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Re: [Gnumed-devel] When & where to present GNUmed e.g. IEEE Symposium? R

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] When & where to present GNUmed e.g. IEEE Symposium? Role of "Papers"?
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 14:16:06 +0100
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On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 09:41:43PM +1100, Ian Haywood wrote:

> medical appointment scheduling is pretty specialised -
I am not sure I really believe this.

> Especially when looking at "Patient$" (yes, that's actually it's real name),
Darn, I intended to use that name for GNUmed billing ;-))

> Billing is another matter. On the face of it, not that hard either here in 
> AU, (for GPs):
Let's see how this translates.

>       - you have a list of item numbers, which HIC publish in a nice plain 
> ASCII file
"items in the shop"

>       - a list of billing types (private, bulk, pensioner, DVA, WorkCover)
"types of customers"

>       - a table for the (type, item, price) tuples and widget to edit them.
"price per type of customer"

>       - keep a list if item(s) charged for the consult and the billing type
- the bill
- the customer type per patient
- it needs to be possible to have several open bills per customer

>       - print an invoice at the end of the consult
- well, any accounting package can do that

>       - use SQL GROUP BY queries to make monthly reports; earning by doctors,
> by item, by doctor and item, etc.
if *really really* not possible to find in existing
packages: can be written very easily

I have not seen anything distinguising medical billing from
any other standard sales billing.

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