Dentrix Ideas

Option to calculate/show discounts and write-offs on Treatment Plan

Add a column to the Treatment Planner that calculates and shows discounts or write-offs. Show credit adjustments as part of the treatment plan (cash discounts). Wants to be able to see adjustments as part of the treatment plan financing without adding the adjustments to the patients account until the treatment plan is completed--should have option to post automatically when the treatment plan is completed. Add options for the Treatment Planner to calculate discounts and taxes (similar to the Ledger, Enter Tax / Discount option). For calculating, there could be options for "Selected Procedures" for "Selected Case" or "Selected Visit". There should be options for any adjustments for the treatment plan to be included when the the treatment plan is printed, on the related reports. Offices have asked to be able to show discounts in the Presenter.
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  • Jul 9 2019
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  • Guest commented
    16 Nov 08:43pm

    YES please! I will not be happy to use Dentrix until this occurs. The treatment plans are horribly inaccurate if you are doing the write off method. The patient's benefits max out way too quickly and patient portions are not accurate. I know Dentrix probably would recommend using fee schedules then, but some of our insurances do not require a write-off once the patient maxes out. So I still like to use our office full fee. Please please please implement this. I would be happy to speak to someone from Dentrix to explain in more detail how important this is.

  • Guest commented
    7 Oct 01:11pm

    DentrixAscend ALREADY does this!!!!! This is just asinine! This needs to be added like yesterday. It is completely time consuming to have to guess estimate what a patient will truly owe you at time of service. This absolutely takes to much labor of man power when the software should be designed to calculate this!!

  • Andrea Harris commented
    23 Aug 05:13pm

    This is beyond frustrating that Dentrix does not support the write offs to show on the treatment plan. Here is our dilemma: If we use the write off method, we have to post adjustments to the ledger. These write offs are lumped in with the Primary column on the treatment plan. For example, if our fee is $150 and insurance pays $100, then we post a $50 write off. Our treatment plan will show that insurance pays $150, which then maxes out the patient too early in a larger treatment plan. Then the rest of the plan is inaccurate and the patient's total is completely off. If I do a fee schedule, my insurance does not require me to charge the contracted rate, so when the patient meets maximum, the allowable fee is on the treatment plan and not our full office fee.

    Please please please, allow write offs on the treatment plan. It is so such a headache and unprofessional to have to calculate all the numbers by hand and write on the treatment plan. This is a big enough issue that it honestly warrants a switch in practice management softwares. The treatment plan feature is so important for dental offices. Please implement this.

  • Guest commented
    8 Jun 02:32pm

    This is a LONG over due update. Other software providers have had this option for the last +15 years. (Practice Works) It is such a waste of man power to have to figure out the difference by hand. PLEASE make this happen !!

  • Karen Ward commented
    28 May 11:14am

    Yes please! For the patient to be able to clearly see the actual estimated payment coming from the insurance company AND the adjustment that we have to make based on our contract with the carrier is a huge plus. Also it has been mentioned in the comments...having the option to clearly show any personal courtesies not related to insurance. I am a relatively new user to Dentrix and this is definitely s sore subject with me. Our previous software (Dental Vision) had an excellent treatment planner with columns showing the office fee, the PPO UCR, insurance adjustments, estimated portion for patient and insurance payments, and personal courtesies. It was crystal clear in the printout. There was also an area that we could type in miscellaneous notes on the tx plan too. No need to white out and/or hand write anything. Please take these suggestions seriously!! Thank you

  • Guest commented
    9 Mar 07:56pm

    *Dentrix Techs* please refer to case number 439368!!

  • Guest commented
    9 Mar 07:50pm

    100% agreed!! I'm not sure if it's the same for everyone but the write off based on our inputted fee schedule is included on the treatment plan under the "Estimated Insurance Payment", which also takes away from the patient's maximum remaining. We just had a patient that has 100% coverage for crowns and even though she really has enough insurance maximum to cover it Dentrix calculates the write off in the insurance payment and "maxes" her out faster causing the printout to show that the patient has an estimate due. When we had to explain to this patient (and many others) that our computer doesn't calculate it correctly and we have to hand-write the accurate number and cross out inaccurate number it makes us look unprofessional! VERY FRUSTRATING. There should be a column for write off's that is separated from "estimated insurance payment" so that it doesn't deduct the write off from the patient's remaining maximum like it does now. PLEASE REVIEW AND IMPLEMENT ASAP!!!

  • Guest commented
    20 Oct, 2020 01:18pm

    This is a NO BRAINER and cant believe its not an option, every patient that has an adjustment should be able to see that on the sheet they are signing, it protects the Patient and the Practice! Should never have been designed without that option in the first place and this is one of the longest standing softwares out there, this should not be a Future Consideration, this should be implementation right now. Other newer dental softwares have this option already.

  • Guest commented
    20 Oct, 2020 01:17pm

    This is a NO BRAINER and cant believe its not an option, every patient that has an adjustment should be able to see that on the sheet they are signing, it protects the Patient and the Practice! Should never have been designed without that option in the first place and this is one of the longest standing softwares out there, this should not be a Future Consideration, this should be implementation right now. Other newer dental softwares have this option already.

  • Guest commented
    27 Aug, 2020 05:12pm

    This would be amazing!

  • Guest commented
    24 Jul, 2020 01:56pm

    I have heard eagle soft has this option from a staff member who had used it prior to our office and hates that we don't have this.

  • Guest commented
    22 Jun, 2020 04:11pm

    This would be VERY convenient. I dislike having to write out courtesy's on the TP.

  • Guest commented
    22 Jan, 2020 08:16pm

    OMG YES please!!!! our current method is to handwrite on the treatment plan, scan into the doc center and hope that the adjustment is later posted when checking in surgery patients. Would be wonderful to have a way to post to the treatment plan the adjustment and then post to the appointment so when post set complete it will post to the ledger without manually having to reenter it. Thank you.

  • Guest commented
    24 Jul, 2019 04:35pm

    In addition to this, it would be great if you could apply any credits the patient has on their account. 

  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:47am
    THESE IDEA'S AND IMPROVEMENTS ARE GREAT BUT TREATMENT PLAN RUNS TO SLOW AND NEEDS TO BE EASIER TO OPERATE.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:47am
    This goes along with the idea of attaching adjustments to specific procedures in the ledger, which was also suggested. Great idea!
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:47am
    Dr. wants to be able to show and manually change a patient's fee in a column next to the column provided with the coordinating fee schedule. example Service U/C fee patient pays Resin 2 surface posterior $221.00 $79.00
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:47am
    I think this calculation would be ideal in the coverage table. For example, have a column with office fee and column with insurance allowable. The percentages could be determined from allowable and have the ability to calculate write off and show it to the patient. It would also be helpful the have a column in the coverage table to show what insurance would owe and what the patient owes in another column.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:47am
    It would also be very beneficial if on statements and walk-out statements an explanation could print like "Claims are submitted with our office fees, however we have charged your account based on contracted fees with your insurance carrier."
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:47am
    I want to keep track of my adjustments/write offs and also be able give a patient an accurate estimate as a result of a PPO insurance contract. You just need to add a column in the Treatment Planner that calculates the estimate based on the PPO fee schedule. At this time you can not do both.
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