Fees can be imported into fee schedules (e.g. if insurance sends a new fee schedule). For the fee to import, the corresponding code must already exist in the Procedure Codes.
Usually it is easiest to manually enter or edit fees in a fee schedule instead of importing it (create the fee schedule, nine-key in the fees). Often the fee schedules provided to offices have no standard format. Thus, taking a PDF, printed fee schedule, or custom formatted fee list and editing it for import can be difficult. Large offices may have IT staff handle fee schedules import, but in general, importing fees is a technical process and advanced feature.
File Format Requirements: Fees must be saved as a tab delimited file (txt file is preferred). To see an example of the correct file format, export the fees (Fees Export).
Hint: To only make changes to a few fees, create a tab delimited .txt file that only contains those codes and fees, then import it. Only those codes will be updated.
Step 1: Make a backup copy of the fee schedule. See Fees Copy. This is a preventive measure.
Step 2: Import the fees into the original fee schedule:
Under Choose Settings, select where the new fees will be imported into. You can import into only a fee schedule (global fees), or further narrow to clinic and/or provider specific fees.
To erase any existing fees in the Choose Settings fee schedule, click Clear.
Click Import. You will receive a warning message.
Click OK to continue and import the fees.
To apply updated fees to treatment planned procedures, see Fees Update.