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Basic Billing Setup and Configuration

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The following directions assume you have read and completed one of the OpenEMR Installation Guides, and either installed from CVS HEAD, or have upgraded to CVS HEAD.

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Facility Configuration

OpenEMR by default comes with only one facility configured, a clinic named 'Your Clinic Name Here'.

Provider Configuration

Setting up your Visit Categories

The top dropdown on the 'New Encounter' form is a basic scheduling category for the visit. by default, OpenEMR has three visit categories that are selectable here: 'New Patient', 'Established Patient', and 'Reserved'.

To add a category:

  • Login to your OpenEMR instance with your account, which has administrative priviledges (admin, by default).
  • Click on 'Administration->Other->Calendar'. this will open a page in the upper right pane for administrating the calendar system.
  • Click on 'Categories'. This will open up a page for managing the categories available in the calendar, and the new encounter page.

Adding your Billing Codes

In a justified billing system, services rendered and issues diagnosed are both billing codes, that you link together in order to "justify" a service. We're going to show you how to add one billing code for a diagnosed issue, and another billing code for the service you provide.

To import billing codes:

To add a billing code:

  • Login to OpenEMR as 'administrator'

Adding a Diagnostic Code

Adding a Procedure Code