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Creating Cases and Adding Payers in a Client File

What is a Case?

A Case is like a folder that contains all the information about the client’s course of treatment such as Clinical Notes, Treatment Plans, Letters, Referring Doctor, Payers or other Contacts specific to the Case.

To book an Appointment for a Client in Nookal, a Case is required. If there isn’t an existing Case in the Client’s file, an extra step in the booking process will be allow to create a Case. If no details are added it will always default to “General” and “Private”.

It is possible to create a Case when booking an appointment in the Diary or from the Client’s File.

Creating a Private Case When Booking an Appointment

1. In the process of Booking a new Appointment for a Client, if a new Case is required, select New Case on the right-hand side of the Appointment creation window.

If the are no existing Cases, the New Case details section will already be displayed.

2. Select a Case Title.

3. Add the Referrer for marketing purposes (optional).

4. Click Create Appointment to book the appointment and create the Case link to the booking.

Creating a Case for a Third-Party Payer When Booking an Appointment

1. In the process of Booking a new Appointment for a Client, if a new Case is required, select New Case on the right-hand side of the Appointment creation window.

 

2. Select a Case Title.

3. Select Third Party and choose a Payer from the existing list of Payers in the Contacts database or type a new payer’s name to add.

4. Add the Referrer for marketing purposes (optional).

5. Click Create Appointment to book the appointment and create the Case link to the booking.

Once the Case has been linked to a Third-Party Payer, more details might need to be added in the Case to claim successfully such as referral details. Additional information for the Payer can be added at the time of booking or later, as long as it is before the invoice is generated.

Adding Referral Details for a Payer from the Appointment

1. Open the Appointment window from the Diary and Click Edit Case Details under the Payer field.

The Case window will open, the Payer selected will be in the right column with a green dot next to it which means it is active.

2. Many new fields are in the Payers section. These fields are not all essential for all payers, but adding as much information as possible will help prevent a claim from being rejected and it makes it easier to track remaining sessions, etc. See below what each field relates to:

  • Referral – Doctor that has written the referral and the Date the referral was written. The Doctor needs to be in your Contacts list to be selected and the date needs to be before the first case associated appointment.
  • Reference – Claim number or authorisation number that is specific to this claim. (Membership Insurance Number should be in the Client Profile, under the Payers details).
  • Case Manager – If applicable, alternative recipient for invoices and correspondence, you can select from a list of all your contacts which have the Case Manager box ticked on their Contact page.
  • Number of Sessions: Number of sessions approved or remaining, this will be shown in the appointment and will be adjusted each time an invoice is generated.
  • Expiry Date: If the treatments are pre-approved within a certain time frame.
  • Notes: For your own reference, will not be displayed on the invoice
  • Status: To prevent invoicing the payer when the claiming is over, you can deactivate the Payer.

Case Title, Date of Injury, Reference number, and Referral information (Doctor, Name and Provider Number and Referral Date) will be displayed on invoices addressed to the Third Party.

3. Click Save Changes.

Creating a Case and Adding a Third Party Payer From the Clients Section

1. Open the Clients section and open the Client Profile.

2. Click Cases.

3. Click on the Case or Create New Case.

4. Click Add Payer.

5. Select the appropriate Payer from the dropdown list.

6. Click Next.

7. A Section for this Payer will be added in the right-hand side of the Case page. Add all the required details in the Payer section to claim successfully. Refer to step 2 of the section above for more details on the Payer’s fields.

Update the Payer of each existing Appointment for this Case or Payer as it will not update automatically.

 

1. Click on the Appointment in the Diary.

2. Click on the Payer dropdown list.


3. Select the appropriate Payer in the Active Payer section of the dropdown list.

4. Click Save.

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