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References Ability At A Glance

The References Ability is the library of MacPractice. This ability will host all of the items that can be added into a patients chart. Every time that a user click a green plus in MacPractice, they will be accessing an item from the references ability. Changing an item in the references will update the item on all patient accounts. 

Account AlertsThis is where the different alerts for patient accounts are created and stored.
Additional Office VisitsThis Reference is used to specify procedure codes that count as a "visit" or "encounter" for the Measure Calculation reports, besides the default Evaluation and Management codes.
Additional Seen CodesAdditional Seen Codes were used to specify procedure codes that count as a "visit" for ONLY the now retired Patient Reminder Measure. This folder should no longer be used (as of 2015).
Adjustment TypesThese are used for both positive and negative adjustments.
Allergies (Custom)This is a customizable database of allergies that can be associated to a patient.
Allergies (FDB)This is a database of allergies that can be associated to a patient. These records are codified with the ePrescribe ability and cannot be modified.
AttorneysThis Reference keeps track of all of the attorneys in MacPractice.
AutoRemind Notification ProfilesThis Reference will describe what, when, where, and how AutoRemind notifications are sent.
Care SlipThis is where Care Slips are created and maintained.
CDA Lab CodesThese are the lab codes associated with the Canadian Dental Association.
Charting Material ColorsThese are the colors utilized in the dental chart.
Chief ComplaintThis Reference is a list of primary reasons a patient may visit the office.
City State ZipsAny City information can be written here.
Clinical Decision RuleThese are used to create Clinical Alerts based on patient medications, diagnoses, procedures, diagnostic tests, gender or age.
Common Clinical NotesThis References allows note templates to be entered for charting.
Communication MethodsThis is where Communication Methods are created and stored.
Communication TypesThis reference serves as a log of types of communication.
CustomThis Reference is a list of items that can be used in the Custom Tab in the Patient Ability.
Diagnosis (Custom)This Reference holds diagnosis codes that are not designated as Favorites.
Discharge StatusThis Reference is where the list of reasons for each patient discharge is created and painted.
Eligibility Preventive Care CodesThis Reference outlines everything that is included with the Health Benefit Plan Coverage in Check Eligibility.
Emergency Contact TypeThis Reference stores the types of emergency contacts that can be associated to a patient in their Emergency Tab in the Patient Ability.
EmployersThis reference is designed to keep a record of all of the employers in your system.
EthnicitiesRace and Ethnicity information is stored here.
Export PresetsThis Reference is used when exporting a drawer list out of MacPractice (to a spreadsheet, or other kind of document).
FacilityThe physical location where services are rendered to a patient, such as an office, hospital or clinic.
Favorites ICD-10 DiagnosesThis reference is a list of every ICD10 code that has been designated a Favorite.
Favorites ICD-9 DiagnosesThis reference is a list of every ICD9 code that has been designated a Favorite.
Fee SchedulesFee Schedules are created and maintained here.
Financial StatusFinancial Statuses are used to help track patient accounts. They are created and maintained here.
FormsForms can be activated and edited here.
ImmunizationThis list contains all of the information pertaining to Immunizations.
Incident NameThe Incident Name Reference keeps a record of all the names used for Incidents.
Incident TypeThe Incident Type Reference keeps a record of all the Types used for Incidents.
Info Button ResourcesThis Reference is a list of sites that support the industry wide InfoButton Standard
Insurance CompaniesAll of the details of every insurance company can be found in this Reference.
Lab Panels (Common): This is a database of LOINC codes.
LaboratoriesThis is a list of Laboratories that can be associated to charges.
LanguagesThe Languages Reference contains the available languages that are available to be set as "Preferred Language" in the Patient Tab.
Ledger ColorsThe colors reflected in the Ledger can be maintained here.
Medication RouteThe various routes of medication application can be maintained here.
Medications (Custom)The Medication (Custom) Reference is used to manually add a medication or edit an existing medication added through the Medications Manager.
Medications (FDB)The Medications (FDB) Reference is used with the ePrescribe ability and is not modifiable.
Menu CommandsThe Menu Commands Reference is used to edit or create keyboard shortcut equivalents for items found in the Menu Bar.
OfficesThis Reference contains information about the office that can be associated through different Abilities in MacPractice.
Order TypeOrder Types are created and maintained in this Reference.
Patient AlertsAll of the alerts that can be assigned to a patient’s account are located here.
Patient Education ResourcesThe options to assign Education options to a patient are maintained here.
Patient Portal UserThe individual users that have access to the Portal are stored here.
Payment TypeThe Types of payments for Ledger transactions are stored in this Reference.
PharmacyThis is a log of the Pharmacies that interact with the office.
Place Of ServiceThis Reference is a record of the designation for places where any given charge in MacPractice can be attributed.
Postcard CommentThis is a place to keep a set of comments that can be applied to postcards in MacPractice.
Preventive Routine CaresThis Reference is a record of routine preventive procedures for a patient.
Procedure CategoryThis Reference is a collection of the various Procedure Categories in the database that can be assigned to charges.
Procedure TypesThis Reference is a collection of the various Types in the database that can be assigned to charges.
RacesThis Reference is a log of available Races that can be assigned to a patient. This list can not be added to or modified.
Follow-Ups/RecallsRecall types and frequencies are maintained here.
Referral ReasonsThis Reference is a log of reasons that can be added to a referral in the Patient Tab explaining why a patient was referred to or from another provider.
Referral SpecialtyThe Specialties that are assigned to Referrals are kept in this Reference.
Referral TypesThe Types that are assigned to Referrals are kept in this Reference.
ReferrersThis Reference is all of the Referrers are stored.
Smoking StatusThis is a log of all of the various statuses of smoking that can be entered in the Clinical Tab.
Statement MessageThis Reference is where templates for various Statement Messages set in the Account Tab are stored.
SupercodeThis Reference is where Supercodes are stored.
Tax Rate: This is a log of all available Tax Rates.
Tax TypeThis is a log of all available Tax Types.
Tooth Number: Different Tooth Number options are created and stored here.
User Alert Response TypeIf an Alert in a patient’s account requires a specific response, it can be created here as well as stored.
User Group PrivilegesThese are the Privileges associated with the various groups that can be assigned to Users.
UsersEvery person with access to MacPractice has their information stored here.


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