Used to input Ancilalary Charges that are not automatically passed through by other modules.
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Multiple methods are available to capture ancillary charges for supplies and
services provided by the facility or vendors. Enter the service an a charge is
automatically created in a batch for billing and accounting modules. Batches
can be posted at any time to update the patient accounts. Batches provide for
control totals to ensure the integrity of the data in the system and that no
charges are lost.
Charges generated by external systems or vendors can be imported into
the system using comma delimited (CSV) file or with HL7
interface messages. Only
a single posting is required to track services and their associated
charges. The Billing programs determine which type of invoice
the charges are to be listed based on the appropriate paysource
coverage of the patient.
Nursing and Medical Supplies
Scan Charges with a handheld barcode reader (scanner) for all items that
contain an imprinted bar code or an attached bar coded label. The system
also provides an option to print charge sheets that are used to attach labels
that are removed from the items (piggyback labels).
Nursing and medical supplies can be scanned with a barcode scanner or
a Symbol Technology Palm Pilot.
Treatments and evaluation given by the therapists and recorded in the Billing
Rehabilitation module can auto-generate and transfer charges to the
module for posting Patient ledger accounts. Or use the Rehab Touch module to
enter services and results in your Treatment Areas and transfer the charges to
the accounting department for billing.
Order Entry Interface
Orders entered using the Order Entry module can auto-generate charges to
the Billing module for invoicing. Each Order can be defined to the
Charge Masterfile to generate one or multiple that are generated whenever
the Order is entered.
Prescriptions entered using the Pharmacy module generates charges that
are passed to the A/R Module. For facilities using Vendor pharmacies,
process the charges can be processed via an import files supplied by the Vendor pharmacy.
Additionally, charges are used to update the patient drug profiles.
Pharmacy and Physician orders entered in the Order Entry module generate
charges that are passed to the Billing module. When the Orders are defined
to the system they can be as assigned (mapped) to one or more charges to be
generated whenever the Order is entered.
Any Vendor supplying services or goods to the facility can submit an exchange
files with the charge information. This data can be imported directly into the
system to create charges for posting to the patient accounts.