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518

Released on 2019-04-01

About This Release

We are pleased to announce the official release of Practice Perfect EMR + Management Software Version 2.0.0.518. Please review the attached list of new features & benefits carefully.

 

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General & Setup

Security:

When auto-adding charges from the scheduler and more info was required (eg; diagnostic codes, service locations), the amount of the fee code was being displayed even if the option to not show financial information had been selected. This loophole has been closed.

Clinical Documentation/EMR

Daily Note Font issue:

The pesky bug in which the Tahoma 8 font keeps appearing when the entire section of a note is highlighted has been corrected - once again.

Clinical Documentation/EMR

Daily Note printing:

  • If Physician information has not been provided, it will no longer appear with titles and empty fields on the printing on Daily Notes.
  • A new option entitled Do not include incident info has been added allowing users to remove the incident description from the header of the Daily Note.
  • A bug in which Goals were printing, even if Print Goals on daily notes was not selected, has been corrected.

Clinical Documentation/EMR

Customized Documents:

It is now possible to search by Field # when in the Field Listing in Customized Documents.

Financial

Deleting Invoices & Services:

On occasion, a "multiple singleton error" would appear when deleting multiple services or invoices - this has been corrected.

Payment Receipt with Detail:

Date of Service was being cut-off for those with long Windows-date formats - this has been corrected.

Scheduler

Scheduling Rooms & Equipment:

A loophole existed in which appointments booked directly with Rooms/Equipment did not check to see if the selcted Provider was avaialble, as well. This has been corrected.

Scheduler

Scheduler Post Treatment:

The Post Treatment Description field can no longer be left blank - a default expression will appear if the field is left empty. The empty descriptions could be confused with available time when viewing the schedule.

Reporting

Patient Fall-Off report:

An error that occured when selecting the Show email addresses option has been corrected.

Reporting

Revenue Trend report:

If printed using Date of Entry, charges that were deleted would have been included - this has been corrected.

Reporting

Inventory Adjustment report:

A new option entitled Include Fee Description has been added which will print the actual item description and not just the Fee Code.

Reporting

New Client Statements:

While there is still more development work to be done here, the production speed of the new Client Statements has been enhanced substantially when selecting a batch of clients.

Reporting

Provider Performance Summary report:

Blocked time that had Do not count as available time unticked was not being added to Unscheduled Hours on this report - this has been corrected, blocked time that is available will now be added to the unscheduled time.

Web Version

Activities by Document:

Documents can now be imported into the Activities by Document using the web version of Practice Perfect in the same fashion as the desktop version using the Import  icon.

Web Version

Daily Notes & Documents Comments:

A note/comment can be added to any Daily Note or Document on the web version using the Comments  icon. These comments can also be viewed by hovering over the same icon on the Activities by Progress Note and Activities by Document screens.

Wired Client

Integration:

  • The Wired Client logo  will now show on appointment cells that have been sent to the Wired Client for texting.
  • Several loopholes involving appointment info not being sent to the Wired Client in specific circumstances have been closed.

US Billing Specific

EDI837 Electronic Claims:

  • A bug in which a Claim-level adjustment segment CAS*CO*45 in Loop 2320 was not being sent due to calculation error has been corrected.
  • A new option has been added under each Payor in the EDI Preferences tab entitled Exclude the name from the this loop (the loop this refers to 2010AB). If selected, the Pay to Name will not be included in the EDI837 file.

 

US Billing Specific

EDI835 Payment Processing:

The date contained in the BPR line will be used as the Payment Date if the DTM line is absent in the received remittance file.

Canadian Billing Specific

Ontario MVA HCAI Update:

A new mandatory change has been implented by HCAI with the release of the HCAI Toolkit 3.21. This update is included in this release of Practice Perfect and is required for any HCAI submissions made, OCF18, OCF21 and OCF23, on or after April 1st, 2019.

Canadian Billing Specific

Telus Invoices:

Under Settings, Telus Health invoice settings, the user can now define where the Telus temporary transmission and confirmation files are to reside in the new Invoice Save Location field.

Scheduler

Block bookings:

Block appointments can now be added to any time on the scheduler, even if its before or after a Providers Start/Stop time.

Scheduler

Client bookings:

Users can now decide if Client appointments can be added to any time on the scheduler, even if its before or after a Providers Start/Stop time. This option is selected under Settings, Customize Scheduler, Appointment Entry by selecting Allow appointments to be booked before or after scheduled start/stop time.