Rocket Matter is today announcing the latest round of updates to its cloud practice management platform, and they include the first of a planned series of practice-specific modules, this one for insurance defense, as well as enhancements to batch billing said to speed the process by 80 percent and improvements to the platform’s overall engineering to make it faster and more responsive.

The insurance defense module, which can be purchased as an add-on for a monthly cost of $9 per user, provides the ability to use LEDES billing codes across the Rocket Matter platform, including with timers, tasks, calendar events, and document uploads. Users can also capture LEDES codes while working in
Outlook and Word documents via Rocket Matter’s Office 365 plugin (see image above).

Mapping LEDES fields.

Larry Port, Rocket Matter’s founder and CEO, told me that other practice-specific modules will be released, but he declined to say when or for which practices.

For those in a firm who run and submit bills, Rocket Matter has added the ability to audit LEDES invoices to identify common rejection errors. Also, when LEDES invoices are run in Rocket Matter, they can be paired with human-readable invoices so that administrators do not have to parse an arcane, pipe-delimited LEDES file.

Batch billing inline activities.

Rocket Matter has long offered batch billing, allowing firms to generate all of its bills at once. With today’s release, Rocket Matter says it has significantly improved the speed of its batch billing by over 80 percent. Port told me that firms can now generate hundreds or thousands of invoices in just minutes.

Another new feature is the ability to bulk-edit time entries from the batch-billing grid. Legal administrators no longer have to leave the billing screen to make adjustments to matters, and they can make multiple changes at once. Additionally, users can now print the batch billing screen in a clean format for auditing,
eliminating the need to run pre-bills for many firms.

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