Provider numbers for hygienists & therapists

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We have recently introduced a new update in Praktika dental software in regards to patient tax invoices and account statements printing.

According to Medicare, dental hygienists and dental therapists cannot be registered as service providers and therefore cannot be issued with a Medicare provider number. They can provide services only under the supervision or oversight of a dentist.

To conform with this requirement,  the name and provider number of a supervising dentist will now be printed on  patient tax invoices and account statements.  As to the practice management reports, the services rendered by dental hygienists and therapists will be still shown under their own name, so this change will not create any problem with providers’ accounts.

In order to set up this feature in Praktika, practice managers should assign hygienists and therapists with the provider number of the supervising dentist. Before printing the tax invoice or account statement, the system will check if the current provider is a hygienist or therapist and then substitute their name with a supervising dentist’s name.