If you're a specialist or a provider who receives referrals, you can add the referring provider when you bill the province for services. If a Referring Practitioner is recorded in the patient's chart, the referring practitioner is automatically added to each billing item (service code).
If the patient doesn't have a referring practitioner recorded, or if you want to change the referring practitioner on the bill, in the billing item(s), you can add or modify the referring practitioner.
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.
2. Add a billing item (service code) to the bill or click to edit a billing item. See Adding billing items (service codes) to provincial bills.
3. In the Edit Alberta HLink Billing Item window, select the Referring Practitioner checkbox.
4. Click the Search icon, and search for the referring practitioner by name, billing code, facility or occupation. The provider's Name and Number are added.
If the referring practitioner you want doesn't display in the search results, add them as a contact and then search for and select the added contact. Click the add contact icon and enter the required information.
📌 Note: If the referring provider is out of province, enter anything as the billing number.
The selected Referring practitioner is automatically added to the next billing items added.
Updated June 29, 2022