Edit Claim - Attachments Tab

Use the attachments tab to document which attachments will be sent with the claim and how they will be sent.

In the Claim Edit window, click the Attachments tab.

NEA/Manual Tab

The NEA/Manual Tab is used to document attachments sent to NEA FastAttach or other third-party services.

Note: NEA FastAttach was acquired by Vyne Dental and is an option for electronic attachments. For FastAttach registration and download see: https://vynedental.com/fastattach/.

This box is grayed out if Allow Attachments is enabled in the default Clearinghouse setup.

Radiographs, Oral Images and Models: Enter how many pages will be sent for each. This information shows on paper claims and e-claims.

EOB, Narrative, Perio chart, Misc Support Data: Check the items that will be sent with the claim. This information shows on e-claims.

By Mail/Electronically: Select how the attachments will be sent.

Attachment ID Number: If there is an attachment ID that must be included before sending the claim, enter it here. The ID is prepended to the Notes field and goes out on the e-claim in a special field for attachments. If using NEA FastAttach with ClaimConnect, the NEA# is inserted into the claim after the claim has been sent.

Attached Images: Select the images that will be sent as attachments, then export them to a temporary folder. Attachments added here are for reference only and are not sent by Open Dental. They must be sent separately using a third-party service.

As images are added, they are listed in the box.


DentalXChange (ClaimConnect) has their own attachment service directly integrated into Open Dental. See DentalXChange Attachment.

Canadian Tab

Only displays for Canadian Users. See Canada Attachments for details.