Create a $0 payment to transfer all or specific unallocated income and negative adjustments to outstanding charges.
In the Payment Window, at the top, check None (Income Transfer).
After creating the $0 payment, check the Payment Type, None (Income Transfer). When checked, the Pay/Add Partials buttons are replaced with Transfer.
Alternatively, use the Income Transfer Manager to transfer all unallocated credits, including unallocated claim payments. To transfer Unearned Income / Prepayments, see Allocate Unearned Income.
- To view this window automatically after receiving a claim payment, in Account Module Preferences, check Show provider income transfer window after entering insurance payment.
- Income transfers require the PaymentCreate Permission.
- An Audit Trail entry is logged for income transfers.
Click Add Split to create offsetting negative and positive payment splits (paysplits).
First, add the negative paysplit to subtract the income source from a patient's clinic and treating provider, or charge.
- On the Edit Payment Split window, enter a negative amount less than or equal to the income source.
- Less than, to transfer a partial amount (e.g. for an overpayment).
- Equal to, to transfer the entire amount.
- Select the Patient with the income source to transfer (defaults to guarantor). Check Is from another family to select a patient not in the family list.
- Select a Clinic and Provider to subtract the income from. A payment must exist for the selected clinic/provider combination to complete a valid transfer.
Or, click Attach to select a charge (one per paysplit). The paysplit will inherit the clinic/provider of the charge.
- Procedure tab: Select a completed or treatment planned procedure (TP).
- Adjustment tab: Select an adjustment.
- Payment Plan: Select the Clinic and Provider assigned to the payment plan, and check Attached to Payment Plan. If the family has multiple payment plans, choose the correct plan from the Select Payment Plan window.
- Click OK to save the negative paysplit.
Next, add the positive paysplit to add the income to a different clinic/provider or charge.
- Enter a positive amount, less than or equal to the negative split.
- Less than, if adding the income to multiple charges.
- Equal to, if adding all of the income to one charge.
- Select the Patient to transfer the income too.
- Attach the income to a procedure, adjustment, or payment plan (one per paysplit).
Or, select a clinic/provider combination to add the income too, if not transferring to a charge. A charge must exist for the selected combination to complete a valid transfer.
Note: If income is transferred but not allocated to production, the next time a transfer is completed through the Income Transfer Manager, the income will be allocated to a production source, if available.
- Click OK to save the positive paysplit.
Create additional positive paysplits until the subtracted income is completely allocated. The total added splits must be zero to complete the transfer.
Click OK on the Payment window to post the income transfer as a line item to each affected patient's account.
Transfer Family Balances
To transfer all unallocated credits to any outstanding charges within the family, follow the instructions below. This method does not transfer unallocated insurance payments, use the Income Transfer Manager instead.
With None (Income Transfer) as the Payment Type checked, the Outstanding Charges grid groups all charges for the family by clinic and provider. Use the Group By dropdown to group charges by Provider or select None to show all charges with a balance.
- The Amt End is the sum of all insurance estimates, write offs, payments, and charges for the clinic/provider combination.
- A negative Amt End indicates an over allocation of payments and/or positive adjustments for the clinic and provider.
- A positive Amt End is the total amount owed to the clinic and provider.
Click Transfer. Positive and negative paysplits are created for each credit that is allocated to an outstanding charge.
- When the Allocations Setup Paysplit preference is set to Rigorous, transfers that include paysplits without an adjustment, procedure, or unearned type are not allowed. Use the Income Transfer Manager instead.
- If you receive a warning message and/or the income transfer cannot be completed, see Income Transfer Manager for troubleshooting steps.
Click OK on the Payment window to complete the transfer. The account balance of each family member included in the transfer increases or decreases by the transfer amount.
Income transfers show as blank payment items with a Txfr code on the Patient Account. Only one, zero credit line item shows if income is transferred from procedure to procedure under the same patient and clinic/provider combination. If income is transferred between multiple patients, and clinics/providers, a Txfr shows for the total negative amount transferred from each patient/clinic/provider combination, and for the total positive amount transferred to each combination.
Transfers also show on reports affecting income allocation only; they do not increase or decrease the total practice income.