Have you ever wondered how much money you give yearly in discounts? Did you know you could track them?
When you are entering in a contract for treatment, enter in the full amount. Once the contract is entered, go back in the eraser and choose discounts: Here you have the option of choosing from a cash, courtesy, professional, staff or user defined discount.
At any time, you can run a ledger scan (reports: financial: ledger scan) and choose the discount you would like to track. This report will give you the date, patient name, discount type and discount amount.
What a great tip! Charging out the full amount and then posting a discount not only makes a great reportable/tracking entry, but it also shows the full value of your services to your patients as well!
From the mouths of dollar pinching moms like me: "$7800! $7020 is much better! So glad they gave us a 10% discount for xyz."