You can fill openings in your schedule with future appointments that have been marked ASAP and past appointments that have a status of Cancelled or FTA.
Note: This tool for filling openings ignores recall appointments.
To fill openings
How to get there
On the Schedule menu, click (or tap) Calendar.
The Calendar page opens.
On the Calendar page, navigate to the day or week that has open appointment times that you want to fill.
On the Actions menu, click (or tap) Fill Openings.
A panel opens. The panel displays future appointments (relative to the day or week currently being viewed) for which the ASAP check box is selected. The panel also displays past appointments (relative to the day or week currently being viewed) that have a status of Cancelled or FTA. Recall appointments are not included.
On the ASAP and Cancelled/FTA tabs, as you go down the list of appointments, use the phone number that is displayed on each appointment to contact the corresponding patient.
Tip: To open the Overview page of the patient's record on the Patient tab, click (or tap) the patient's name at the top of an appointment.
If a patient agrees to reschedule his or her appointment, do one of the following:
Click (or tap) the appointment.
Click (or tap) the Schedule link.
The Appointment Information panel opens.
Change any of the appointment information, such as the procedure, provider, surgery, date, or time, as needed.
Set up the following options:
Status - Select a different status if necessary. The corresponding status icon appears on the appointment (for example, Unconfirmed is a question mark ).
ASAP - Select this check box if the patient wants to be contacted if an earlier date and/or time becomes available. With this option selected, the patient will show on the ASAP List. With this option selected, the patient will show on the ASAP List, and an ASAP icon appears on the appointment.
Needs Follow-up - Select this check box if any of the procedures for this appointment require you to follow up with the patient after his or her visit. The patient will show up on the Patient Follow-up list after his or her appointment.
Premedicate - Select this check box if the patient prefers to be medicated before any of the procedures are performed or if any of the procedures require premedication.
Tip: To remove a procedure from the appointment, click the corresponding Remove button .
Add Tx Planner - Click (or tap) this link to select one or more visits with treatment-planned procedures that you want to attach to the appointment, and then click (or tap) Update appointment.
Other - Enter a reason, other than that of the selected procedures, for the appointment.
Tip: You can enter a time using various formats. For example, you can type 08:30, 8:30a, or 8:30 AM; 8a or 8am; 13:30, 1:30p, or 1:30 PM; or 1p or 1pm.
Length - The length of the appointment is determined by the selected procedures or the specified time range, but you can change the length as needed. The end time of the appointment changes accordingly.
Note - Enter a note regarding the appointment.
Tip: You can quickly change the appointment date, time, operatory, and/or provider by clicking (or tapping) an open time slot on the schedule in the column of any provider or operatory (depending on whether you are viewing the schedule by provider or operatory) on any day of the displayed week (if you are viewing the schedule by week) or on the displayed date (if you are viewing the schedule by day).
Click (or tap) Save.
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