⚠️ Important: Before you can bill Health PEI through the CHR, the provider's user account must be integrated with Health PEI.
Whether you're billing from an encounter, from the Visits dashboard or from the Insured Billing area of the patient's chart, the process for adding billing items (service codes) to a bill is the same. From the Billing dashboard, you can also open bills and modify billing items as long as the bill's status allows you to edit the bill.
1. Start a bill from an encounter, from the Visits dashboard or from the patient's chart. If you're editing a bill, open the bill from the Billing dashboard.
To create provincial bills from an encounter, click Insured Billing.
To create provincial bills from the patient's chart, click +New Payment.
To create bills from the Visits dashboard, click Add Insured Payment.
When creating bills from the patient's chart or Visits dashboard, a New Insured Payment window appears. Click + Add Fee Item.
💡 Tip: If you previously created billing items for the specific patient and you want to use the same codes, click the clock icon next to +Add Fee Item and select a billing item from the list.
For encounters click the clock icon next to Insured Billing.
The Edit PEI Billing Item window appears.
4. Using the below table, complete the applicable fields:
Code / Description
1. To search for the service code:
2. In the list of matches, select one from the list.
💡 Tip: To save the code to your favourites, select the star icon next to the specific code. Every time you create a bill, the starred favourites appear first in the Code/Description search list.
⚠️ Important: You can only search service codes linked to the provider's Specialty, unless you select Override Rules under Show Advanced fields. See Overriding CHR billing rules when creating provincial bills.
The fee amount of the code you selected is automatically populated.
📌 Note: Some fee code amounts are calculated based on an equation. Therefore when you increase the Count, the amount will not double.
To see the equation, hover your cursor over the displayed EQ.
If the code requires time units or number of services, type the number in the field, or click the up/down arrow.
If you want to change the Base amount. For example, when a fee code has been updated by Medicare but does not yet reflect in the CHR system.
You must select a Role when billing certain fee codes. Select the role indicating the percentage of the base amount to bill if different to the default 100%.
📌 Note: There are certain procedure fee codes that you can bill at a reduced percentage, e.g. when you are a first or second surgical assistant billing for a procedure.
Enter the diagnosis code, or start typing a description to search for and select a diagnosis code from the list.
Another search field automatically appears, prompting you to enter another code/description. Enter another code or click inside the Edit PEI Billing Item window to exit the search field.
💡 Tip: To save specific diagnostic code to your favourites, select the star icon next to it. Every time you create a bill, the starred favourites appear first in the list.
When billing from an encounter and you added a diagnosis code in the Assessment section of the encounter, it is pre-populated for you.
If you started the bill from an encounter (that was started from an appointment) or from the Visits dashboard, the Service date matches the appointment date.
If you started the bill from the Insured Billing area of the patient's chart, the date defaults to the date you created the bill.
⚠️ Important: This service date is submitted to Health PEI (Medicare) as part of the claim.
To change the date, click the calendar icon.
Time Spent (Minutes), Start Time and Finish Time
If you started the bill from an encounter (that was started from an appointment) or from the Visits dashboard, the Start Time matches the appointment time. The Time spent (minutes) and Finish time is pulled from the appointment type.
If you started the bill from the Insured Billing area of the patient's chart, the Start Time defaults to the date you created the bill.
To change a time, click the clock icon.
⚠️ Important: Some service codes are time-based. The CHR automatically calculates and applies the correct Base Amount based on the Time Spent.
Facility Type and Facility
These items default to what has been configured for your account.
To change, select the fields and choose the applicable Facility Type and Facility (name of the facility) from the lists.
1. Select if you the provider saw a patient that was referred to them.
The Referred By section expands.
2. Enter the Name and Number (billing number) of the referring provider, or click the magnifying glass to search for the provider.
📌 Note: If a referring provider is recorded in patient demographics, the provider is automatically pulled into the Referred By field.
1. Select if you are a General Physician (GP) and referring the patient to another provider.
The Referred To section expands.
2. Enter the Name and Number (billing number) of the provider, or click the magnifying glass to search for the provider.
Show Advanced Fields
Select to add additional information:
Admission and Discharge Date
When billing for hospital visits, click the the calendar icons and select the correct dates.
New Born Mother PHN
When billing for a newborn visit, type the mother's personal health number in the field.
Responsible for Pay
This is automatically selected when certain service codes are used.
Select if you want Health PEI to consider certain service codes. It must be accompanied with an explanatory note. Click Edit Comment and type your explanation in the yellow text box in the Comments window.
For example, you see a patient for post-surgery complications but you were not the surgeon who performed the procedure. You bill certain codes that are normally billed together.
Select this checkbox if for example you are working in a capacity other than your stated Specialty. You can then bill any code and not specialty specific, e.g. you can use the code 0113 as a GP but not as a surgeon. See Overriding CHR billing rules when creating provincial bills.
5. To save your changes, click outside the Edit Billing Item window. The service code is added to the bill.
💡 Tip: Click a billing item to edit or delete it.
Updated January 19, 2022