Security- Encounter Type
This lesson will discuss security settings for the encounter type. This security privilege will allow a user to select whether the encounter is a Face to Face or Non Face to Face Encounter for the SOAP Note documentation to be applied. By default, the encounters will be flagged "Face to Face". This setting may be Role or User specific.
To access Security, Click on Tools > Security
*Note: Only users with Administrative Rights may access Security.
Selecting Roles or Users
- Click to highlight Roles or Users to set security privileges.
- Click the "+" or node next to Roles or Users.
- Locate the User.
- Click the "+" or node next to the Users name
- Click the "+" or node next to Chart. This will expand different Chart Sections in SOAPware.
- Click the "+" or node next to Encounters.
- Click to select SOAP Notes.
Select the Encounter Type privilege for the user in the box. Placing a green check mark for Read and Write will allow the user to select Face to Face or Non Face to Face for the encounter that has been created in the Task Item window.
Encounter Type Selection
Once a user creates a new encounter, the Add Document Task window will appear. The encounter type may be selected at this time by clicking on the drop down arrow. By default, encounters will be flagged as a Face to Face encounter.
For more information on Encounter Type, see: Creating a SOAP note.
*Note: An appropriate Encounter Type is required in order to ensure accurate calculations for Meaningful Use/MIPS and eCQM measures. Please ensure you select the appropriate Encounter Type on all SOAP Notes.