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Version 16.3

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Version 16.3 was released on 12/22/2016. 16.3 will not work on workstations running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.

.NET 4.5. is required. See .NET to upgrade (Windows Vista and 7 users).

Major Changes
2017 CDT Codes. CDT Codes

eConfirmations: eReminders and eConfirmations

  • Automatically send eConfirmations for scheduled appointments via SMS text message and/or email.
  • Patients can respond to an eConfirmation via URL link or using a text message code.
  • When patient eConfirms an appointment, appointment confirmation status automatically updates.

Documents and Images: Option to store documents and images offsite on the cloud using Dropbox. Store Images in Dropbox

Payment Plans

Task Reminders:

  • Create reminder tasks that appear at a set interval daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. Task Reminders
  • View reminder tasks in their own tab in the Tasks grid. Task Reminders
  • Add a reminder task using the dropdown menu on the Tasks button. Task Reminders
  • View number of unread and read reminder tasks in the Appointments module. Appointments Module

Web Sched:

All Changes by Category
Account

Alerts

Appointments

  • Preview the appointment schedule before printing. Appointments Module
  • Moving an appointment only refreshes the appointment module if an appointment overlap is detected. Appointments
  • In eReminders, include Time Asked to Arrive. eReminder Setup
  • Right-click option on appointment box to open the ortho chart. Appointments Module
  • Preference to disable automation popups for 10 minutes. Automation
  • Detailed audit trail entry when an appointment confirmation status is changed. Audit Trail
  • Define time patterns and add procedures to appointment types. Appointment Types Setup
  • Preference to display a warning when detaching procedures from an appointment by selecting an appointment type. Appointment Types Setup
  • Preference determines the default hygienist when scheduling an appointment in an operatory. Appointment Module Preferences
  • Print routing slips from the Chart module. Chart Module
  • Preference to lock scheduling for specific patients. Edit Patient Information
  • Enhancements to how Time Patterns are calculated on Appointments. Time Bars

Canada

  • Insurance estimates for Category Percentage insurance plan types will apply the percentage to both procedure fee and attached lab fees. Canada - Procedures and Lab Fees.

Clinics

Documents and Images: Option to store documents and images offsite on the cloud using Dropbox. Store Images in Dropbox

eConfirmations: eReminders and eConfirmations

  • Automatically send eConfirmations for scheduled appointments via SMS text message and/or email.
  • Patients can respond to an eConfirmation via URL link or using a text message code.
  • When patient eConfirms an appointment, appointment confirmation status automatically updates.

FHIR

Graphic Reports

  • Graphic report printouts and exports include the legend. Graphic Reports
  • Graphic reports legend items can be enabled or disabled. Graphic Reports
  • Default graph tabs for providers, clinics, and practice in graphical reports. Graphic Reports
  • Export graphical reports as a PDF. Graphic Reports
  • Improved autosizing of graphic reports when groupings are selected. Graphic Reports

Insurance

  • Filter insurance plan list by plan number or Trojan ID. Insurance Plan List
  • Preference to always use the UCR fee for the billed fee even if the PPO fee is higher. Account Module Preferences
  • Preference to prompt users to copy the super head's primary insurance plan when adding a family to a superfamily. Family Module Preferences
  • Insurance Verification List grid displays Appt Date Time. Insurance Verify List
  • Option to show plans for all family members, including inactive and dropped plans, when selecting a plan for a Preauthorization or 'Other' type claim, or when changing Other Coverage information on the Edit Claim window. Preauthorizations, Claim Types, Edit Claim Window
  • Additional warning added before combining insurance carriers with mismatched information. Combining Carriers

MySQL

  • Obfuscated MySQL passwords are allowed to pass into Open Dental as a command line argument. Command Line Arguments
  • View the current MySQL server and computer name in the Computers window. Computers

Payment Plans

Prescriptions/Rx

  • Create prescriptions and print multiple prescriptions on one page. Rx Manage
  • New sheet for RxMulti. Sheets - Rx Multi
  • Set a default printer when printing multiple prescriptions per page. Printer Setup

Procedure Codes

Reports

Schedules

Security

  • Permission to change appointment confirmation status. Permissions
  • Filter the Security window. Security and User Access
  • Search the security permissions by Show Only category. Username is the default. Security
  • Audit Trail permission allows access to the audit trail. Permissions
  • Claim Procedure Received Edit permission allows editing claim procedures with a 'received' status. Permissions
  • TreatmentPlanPresentEdit permission allows user to change the presenter of a saved treatment plan. Permissions
  • Audit trail results limited to 500 entries by default. Miscellaneous Setup
  • Audit trail entry for User Query enhanced to display user and query text when a query is run. Audit Trail

Tasks

Task Reminders

  • Create reminder tasks that appear at a set interval daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. Task Reminders
  • View reminder tasks in their own tab in the Tasks grid. Task Reminders
  • Add a reminder task using the dropdown menu on the Tasks button. Task Reminders
  • View number of unread and read reminder tasks in the Appointments module. Appointments Module

Treatment Plans

Web Sched:

Other

 

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