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carolyn621
Canine III

Charting Gingival Scaling - D4346

New Procedure Codes

Since the release of PW 8.0 we found that not all codes are in the PW defined buttons in the chart, i.e., 4346 Gingival Scaling. When this procedure is being done, we are correcting the ledger from 1110 to 4346 at check out. We would prefer to have the procedure code with a button of similar procedures.  We could eliminate the button and replace it with our own "Prophy/Hygiene" button. We would like to know what others have done with this procedure code.

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ks3m
Canine III

Re: Charting Gingival Scaling - D4346

We have not yet updated to v.8 so I greatly appreciate this information (and possible solutions) so that I can be prepared.

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jeanspears
Premolar I

Re: Charting Gingival Scaling - D4346

I was just looking through the discussions and I saw this - have you tried to "define an autolink" on the prophy button? I have done that and a box comes up with various codes that the hygienist may want to apply to a patient's visit.  It's in list form and they can check as many boxes they need or check none at all and click ok.  We use the pre-defined prophy button and just add these autolinks (because you can't define or change the properties since it's a PW created button). I have also created our own button labeled "Misc Hygiene".  It includes the "oral eval under 3" and varnish code - the doctor uses this button when he sees children for exams and varnish.  You could include the 4346 code under there as an option? Just a thought.....

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carolyn621
Canine III

Re: Charting Gingival Scaling - D4346

Jean,

Thank you for your suggestion. We just made a new button that covers all hygiene procedures that are not quadrant specific. I was hoping that Carestream would take care of system defined buttons to include the updated/revised/new codes within the buttons. That does not look like it will happen. 

Thanks for your suggestion.

Carolyn Barnett

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