a 4.7/5 rating based on 8,500+ practitioner reviews. By comparison, TheraNest’s app only has a 2.6/5 rating based on <30 reviews.

I use the mobile app all day. With SimplePractice, I can be in complete control of my business from anywhere in the world.

— Nathan R.

Get paid on time, every time

AutoPay runs a client’s card each night to save time, avoid payment conversations, and minimize unpaid sessions.


The Difference

An automatic system

SimplePractice’s AutoPay means you’re always paid for services rendered—and TheraNest doesn’t offer that.

The AutoPay feature has been a life saver. With great invoicing and billing features, SimplePractice does everything we need. I can’t recommend it enough!

— Zakk G.

Give clients the freedom of choice

New and existing clients can request their own appointments through the Client Portal—including virtual sessions.


The Difference

Easy to embed on your site

You can easily embed the appointment request widget on your website to improve your clients’ experience.

I love how intuitive the software is. It has been very easy to use for my clients and helps to decrease no-show appointments.

— Jasmine M.

A team dedicated to your success

Almost every company has a customer service department. But at SimplePractice, it’s not just a department. It’s who we are.


The Difference

A better switching experience

SimplePractice has a dedicated Switching Team that helps migrate your client data from your previous EHR.

Frequently asked questions

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Is SimplePractice HIPAA-compliant?

SimplePractice is HIPAA compliant and HITRUST certified. The HITRUST framework is the gold standard of security certifications in the healthcare industry. You can learn more about all the ways we keep customer and client data safe.

Is SimplePractice built for group practices?

Yes, you can add additional clinicians onto the Professional Plan. Learn more about our group features.

I’m currently using a different EHR. Is it easy to switch to SimplePractice?

Yes. Our Switching Team can help you import your data from another system.

How does billing for telehealth work?

When billing insurance, we recommend that you always check with the individual insurance payer to determine whether telehealth services are covered and, if they are, which codes or modifier should be used for different types of services.

It’s very important to check directly with the insurance payer because coverage for telehealth services is constantly changing.

How much does Telehealth cost?

Telehealth by SimplePractice costs $10/month/clinician and is only available on the Professional Plan. So your all-in monthly cost as a solo practitioner would be $69 ($59 + $10).

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