Released on 4/2/05
Line Item Accounting: Ability to attach payments and discounts directly to procedures, allowing very fine control over all financial data. You could already split payments by patient, and provider, and this allows you to split by procedure and date too. Although this feature technically makes line item accounting possible, there is no automation yet, so you would only use it in rare situations where you need more control over an account.
Insurance Allowed Fees: Track allowed amounts for each insurance plan. You can update the fees manually or when entering insurance payments that come in.
Printer Setup: You can setup different default printers for each function in the program. This allows total control over routing labels, statements, color TPs, postcards, etc. Specific to each workstation. Also lets you specify whether you want to be prompted for a printer on each function.
Bridge: To www.housecallsweb.com for web-based appointment reminders using telephone, fax, or email.
Clinics: If you are running multiple practices on one database, you can now set them up so that at least you can split out your deposit slip into different accounts. Each patient and payment can be assigned to a different clinic.
Label for single patient: Also a single label for an insurance carrier.
Procedure Notes: Require parameters like shade, carps, etc. This will prevent almost all foms of incomplete notes. Support for simple grids for RCT measurements, etc by enabling tabs.
Update Feature: Check for updates to Open Dental and install them from the internet.
Statement Improvements: Printer selection, due date, account number, and aging.
Merge Letter for a single patient: Or for a single Referral. Supplements the existing letter functions and the merging of reports with letters. But this is a letter or form for only one patient or referral source. Can be used for routing slips, referral letters, etc.
MySQL 4.1: Full support for the latest version of MySQL. This improves stability and also support for foreign languages.
Fee schedule user interface improvements: You can double click fees to edit, and also direct link to fee schedule names.
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