The THERAPIST vs. Shrink Rapt

NOTE: This list compares The THERAPIST EZ and Pro with Shrink Rapt version 5.0. All attempts have been made to make this table fair and accurate. Please contact the vendor to confirm the information presented.

Feature The THERAPIST EZ The THERAPIST Pro Shrink Rapt

Patient Information

Patient database Yes Yes Yes
Couple and family patients No Yes No
Responsible parties 1 3 Unlimited
DSM-IV diagnosis style (mental health) Yes Yes Axis I Only
Medical diagnosis style Yes Yes Yes
Alert messages per patient Unlimited Unlimited 1
User-defined fields 0 8 3
User-defined patient categories Unlimited Unlimited None


Insurance companies per patient Unlimited Unlimited 1
Multiple authorizations per patient Yes Yes Yes
Authorize specific procedure codes Yes Yes No

Case Management

Treatment plans Yes Yes Yes
Treatment plan templates Yes Yes No
Progress notes Yes Yes Yes
Progress note templates Yes Yes No
Maintain multiple cases per patient No Yes1 No
Define problems, goals, and treatment modalities No Yes1 No
User-defined outcome measurements No Yes1 No
Attach progress note to service Yes Yes Yes
Medication tracking No Yes1 Yes
Treatment provider teams No Yes1 No


Services and payments Yes Yes Yes
Assign fees due to responsible party Yes Yes Yes
Assign fees due to insurance Yes Yes No
Tax fields and automatic tax calculations Yes Yes No
Memorized services per patient Unlimited Unlimited 1
Memorized services available to all patients Unlimited Unlimited None
Group therapy No Yes No
User-defined service categories Unlimited Unlimited None

Patient Statements

Print patient statements Yes Yes Yes
Separate statements for each responsible party No Yes No
Statements formatted for window envelopes Yes Yes Yes
Past-due aging Yes Yes Yes
Interest calculated Yes Yes No

Insurance Claims

Printed CMS-1500 (CMS-1500) insurance claims Yes Yes Yes
Align CMS-1500 (CMS-1500) claims on preprinted forms Yes Yes No
Plain paper insurance claims Yes Yes No
Bill primary insurance payers Yes Yes Yes
Bill secondary insurance payers Yes Yes No
Bill third-party Insurance payers Yes Yes No

Electronic Insurance Claims

HIPAA Standard ANSI X12 837 Professional Claims No Yes No
National Standard Format (NSF) 3.01 No Yes No
CMS-1500 (CMS-1500) Print Image Yes Yes Yes
Submit directly to payers (Clearinghouse not required) No Yes No
Chiropractic electronic claims No Yes No
Ambulance electronic claims No Yes No


Patient face sheet report Yes Yes Yes
Payment receipt Yes Yes No
Form letters with merged data Yes Yes No
Mailing labels Yes Yes No
Deposit report Yes Yes Yes
Prints bank-ready deposit slips Yes Yes No
Built-in report writer No Yes No

Fee Schedules

Number of fee schedules available Unlimited Unlimited 1
Batch fee schedule updates Yes Yes No


Open item accounting Yes Yes No
Provider payroll report No Yes No
Payroll based on amount billed or collected N/A Yes N/A
Payroll based on billable hours or service units N/A Yes N/A
Payroll break levels
(e.g. 70% of 1st $1000, 90% after)
N/A Yes N/A

Appointment Scheduler

Appointment scheduling Yes2 Yes Yes
Patient appointments Yes Yes Yes
Group therapy appointments No Yes No
Non-patient appointments Yes Yes No
Other events Yes Yes No
View multiple provider's appointments at one time Yes Yes No
Appointment notes Yes Yes No
Appointment warnings (flag potential problems) Yes Yes No
Mark appointments as confirmed Yes Yes No
Generate service from appointment Yes Yes Yes
Recurring appointments Yes Yes No
Provider availability schedules Yes Yes No
Provider to-do lists Yes Yes No
Print daily and weekly schedules Yes Yes Yes


Date fields use popup calendar lookup Yes Yes No
Built-in backup and restore Yes Yes Yes
Substitute procedure and diagnosis codes for individual insurance carriers. No Yes No
Glossary of frequently used words and phrases No Yes No
Track primary care physicians No Yes No
Track referring physicians Yes Yes Yes
Track non-physician referral sources Yes Yes No

HIPAA compliant

Yes3 Yes Yes3
Tutorials Video Video Printed

Billing Service Features

Multiple separate practices (companies) Optional4 Optional4 No
Exchange data with a billing service Yes Yes N/A
Generate electronic claims for all practices at once No Yes N/A
Backup all practices at once No Yes N/A


Password protected Yes Yes Yes
Individual passwords and security levels Yes Yes Yes
Track changes to critical files No Yes No

Program Access

Multiple therapists Unlimited Free Unlimited Free Extra Cost
Multi-user networking Yes5 Yes5 No
Access data using 3rd party applications Yes6 Yes6 No
Runs on Windows 95, 98, and ME Yes Yes Yes
Runs on Windows NT or XP Home Yes Yes Yes
Runs on Windows 2000 or XP Professional Yes Yes Yes
Ease of Use (Subjective: 1=unusable, 10=extremely easy) 8 7 5


Base price with one provider $599 $899 $585
Price with two providers $599 $899 $985
Price with five providers $599 $899 $985
One provider with three network users $999 $1299 N/A


  1. With Case Manager add-on module.
  2. With the Appointment Scheduler add-on.
  3. HIPAA compliant but includes only CMS-1500 electronic insurance claims.
  4. One practice is included. Additional practice licenses extra (See Price List).
  5. One network user is included. Additional network users $200 each.
  6. Requires ODBC Data Source add-on (See Price List).