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513

Released on 2019-01-21

About This Release

We are pleased to announce the official release of Practice Perfect EMR + Management Software Version 2.0.0.513. Please review the attached list of new features & benefits carefully.

 

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NOTE THAT THIS IS A SUBSTANTIAL UPDATE AND MAY APPREAR TO BE 'NOT RESPONDING', PLEASE BE PATIENT

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Thanks again for your continued support!

General & Setup

Speed Enhancements:

The source of a substantial speed-related issue was found and corrected in this update, specifically relating to continued use of the web-based application.

Clients

Email Addresses:

Any leading or trailing spaces in client email addresses will now automatically be removed.

Financial

Activities by Service;

Using the SHIFT-CLICK option to select multiple services was resulting in incorrect totals being displayed in the header of this panel - this has been corrected.

Financial

Minute Rounding:

A new option exists for the entry of charges. Under Settings, Customize Accounting, you can now select to Calculate Minutes/Hours to two decimal points. So, 5 minutes can either be calculated as 0.0833333 of an hour OR simply 0.08 of an hour, times the hourly rate.

Financial

Invoice Reproduction:

If a client changes locations, any invoice reproduction will now reflect the address of the original invoice and not the current client location.

Financial

Fee Split Entry:

  • If a fee was $0 and a split was indicated, the user could not proceed - this has been corrected.
  • The auto-charge function on the Scheduler will now also respect the requirement for a fee to be split and will prompt for the split breakdown entry.

Reporting

Accounts Receivable report:

The Summary by Division was not being reported correctly when Summary only was selected - this has been corrected.

Reporting

Daily Reconciliation report:

When run using the Predictive option, patient co-pays wiill now be excluded from the total expected amount from the payor, since that is inclusive of the committed amount.

Reporting

Operations Summary report:

When run using the Predictive option, patient co-pays wiill now be excluded from the total expected amount from the payor, since that is inclusive of the committed amount.

Reporting

Resource Day Sheets/Day-at-a-Glance reports:

Funding Limit dates were not being listed correctly - this has been corrected.

Reporting

Patient Fall-Off report:

The export function of this report now includes the Managing Provider's first and last name.

Reporting

Revenue Report:

When run using the Predictive option, patient co-pays wiill now be excluded from the total expected amount from the payor, since that is inclusive of the payor's committed amount.

Scheduler

Scheduled Providers:

When deleting a scheduled provider from a Location, you will no longer be allowed to remove the scheduled provider from ALL locations at the same time. This ability was causing more harm than good.

Clinical Documentation/EMR

Customized Documents:

Default values were no longer automatically populating into new documents since the new bring-forward functions were introduced - this has been corrected.

Clinical Documentation/EMR

Daily Notes / Body Map:

The Body Map was not always being brought-forward from the previous entry if a day (or more) of entering the Body Map was skipped - this has been corrected.

Clinical Documentation/EMR

Daily Notes and Fonts:

An error in which the font would randomly change to Tahoma 8pt when all text was selected has been corrected.

General & Setup

Security:

  • Some issues concerning the security setting about only seeing one's own (self) daily notes has been corrected.
  • Security disabling access to the settings for WCB Alberta invoicing was allowing toolbar functions to be used - this has been corrected.
  • Security disabling access to Client / Incident / Billing Rules was not being respected - this has been corrected.

Web Version

Scheduler:

It was possible to block time on the scheduler without entering a Block description, which could the appointment invisible. This has been corrected, a description for blocked time on both the desktop and web application is now mandatory.

Patient Portal

Logging In:

The email addresses for client login are no longer case-sensitive.

Patient Portal

Client Self-Booking:

If if a Provider's Minimum Appointment Duration was greater than the Scheduler label interval, the booking system would incorrectly show that no appointments were available - and the wrong duration would be displayed. This has been corrected.

Canadian Billing Specific

Telus Health Claims:

  • Telus driver version POS V6.0, effective December 2nd, 2018, has been included in this update.
  • The handling of full time and part time students has been added to claims submission - please contact support for more details.
  • Services transferred multiple times before being submitted to Telus were causing an error during submission - this has been corrected.

Wired Client

Practice Perfect/Wired Client integration:

  • A Managing Provider is no longer required in order for a client to be transmitted to the Wired Client.
  • A Provider is no longer required for an appointment to be transmitted to the Wired Client.

Clinical Documentation/EMR

Daily Notes Formatting:

A bug introduced in Release 512 that did not retain font formats, underline, bolds, strikeouts, etc, has been corrected.

Web Version

Security:

The Show financial information security option will now be respected on the web-version Activity by Services screens with dollar amounts no longer being displayed.

Web Version

Daily Notes:

The Time In & Time Out entered by using the Check In & Check Out functions on the scheduler was not appearing automatically on Daily Notes, this has been corrected.

Web Version

Scheduler:

You can now right-click on any appointment and select to enter both the Check in and Check out times, similar to the desktop version.

Web Version

Daily Notes:

Patients/parents can now sign daily notes just as they do on the desktop version using the Client Signature  icon.

Web Version

Customized Documents:

Patients/parents can now sign any customized document using the Patient Signature  icon.

Clinical Documentation/EMR

Customized Documents:

Patients/parents can now sign any customized document using the Patient Signature  icon.

Clinical Documentation/EMR

Service Code Duration:

The Duration will now be totalled under the individual Service Codes on the printed Daily Notes, Canned and Custom Documents.

Patient Portal

Patient Self-Scheduling:

The patient's Usual Duration was not always being respected when patients were booking their own appointments - this has been corrected.

Clients

Billing Rules:

The annual Coverage Rule related to renewing on a specific day-of-the-month will now respect the number of days in each month (eg; some are 30, 31, 28, etc).

Financial

Payor Billing Option:

The Payor Billing option entitled Do not invoice charges with incomplete daily notes now only refers to the notes and charges with a matching Provider. Eg; There are two Daily Notes from two different providers, each provider has charges entered under their name. Only one provider has Completed/Signed their notes - charges from that provider will now be invoiced if the above option is selected.