When you create an insured billing item, the default billing status can either be Draft or Ready.

A Draft status means that when you create a bill, you need to manually change the status to Ready To Submit so that it can be submitted to your provincial billing provider.

A Ready status means when you create a bill and it is associated with a signed encounter it is automatically submitted to your provincial billing provider.

The default billing status for any outgoing insured bills in your CHR account is Draft.


  1. From the patient chart, click Start/Open > Insured Billing.

  2. Click the gear icon in the top right corner (next to +New Payment).

  3. Under Default Status, select Draft or Ready.

    💡 Tip: If you create bills on behalf of providers at your clinic, you can select Always use billing practitioner's default billing status. This ensured that you use the correct default billing status for each provider.

    For example, provider A wants to check all his bills before submitting them (Draft status), provider B wants you to submit them automatically (Ready status).

  4. Click Save.

  5. Refresh your browser to apply the saved changes.

📌 Note: Alternatively, if you have the permission, Billing Settings, you can set your default billing status clicking Settings > Billing from the main menu and then under Public Billing Settings, select Ready or Draft.

Updated September, 2021

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