Note: Adding a multi-code to one location adds the same multi-code to the other locations of your organization.
To add a multi-code
How to get there
If you are not already viewing the correct location, select it from the Location menu.
From the Settings menu, under Production, clicktap Procedure Codes.
The Procedure Codes page opens.
On a location's Procedure Codes page, clicktap Add Procedure Code.
Note: You may want to verify that the multi-code that you want to add does not already exist before attempting to add it (you can do this before or after clickingtapping Add Procedure Code). To do it before, with All selected from the View menu, type a code or description in the Search For Specific Procedure field near the top of the page to verify that the multi-code does not already exist in your practice database.
The Create Procedure Code dialog box appears.
Select Multi-code as the Code type. You cannot change the code type once you save the multi-code.
The options for adding a multi-code appear.
From the Type list, select Standard or Bridge. You cannot change the type once you save the multi-code.
The options for the selected multi-code type appear.
Type the code, description, and office code; select procedure codes; and set up the other options as needed.
Set up the following options:
Code - Type the code for the multi-code. You cannot change the code once you save the multi-code.
Description - Type a description for the multi-code. You can search for multi-codes by the description wherever you can enter a procedure.
Office Code - Type a shorthand version of the description for this multi-code.
Include in favorites - Favorite multi-codes are the ones you use most commonly. Turn this switch On to mark this multi-code as a favorite so that you have quick and easy access to the multi-code when you are charting procedures. Favorites have a yellow star next to them in the list of procedure codes on the Procedure Codes page.
Procedures - Do one of the following:
For a standard multi-code - Begin typing a procedure code or description in the Add a procedure here field, continue typing as needed to narrow the results list, and then clicktap the desired procedure (if the procedure has surface options, see the third note below for instructions on how to specify surfaces). Repeat this as needed to add other procedure codes to this multi-code.
You cannot add a procedure code that requires a surface selection and a procedure code that requires a tooth selection to the same multi-code. If you have already added a procedure code that requires a surface or a tooth selection, when you search for another procedure code to add, only the allowed procedure codes are available for selection.
A procedure that requires a treatment area (such as a tooth or surface) to be selected when this multi-code is charted or posted has a tooth icon on it.
A procedure that requires one or more surfaces to be selected when this multi-code is charted or posted has a yellow bar on it (in addition to a tooth icon). If the surface options for a procedure are not already being displayed, clicktap that procedure; then, you can select the Surfaces and then whether or not the surfaces are Class 5.
To remove a procedure code from this multi-code, clicktap the corresponding X button.
For a bridge multi-code - For the Pontic procedure code, begin typing a procedure code or description in the search field, continue typing as needed to narrow the results list, and then clicktap the desired procedure. For the Retainer procedure code, begin typing a procedure code or description in the search field, continue typing as needed to narrow the results list, and then clicktap the desired procedure.
You can add an alias procedure code and a custom procedure code to a multi-code.
You can add any number of procedure codes to a multi-code.
You cannot add a multi-code to a multi-code.
Multi-codes show at the top of the list of procedure codes on the Procedure Codes page.