Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Updating Office Fees using the Automatic Fee Schedule Changes Utility

Now that the busy holiday season and the start of the new year is over, it may be time to update the fees you are charging for procedures.

When you use the Automatic Fee Schedule Changes utility, you can change an entire fee schedule or range of procedures at once rather than changing one fee at a time. For example, if you want to increase your continuing care production, you could increase your office fees for diagnostic and preventive procedures by 3% across the board.

To update fees for a range of procedures:
  1. From the Office Manager, select Maintenance > Practice Setup > Fee Schedule Setup.
  2. Select the fee schedule you want to update, and click Auto Changes.


  3. In the Select Procedure Code group box, set the range of procedures you want to include.
  4. In the Change Fee Schedule group box, do the following:
    • In the Change Amount field, enter the amount to change the fee schedule by.
    • In the Change Type drop-down list select whether you want to increase/decrease by either a percentage or dollar amount. Your choice here reflects the change amount by applying the number you entered in that field as a percentage or a dollar amount.
    • In the Round To drop-down list, select the amount to round the fee schedule amount to.
    • In the Minimum Amount To Increase field, type the minimum amount you want to change the fee schedule. For example, if you enter $.50 in this field all fees will be updated by at least $.50.  Note: This option is only available when increasing/decreasing by a percentage.
  5. Click OK. Review the summary of the fee schedule changes and then click Save.
For additional information, see the Fee Schedules topic in the Dentrix Help.

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