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LocalMed: Adding Appointment Types in Open Dental
LocalMed: Adding Appointment Types in Open Dental

Adding appointment types in OpenDental will allow you to connect reasons for visit within Local Med

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Written by Grace Richards
Updated over a week ago

To add appointment types in Open Dental, please follow the instructions outlined below:

  1. In the main menu, click Lists, then Procedure Codes

  2. In the lower left, under Procedure Codes, click + New

  3. Complete each field listed under Edit These Fields for Each New Code. These fields are required

    1. Procedure Code: The new code. Up to 15 numbers, letters, or symbols are allowed. All codes starting with D will be shortened to 5 characters before being included on an insurance Claim. For example, you can have two different codes for nitrous, with the difference being a letter that is added to the end of a standard D code. When sent to insurance, only the standard 5 digit code will be used

    2. Description: If this code starts with D and is billed to insurance, the description will show on the claim.

    3. Abbreviation

  4. Select the Category: The category this procedure code will be organized under. (Misc is most common)

  5. Click Add to save the procedure code and close the window.
    The new procedure code will appear in the Procedure Code List under its category.

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