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opsetup.ini File Settings

Version 14.8

opsetup.ini File Settings

OPHL7Service.exe is controlled by the [OPHL7Service]  section in the  opsetup.ini file.  This file is read when OPHL7Service  starts up.  If  you make any changes to this file, you need close and  reopen the  application.  An example [OPHL7Service] section follows.   The following  should be set up for all interfaces.

[OPHL7Service]

ArchiveDirectory=D:\gdb_common\PCC\Archive

ErrorDirectory=D:\gdb_common\PCC\Error

InboundDirectory=D:\gdb_common\PCC\Inbound

OutboundDirectory=D:\gdb_common\PCC\Outbound

PollSeconds=10

SenderID=102

NotifyID=102

SuperbillArchiveDays=180

DelayStartSeconds=180

VFCCodePrefix=VFC

SendVFCAdminCharges=1

;DefaultDocID=7

This section may contain the following values

  • InboundDirectory - the directory where the PM places HL7 files  for  patient and schedule information.  OPHL7Service processes files  found  in this directory.
  • ArchiveDirectory - the directory where OPHL7Service places files from the InboundDirectory after the files have been processed.
  • ErrorDirectory - the directory where OPHL7Service places files that raised an exception during processing
  • OutboundDirectory - the directory where OPHL7Service places  files  to be processed by the PM.  These files include charges created in  OP.
  • PollSeconds - indicates the number of seconds OPHL7Service  waits  after processing a set of files and looking for new files to  process.
  • NotifyID - The Office Practicum Staff ID # to be notified if an  error occurs in the OPHL7Service interface.  These messages will appear  in the Message Center.
  • SenderID - The Office Practicum Staff ID # of the user assigned to the Sender of any messages sent to the NotifyID.
  • SuperbillArchiveDays - The number of days to keep charges in   Office Practicum.  Charges are sent to the PM in real time and then   deleted periodically.  This can be set to a smaller number (e.g. 21)   once the practice is comfortable with the charges that are being sent to   the PM system.
  • DelayStartSeconds - The number of seconds the application  waits,  after it starts, before connecting to the database.  This is  useful  when a computer reboots, to give the database time to start up.   You  can initially set this to 5 to test that all is working.  But then  set  to something like 180 (3 minutes) when run in production.
  • VFCCodePrefix - (v2009.3.1.0 and later) A string to  preface  CPT codes that are VFC eligible. So a 9061 would be sent at  VFC9061.   Note that the PM system needs to be able to interpret this  prefix.
  • SendVFCAdminCharges - (v2009.3.1.0 and later) Indicates whether or not to send CPTs for VFC Admin charges.
  • DefaultDocID - (v2009.5.29.0 and later) Indicates OP   provider ID to assign to a newly imported patient if the patient has no   doctor assigned.  This is useful for practices with a single provider.    If practice has multiple providers, leave, or comment, this line out.
  • ResetDefaultDoc (v2010.2.5.5 and later) - Set to 0 to   maintain patient default provider in Office Practicum.  Otherwise   Practice Management system maintains this value, overwriting OP.
  • ResetPatientVfc (v2010.2.5.5 and later) - Set to 0 to   maintain patient VFC value in Office Practicum.  Otherwise Practice   Management system maintains this value, overwriting OP.

As of v2010.2.5.1 the following ini values are available and should be set as indicated below for each type of system

  • UseIDTable - (v2010.2.5.1 and later) Set to 1 to map ID's   on the other system to OP ID's.  Originally OP ID's were set to the   destination ID's.  This new mapping allows users to add items in the OP   areas (register, schedule, etc.) without conflicting with the other   system. This should be set to 1 for all systems.
  • PID3EqualOPID - (v2010.2.5.1 and later)  Set to 0, which assumes the other system does not know what the OP ID's are.
  • S15DeletesAppointment - (v2010.2.5.1 and later)  Set to zero to cancel an appointment (instead of deleting it) on an S15.
  • ReceivingApplication - (v2010.2.5.1 and later)  Set to the name of the PM system.  This value is also used when mapping doctors in the Lab Links section of Office Practicum.
  • UseLocation - (v2010.2.5.5 and later)  Set to 1 to use location information sent to OP.
  • UseVfcField - (v2010.2.5.5 and later)  Set to 1 to use VFC eligibility information that is sent to OP.
  • CancelMovesToNA - (v2010.2.5.6 and later)  Set to 1 to move cancelled appointments to the Not Assigned column.
  • RunDaily - (v2010.2.5.6 and later)  Set to 1 to output   charge messages only once a day, rather than as soon as they are   entered.  Use the DailyRunTime setting to specify the time of day that   charges should be sent.
  • DailyRunTime - (v2010.2.5.6 and later)  Set to the time  of  day that charge messages should be sent.  This value is defined as  the  number of minutes past midnight.  For example, a value of 60 will   output charges at 1AM daily.  The default value is 0.  This setting is   ignored if RunDaily is not set to 1.
  • A08ContainsSchedule - (v2010.2.5.6 and later)  Set to 1 if A08 (update patient information) messages can also contain schedule information.
  • OutputExtra - (v2010.2.5.9 and later)  Set to 1 to include extra fields in P03 (charge) messages

PCC UseIDTable=1

PID3EqualOPID=0

ReceivingApplication=PCC

Athena ; setting to zero creates a cancel instead

S15DeletesAppointment=0

LineDelimiter=#13

UseIDTable=1

UseIN1ForGuarantor=1

ReceivingApplication=ATHENA

Centricity WriteDocName=1

OutputRecords=1

OutputAllRecords=0

IncludeDocNameInID=1

ProcessInbound=0

LineDelimiter=#13

UseIDTable=1

MapProviderIDs=0

ReceivingApplication=CENTRICITY

MISYS UsePV2_12ForTOV=1

IgnoreMissingDocs=1

LineDelimiter=#13

UseIDTable=1

DefaultAppointmentDuration=10

PID3EqualOPID=0

ApptTypeMatchColumn=DESCRIPTION

ReceivingApplication=MISYS

DUXWARE S15DeletesAppointment=0

LineDelimiter=#13

UseIDTable=1

UseIN1ForGuarantor=1

ResetDefaultDoc=0

ResetPatientVfc=0

UseVfcField=1

UseLocation=1

CancelMovesToNA=0

RunDaily=0

DailyRunTime=0

A08ContainsSchedule=0

OutputExtra=1

ReceivingApplication=DUXWARE