Office Practicum 14.9.22
|Note: OP Version 14.9.21 introduced a new feature (the foundational functionality for OP Notify), several improved features, and many resolved issues. Due to issues introduced in that version, OP decided to pull the release. OP Version 14.9.22 resolves the issues introduced in OP 14.9.21 and includes the new feature, improved functionality and resolved issues included in OP 14.9.21. For details on those changes, please refer to the OP Version 14.9.21 Release Notes.|
Release Date: 06-Dec-2018
Release Version and Build: Office Practicum Version 14.9 Build 14.9.22
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Non Function-specific New Features
There are no new features in this release that impact the overall application.
Function-specific New Features
There are no new features in this release that impact a specific function.
Non Function-specific Improved Functionality
There is no improved functionality in this release that impacts the overall application.
Function-specific Improved Functionality
There is no improved functionality in this release that impacts a specific function.
Non Function-Specific Resolved Issues
There are no resolved issues in this release that impact the overall application.
Function-Specific Resolved Issues
|Note: The next three entries pertain to changes impacting how OP software displays diagnostic-test results in the Diagnostic Tests tab of the Schedule. For critical information and Best Practices regarding the processing of diagnostic-test results, please review the article Diagnostic Test Results Scope and Data Maintenance.|
Schedule and Practice Workflow / Diagnostic Tests
The Diagnostic Tests tab in Schedule and Practice Workflow displayed all diagnostic test results for all providers regardless of the Scope setting (that is, whether it was set to Me or to a specific Provider).
Updated the software to ensure that the Diagnostic Tests tab in Schedule and Practice Workflow displays diagnostic tests results in accordance to the Scope setting. If the end user selects Me as the Scope, OP software displays the diagnostic test results only for the logged-in user. If the end user selects a specific Provider, OP software displays the diagnostic test results only for the selected Provider.
The Diagnostic Tests tab in Schedule and Practice Workflow was displaying confidential diagnostic tests to all staff members, regardless of their Clinical Level. OP software displayed these tests even if they did not have the Include EFR checkbox selected. However, this issue did not impact the Diagnostic Tests tab in the Patient Chart.
Updated the software so that the Diagnostic Tests tab in Schedule and Practice Workflow displays confidential diagnostic tests only to those staff members who are assigned a Clinical Level that allows access to those diagnostic tests.
When the end user opened the Diagnostic Tests window in the Schedule, set the Scope to a date other than All, left the Diagnostic Tests tab and then returned, OP software did not change the Dates setting to All.
Updated the software to ensure that whenever the end user accesses the Results Received/Reviewed tab on the Diagnostic Tests window in the Schedule, OP software sets the Scope to All. This update includes the following changes:
Patient Chart / Diagnostic Tests
OP software was truncating valid HL7 messages for Culture Results due to the OBX segment being sent as ST.
Updated the software to ensure that OP software does not truncate valid HL7 messages sent as ST. This update ensures that OP software treats the ST OBX segment as it does the TX and FT segments. With this update:
Patient Account / Claims
If a Practice had the Insurance Payer Billing Loop set to Practice NPI, OP software pulled the NPI from the Locations tab of the Practices and Locations setup window (Utilities / Manage Practice / Practice Location), not the Practice tab of the Staff/Provider Directory. This resulted in Practices receiving rejections for electronic and paper claims for having Box 33 populated with the incorrect NPI. With this issue, OP software did not allow the duplication of the same NPI for Box 32.
Updated the software to ensure that OP software populates Box 33 with the correct NPI. This resolution includes the addition of the NPID Override on Claims field in the Locations tab of the Practices and Locations setup window. This field allows Practices to specify which NPI they want OP software to use to populate Box 33 for claims. With this update, OP software follows this process to populate Box 33:
If this field is blank:
With this update, the process for identifying the NPI matches the process for identifying the TIN. That is, the Correspondent and Claim Print windows incorporate all three forms of the Tax ID in this order: