Canada Auto Codes
Auto codes work behind the scenes to insert and validate the correct procedure code depending on a variety of tooth conditions. Auto codes can be associated with Procedure Buttons.
You may need to enter more than the default auto codes. For example, there is no default auto code for amalgams.
In the Edit Auto Code window, click Add, or double-click an auto code to edit.
All procedure codes associated with the auto code will list.
Description: Enter the Description of this auto code.
Hidden: If checked, this auto code will not be available for selection on the Edit Procedure Button window.
Do not check codes in the procedure edit window, but only use this auto code for procedure buttons: If checked, this auto code will only be used when entering treatment using a Procedure Button. It will not be used for validating procedure codes entered on the Procedure. Thus, the validation message usually triggered when an entered procedure does not match the entered procedure code will no longer popup. To restart the validation message, uncheck this box.
Add each procedure code that should be associated with this auto code and define the conditions that will trigger it. All possible conditions must be defined for the auto code to work correctly.
When selecting conditions, there are some logical groupings. You should never select two conditions from the same group since both conditions can not possibly be met simultaneously.
Most of the conditions are simply based on tooth number.
Click OK to save the auto code.