This year PracticeStudio has received many new report features and enhancements as well as new reports.Â Our user base is great about giving us wonderful new suggestions to existing reports as well as ideas for new reports.Â And we take every single request into account in development.Â However, many times these get implemented but our user base as a whole doesn’t learn about them.
Today I want to mention some of the changes and also provide a list of the reports that have been updated this year (2014).
E/M Coding and the Check-In Report
E/M coding is a powerful tool in the charting environment that helps providers ensure that their documentation is up to par with their billing.Â As such, part of the management of the clinic should be monitored daily through the check-in process to determine if the clinic if over-billing, under-billing, or is right on target.
The easiest way to do this is with the updated Check-In Report.Â The Check-In Report will show all of the users that went through the check-in process within any given date range.Â But it also shows the billed EM code as well as the suggested EM code and the cost difference between the two.
In the above image, you can see that the EM code that was billed was lower than that which was suggested.Â These are the types of under-coding that can really add up over time.
Routing Slip Updates
There have been many Routing Slip updates that include some of the following.
- Preferred language
- Subscribers name, etc.
- Cell phone carrier
- First date of Diagnosis instead of most recent encounter (optional)
- Previously cancelled appointments
- CPT/Charges can now be displayed
- Visit limit
- And more…
There are also some new reports that have been added.Â There are many new reports on the slate for this year, so stay tuned to the blog for more details.Â Here are some of the new reports.
- Clinic Transaction Report
Shows transactions within a date range by clinic by provider.
- Insurance Carrier Last Activity Dates
Much like the name of the report, this report shows the last date a payment was received for any given insurance carrier.
- Claim History
Through Claim Management the claim history can now be printed.
- Patient Check-In No Charges Report
This is a new report that splits out from the Check-In report all of the patients that were checked in with no charges.Â This information can also be gathered through the Check-In report, but this breakdown is grouped slightly differently and grouped by provider.
Other Reports Updated in 2014 So Far
There are a number of other reports that have been updated as well.Â Here is a list of some of the other reports that have been updated.
- No Show Report
Now has a totals summary
- Letters and Labels
Ability to exclude inactive patients
Patient first and last name added as an option (no middle, prefix, suffix)
- CPT Codes by Patients
Quantity count corrected for some scenarios
- Patient Roster
Correction made for plans that fall inactive on 12/31 of year
Added cell phone carrier for mobile numbers
Included patient notes
- Appreciation Referral Letters
Ability for prefix and suffix to be included on referral name
- Payment Distribution Report
Ability to sort in patient name order added
- Inventory Report
Quantity on hand was not calculated correctly in some scenarios
- Narrative Report
Check-in and Check-out time is now available for display
- Patient Transaction Report
Ability to include patient payments only
Ability to breakout patient and insurance payments
- Appointment Cancellation Report
Now shows total patient count
Now shows the resource
- Patient Label
Ability to select by provider
End of Day Accounting Corrections
End of Day can be run as it always has in the past or a new feature can be turned on to prevent the re-opening of previously closed end-of-days and instead post accounting corrections to the current end-of-day.Â This is a major enhancement that will get a blog post all to itself, so keep checking back for more.
Roadmap for 2014
This year will be a year of many reporting enhancements that have come in from the user base as well as reports that we have wanted to implement for a long time.Â We are excited to share them with you this year.Â Each update received is bound to have many new reporting features, so be sure to stay on current releases to receive these benefits!