Medicare referrals, Using the New Account to keep track of each referral. Is there an easier way?

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 if more than one has been supplied does anyone else open new accounts to keep track of number of referrals and the visits allowed ?  I was hoping there was an easier way.
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Hugh Matthews Podiatry- Ballarat

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Not sure if this is easier for you. For each EPC we list the year and the! number of approved treatments into the warnings note. This is set to come up when the patient is billed. Then each treatment can be dated on the warnings tab and the patient can also be reminded when they have only 1 visit left.
The problem we have is when they have used allied health visits elsewhere which we don't know about...
Personally, for us this is easier than opening up a new account with each new EPC....but not sure if there is another reason why this is not best practice?
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Sharon Tavelli

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We put notes in the clients note section to track old epc ages and referral information. Also the treatment tracking is great for tracking usage but doesn't define the five usage across the different modalities eg. Physic, podiatry, dietitian. Which is why we put notes in. It would be great if you can see OLD AND NEW dates with referring doctor details for Medicare EPCs.