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References - Care Slip

The Care Slip Reference category is used to manage your different Care Slips that can be utilized in EHR forms and the Encounter Tracker.

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.

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Next, you will need to configure your care slip options:

  • Care Slip Name: Enter the name you would like the care slip to be called.
  • 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.
  • Form Active Checkbox: This will make the form appear when you select a care slip in MacPractice.
  • Print Letterhead Checkbox: The Print Letterhead option will only function with select forms.

Procedure Tab

After setting the care slip options, you can add the procedure codes.

  • Insert Space Button: This button will insert a space between Procedure Codes.
  • Green Plus(+)/Red Minus (-): This will allow a user to add or remove codes from the Procedure tab.
    • Click the plus button on the right to open up the fee schedule window, which will display all fees in the selected fee schedule. 
    • Click the minus button on the right to remove a code or space from the tab. Keep in mind that if your office uses the Billing Element in EMR, it will also remove the code from the template and patient forms. We recommend creating a new Care Slip instead. 

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Diagnoses Tab

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

  • Update to Coding Preference Button: This is afeature 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. Scroll down for a bit more information about this.
  • Insert Space: This button will insert a space between Diagnosis Codes.
  • Green Plus(+)/Red Minus (-): This will allow a user to add or remove codes from the Procedure tab.
    • Click the plus button on the right to open a list of Diagnosis Codes. 
    • Click the minus button on the right to remove a code or space from the tab. Keep in mind that if your office uses the Billing Element in EMR, it will also remove the code from the template and patient forms. We recommend creating a new Care Slip instead. 

ProTip: Hold down the Command key on your keyboard to select multiple codes at once.

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After clicking on the Update to Coding Preference button, the user will be asked if they want to save your Care Slip before going any farther, then a second alert that asks if they want to duplicate the 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.

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