Sometimes you need to edit single treatment prices in a given fee level. It's important to remember that each item also needs a "Mode". This article will teach you how to:
Update individual treatment codes
Sometimes you need to edit single treatment prices in a given fee level. Here's how to do it.
- Click on Location and then click Fees Management.
- Click on the fee level you wish to edit.
- Type the item you wish to change into the search function.
- Make the changes that you need to make. Once you click away, the change will be saved.
a) Price: The fee that will be charged.
b) Mode: The type of item (Variable, Fixed, Maximum, Minimum and Dynamic).
c) Value: The amount that the system will respect if you have set a mode (b) other than "Variable". If you leave this field blank, the applicable modes will not be set. You can learn about setting an appropriate item mode below.
d) N/G?: Whether the item is "No Gap" i.e. whether it will have a "No Gap" discount applied to it.
Set an appropriate Item Mode
Selecting the appropriate Item Mode for each item is important. This will dictate how the system handles these items, and the freedom that your staff have in editing the fees when applying Treatments.
You must set a Value for each item that has a mode other than "Variable". See the explanation of Item Values above. There are five modes:
a) Variable: This will allow users to freely change the item's fee.
b) Fixed: The fee cannot be increased or decreased beyond the amount set in "Value".
c) Minimum: The fee cannot be decreased; users in "Treatments" can increase the fee, however they cannot decrease it beyond the amount in the "Value" field.
d) Maximum: The fee cannot be increased; users in "Treatments" can decrease the fee, however they cannot increase it beyond the amount in the "Value" field. This is especially useful in "preferred provider" cases.
e) Dynamic: This mode is currently only effective for Ortho treatment plans. It will take the patient's health fund, each item's "Value" and the total course of treatment cost into consideration. This is particularly useful if you have preferred provider status with a health fund - thus not allowed to charge over an agreed amount - but you still need to distribute the total course of treatment cost between multiple visits (such as in the case for a course of Ortho treatment).