Appointment rules prevent double booking of provider time for certain procedures. Rules can be created for a single procedure code or a range of procedures codes.
To create appointment rules:
Delete: To permanently remove a rule, click Delete
This example is a typical root canal rule that prevents RCT procedures from being double booked. If someone attempts to double book one of the procedures in the code range, a warning message will appear.
Because the rule only considers provider time when blocking, an overlap of non-provider time might still occur (e.g. about 20 minutes).
If double booking of procedures is allowed (no appointment rules for a procedure), conflicts show in the Provider Time Bars on the appointment schedule. See Time Bars.