GP/Referring Doctor provider number in search field

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We deal with many GP's who have two provider numbers at the same address. 

When adding a GP/Referring Doctor to a patient's file on the Additional and Billings Details tabs the search field only lists Name, Organisation and Address.  As the provider number is not displayed we have to guess.  If the GP has three provider numbers it becomes more of a guessing game.

It would be helpful if we could see the provider number in those GP/Referring Doctor search windows.  I notice the window allows me to scroll to the right of the window but it is completely blank.  It looks like there is space there to link in more information.
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Anita

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Posted 2 years ago

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Andrea

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Yes please!  Would love to see ref dr name, clinic address, provider number & date of referral all on the one screen without having to click to find it.  

As an aside, how or why would a dr have 2 prov numbers at the same address?  I thought Medicare allocated them according to location ... different clinic = different number.  Why would you need 2 at the same practice?  
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Joyaa Antares

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I think this is a nice idea Anita. Perhaps this can be added to the list of changes that have been requested of the GP/Medical referrer dataset for some years now.
Smartsoft: have you any plans to update this area of the software? You'll have access to the various previous threads, I'm sure.
Best regards, Joyaa
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Anita

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Some GP's have a provider number for their base clinic and one for private patients, eg. patients they visit at a retirement village, etc.
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Joyaa Antares

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Perhaps different addresses in same suburb? (I'm guessing).
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Trevor

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Would like this as it would save time and hassles. Also, how is the option of having a drop down menu of clinics as mentioned a long time ago? Save a lot of time re-entering clinic name, address, phone, fax email when a new doctor joins a practice.
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Anita

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Sorry, title should read referring, not referrling!  ;)
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Steven, Business Care

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Hi Anita

I have updated the title for you
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SydSportsMed

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We would also like this search option.

And can I also suggest, that when adding a new referrer, that an alert comes up if they are already in the system?  Like the alert we get when adding a new patient that already exists.  Maybe based on the Provider number?
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SydSportsMed

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And limit the amount of digits that can be put into the provider number field.  I've found mobile numbers and even Medicare numbers entered by distracted staff instead of the Provider Number. :0