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Statement Method Options

Version 14.19
Note: In order for the guarantor's name to appear in this dropdown, he or she must first be added as a Contact in the patient's Register. Follow the instructions to enter the guarantor as a contact by clicking here.

When registering a patient in OP 14, you will want to be sure you select the person financially responsible for satisfying the patient's balances. Additionally, you will need to select how the statement should be received. To do this:

  1. Click Insur on the Smart Toolbar. The Patient Register will appear with the Insurance tab selected.
  • You can also navigate to the insurance tab of the patient's Register or Account.
  1. If the patient record has not been accessed at this time, locate and select the patient.
  2. In the Guarantor field, select the guarantor who should receive patient balance statements.

  1. Select the appropriate Statement Method from the Statement Method dropdown. Selections include:
  • Mail: A statement will be sent via USPS mail when a statement file is generated.
  • Notify via Portal: A message will be sent to the patient portal notifying the guarantor that a statement balance is due.
  • Credit card on file: Balances on the patient's account will be paid using the credit card that has been saved on file.
  • Hold (don't send): Statements will not be sent until another method has been selected.
Version 14.10
Note: In order for the guarantor's name to appear in this dropdown, he or she must first be added as a Contact in the patient's Register. Follow the instructions to enter the guarantor as a contact by clicking here.

When registering a patient in OP 14, you will want to be sure you select the person financially responsible for satisfying the patient's balances. Additionally, you will need to select how the statement should be received. To do this:

  1. Click Insur on the Smart Toolbar. The Patient Register will appear with the Insurance tab selected.
  • You can also navigate to the insurance tab of the patient's Register or Account.
  1. If the patient record has not been accessed at this time, locate and select the patient.
  2. In the Guarantor field, select the guarantor who should receive patient balance statements.

  1. Select the appropriate Statement Method from the Statement Method dropdown. Selections include:
  • Mail: A statement will be sent via USPS mail when a statement file is generated.
  • Notify via Portal: A message will be sent to the patient portal notifying the guarantor that a statement balance is due.
  • Credit card on file: Balances on the patient's account will be paid using the credit card that has been saved on file.
  • Hold (don't send): Statements will not be sent until another method has been selected.