You can edit the options of a recare type (except for the name of the type if the type is attached to any patient's record) as needed. Changing a recare type that is attached to any patient's record does not affect the recare of any patients who already have that recare type attached to their records.
To edit a recare type
How to get there
On the Settings menu, under Patient Care, click (or tap) Recare.
The Recare Setup page opens.
On the Recare Setup page, select a recare type.
Note: Primary recare types are bold for quick identification.
The options for editing the recare type become available.
If the type is not attached to any patient's record, change a name for the recare type. Set up the other options, such as the interval and associated procedures, as needed.
Set up the following options:
You cannot change the name if this recare type is attached to any patient's record.
Description - Type a description for the recare type.
Interval - Enter a number, and select Weeks, Months, or Years to specify how often a patient with this recare type attached to his or her record should be seen for this type of recare.
Each time you schedule a recare appointment for a patient, the due date for the patient's next recare appointment (of the same recare type) advances by the specified interval.
Primary Recare Type - If an appointment is typically scheduled around this recare type (for example, a cleaning), select this check box. If the procedures that you associate with this recare type are typically additional services that accompany a primary type (for example, X-rays), clear this check box.
Only primary recare types can trigger automated text and email messages for recare reminders.
Only primary recare types are available for use with online booking.
When you are completing appointments, the scheduling of recare is required only for primary recare types. This appointment task is required only for locations that have been set up to track compliance with the patient checkout workflow.
To remove a procedure, click (or tap) the Remove button next to that procedure.
If you associate a procedure with this recare type, when you complete an appointment for the specified procedure, and if the recare type is not already attached to the record of the patient for whom the appointment was scheduled, a message will appear and allow you to choose whether or not you want to attach recare to the patient's record.
Click (or tap) Save.