Fees Update

In Fee Tools, at the lower right, is the Global Updates area.

When a user changes fees in a fee schedule, new procedures will reflect the new fees. However, procedures in active or inactive treatment plans are not automatically updated. There are two update fee options: update fees for all treatment planned procedures at once or update fees one treatment plan at a time. Instructions for both options are explained below.

Note:
  • These tools can only be run using a direct connection to the database (not a Middle Tier connection). If you are not using a direct connection these options will be grayed out and unavailable.
  • Estimates are automatically updated when creating a claim.
  • Fees in saved treatment plans are not affected when updating fees.
  • Any blank entries in a fee schedule will be treated as $0. Existing fees for these procedures, including manually-entered fees will be updated to $0.


Update Fees or Estimates for all Treatment Planned Procedures

This method will update all procedures at once. Updated fees in all fee schedules will be applied.

Clinics: Highlight the clinics from the dropdown to update fees or estimates for. To select multiple clinics, click and drag or press Ctrl while clicking.

Update Proc Fees Only: Updates procedure fees, but not insurance estimates. Insurance estimates will update as soon as a patient's account is opened.

A confirmation message will show when clicking the button. Click OK to proceed.

Update Estimates Only: Updates insurance estimates on treatment planned procedures. Helpful for offices updating fee schedules and running reports prior to selecting patients. If this button is not selected, reports will reflect estimates based on old fees until a patient's account is opened.

A confirmation message will show when clicking the button. Click OK to proceed.

When complete, a message will indicate the number of procedure fees or estimates that were changed. Click OK to close the message.

Update Fees for One Treatment Plan

This method is useful when offices plan to honor old fees for a certain grace period. It will update all treatment planned fees and insurance estimates for the selected patient only.

  1. Select the patient to update fees for.
  2. In the Treatment Plan Module, select the treatment plan. Fees can be updated for Active or Inactive treatment plans only.
  3. Click Update Fees in the toolbar.
  4. Click OK on the confirmation message to proceed.