26th Apr 2017
Now the new contract year is upon us it’s worth checking that the Look Ahead period is correctly set. This determines the data PatientChase pulls from ‘GP Contract’ in EMIS when you click the ‘EMIS Sync’ button in PatientChase.
You must do this for EACH PC using PatientChase. This will ensure that everyone in your practice using PatientChase is viewing the same data.
For Month of Birth searches:
Set it to ‘Financial Year End’. This will ensure that when you cross-reference your month of birth patients you’ll be checking all the possible QOF targets they have right up to March 31st.
For QOF/Not in Target searches:
You have a choice. You can have either ‘How Am I Driving’, ’1 Month Look Ahead’, ’3 Month Look ahead’ or ‘Financial Year End’. Typically at the start of the new contract year it should be set to 3 months and changed towards the end of the year to Financial Year End. This is not set in stone however and can often depend on how big your practice is. If you have a small/medium list size consider using 3 months. If you’re a large practice consider using 1 month.
To check your Look Ahead setting:
In PatientChase, go to Advanced>Options>EMIS>How far to Look Ahead>Select your period>Close.
If you change the setting remember to run an ‘EMIS Sync’ in PatientChase to reflect the new look ahead.