How does one edit a "note" on the following day? In preparing to submit claims, I had to research a patient's treatment and in so doing found that the typed note has the wrong tooth number in it. How do we fix this? We figured out how to correct it in the "Area" column, but not in the actual note.
We even clicked the "correct entry" button and changed the date to today's date, but it still would not let us.
A note can only be edited on the same day that it's created on the chart. Once that day has passed, it locks the content. The only way at that point to make a correction on it would be to create a brand new note with the updated version of the contents, then do a correct entry on it and change the date back to the date of the original note, then you can do a correct entry and remove the original note so do you do not have a duplicate.