Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Find the Procedure Code Statistics the Doctor Is Asking For

Has something like this ever happened to you? The doctor has a meeting this afternoon and wants a report that tells him these three things:

  1. How many times the practice completed any type of filling procedure this year

  2. The total production amount from completed fillings procedures this year compared to other procedures from the Restorative category

  3. A comparison of the number of amalgam fillings completed versus the number of composite fillings
Where would you even go to look for these numbers? The answers are all in the Practice Analysis Report…if you know how to look for them.

To generate the Practice Analysis report, from the Office Manager, click the Practice Analysis button. Then on the Practice Analysis screen, click the Reports option.

To answer the doctor’s questions, run the Practice Analysis Production Summary Report with a date range of January 1 through today’s date, and include the procedure code range of D2140 – D2999 (all the procedure codes in the Restorative category). Then print (or batch) the report.


To answer question A, tally the quantity of each filling procedure completed. The procedures will be sorted on the report by procedure code.

To answer question B, add up the total production costs for the filling procedures and subtract that from the total production charges listed at the bottom of the report.

And finally, to answer question C, compare the quantity of amalgam procedures to the quantity of resin and resin-composite procedures.

For more specifics, read our previous tip titled, Determine Production Totals with the Practice Analysis-Production Summary Report.

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