Sunday, September 25, 2011

Notifying the Staff What Equipment You Need With Dentrix Procedure Code Buttons.....

I don't know if this has ever happened to you, but many times I'm ready to start a procedure and the type of equipment I need is not in the room. For instance a laser, a E4D CAD/CAM unit, a Implant System, whatever.  I know it's my fault because I didn't let the assitant know what I needed until I got in the room.  You can lose up to 5 minutes or more of chairtime while the assistant is getting the equipment and setting it up.

I decided to create procedure codes that represent the equipment and then created a procedure buttons for them.  Now when I treatment plan a patient I can click on the E4D, Biolase, IMTEC Implant button, etc that signifies to the assistant to make sure they have the equipment I need ready.  This saves so much time! Give it a try.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Easy Way To Check Insurance Company Electronic Submission Availability!

In the front office it gets busy. Real busy. Being able to tell if an insurance company accepts electronic attachments (X-rays, Perio Charting, etc.) is very handy. There is a tool on the Dentrix Website that solves that dilemma.  This will speed up trhe insurance payment process and cut down on paper documentation. The Payor Search Tool is the key.

The payor search tool helps you identify the insurance companies you work with that offer electronic connectivity and attachments. You can search by Payor ID or Payor Name for payers that accept electronic claims and attachments, or that provide electronic insurance eligibility verification.

You can create a quick shortcut on your computer desktop by:  

1. Right click on your desktop.
2. Select create new/shortcut.
3. Copy and paste the above link into the "type the location of the item" box.
4. Type the words "Payor Search Tool".
5. Click on finish.

Now you have a real time link to all available insurance companies that allow electronic attachments!
Try it out and get moving!