References - Care Slip

Click the plus button in the upper left corner to create a new record. After creating the new record, select the Care Slip Name field, and enter a name for the newly created care slip.

Next, you will need to configure your care slip options
  • Form: Select a care slip form from the active forms under the Form menu.
  • Fee Schedule: Select the fee schedule to use for the form from the Fee Schedule menu. Only one Fee Schedule can be used.
  • Maximum Pages: This field sets the maximum number of pages the care slip will print.
  • Test: Use the Test button to see the care slip as it will appear when used with a patient.
  • Form Active: This will make the form appear when you select a care slip in MacPractice.
  • Print Letterhead: The Print Letterhead option will only function with select forms.
Procedure Tab
After setting the care slip options, you can add the procedure codes.

Click the plus button to open up the fee schedule window, which will display all fees in the selected fee schedule. When the fees have been selected, click the OK button to add the fees to the care slip. After adding the fees, be sure to save the changes in the Edit menu by choosing Save Record, or by using the Command-S keyboard shortcut.

If you search for a code while you have other codes selected, the search will de-select your codes.
The Insert Space button will insert a space between Procedure Codes.

Diagnoses Tab
In this tab you can add any relevant Diagnosis codes to your Care Slip.

You will start by clicking the green plus in the right corner. This will bring up a list of Diagnosis codes. This view is slightly different than other areas in MacPractice when entering Diagnosis Codes as here, when you hold down the Command key on your keyboard, you can select multiple codes at once.

If you search for a code while you have other codes selected, the search will de-select your codes.CareSlip3.png

The Update Coding Preference button is a feature that designates the Code Type if it is blank. If this type is blank, it will lead to future problems when utilizing the EMR Care Slip element.

Click the Update to Coding Preference button.

When you click the button, it will ask if you want to save your Care Slip before going any farther.

You will see a second alert that asks if you want to duplicate your care slip before updating the codes. Most offices will likely want to duplicate before updating.

If MacPractice is able to identify a one-to-one match with the code type currently set under Preferences > Coding, this will be done automatically (after either duplicating the care slip reference or updating the code). If it is not possible to identify a one-to-one replacement, these codes will need to be updated manually by adding a new code.

Having a code present in the Care Slip without a Code Type can lead to inaccurate diagnosis codes being displayed in the Care Slip element of EMR, or those codes not reflecting what is currently checked in the patient's Problem List because the code types do not match. Disparities here can lead to duplicate codes being added to the patient's Problem List.
Note: This does NOT map your Diagnosis Codes.

The Insert Space button will insert a space between Procedure Codes.
The Fee Schedule field in the Care Slip reference controls which fee schedule the care slip items are pulled from.

If you decide to change the care slip fee schedule and you have fees already entered, MacPractice will prompt you to change the fee schedule for the entered fees, however you can cancel this and preserve your previous fee schedule selection.

When using the care slip with an EMR/EDR form, the imported fees will use the patient's current fee schedule. If the codes do not exist in the patient's current fee schedule they will be imported into that fee schedule.
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