Beta version released on 2/2/06.
Switched to Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0.
Insurance Coverage Categories: Previously, no overlapping of procedurecode ranges was allowed. This forced each procedurecode into exactly one category, like preventive. The improvement is to allow overlapping and subcategories. For instance, you can have crowns be a subcategory of major, and percentages can be assigned to either or both. In this example, the crown percentage takes priority over the major percentage.
Plan Benefits: Changed format of benefits. Examples of benefits include maximums, deductibles, percentages, fluoride age limit, x-ray frequency, exclusions, limitations, etc. Instead of being columns in the insplan table, each benefit is now a row in a new table. There is no limit to the number of rows. This new organization is much more flexible and powerful. It's also the way electronic benefit information will be coming from carriers as we move to electronic benefit requests.
Insurance Plan Templating: More optimizations for offices that have a lot of patients sharing insurance plans. When a change is made to a plan, you now have the option of applying the change to all identical plans. Copies all benefits from original plan, including percentages, maximums, etc.
Time Cards: Customizable pay periods added so that you don't have enter the date range each time. Tracks 40 hour workweek, computes overtime, allows adjustments, and prints.
Chart module: Right click on multiple selected procedures at once to set complete.
Appointment Rules: Enforce preventing certain types of double booking.
Routing Slips: For offices without computers in the operatories. Prints patient info, insurance info, today's appointment, and treatment plan all on one sheet. Does this as a batch for all appointments on one day.
General Accounting: Includes a chart of accounts and a check register. Intended to replace QuickBooks for small offices.
New Reporting Framework: We have included the open source RDL Project with Open Dental. It has been completely integrated and customized to work specifically for Open Dental reports. Over the next few versions, many existing reports and printouts will be gradually rewritten using RDL. This will allow any power user to totally customize any report. It will also allow export to PDF and some significant enhancements to various reports, like grouping and charts.
Enhanced Trophy bridge-Lets you set a specific folder for each patient.
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