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Making the Best Use of the Hot Keys in Kareo
We all know that when we can speed up our processes, we accomplish more. The results of better productivity mean a healthier medical practice or billing company.
If you take time to learn your Hot Keys in Kareo (Those F keys with numbers), and use them, you can speed up your processes. This is really helpful when you are using the keyboard and want to save time and hand movements by not having to reach for the mouse.
Here is a Hot Key guide for you:
F1 This is the Help Key. This takes you right to the Kareo help guide. Here you can access the knowledge you need for those issues you are struggling with. You do not need to leave what you are doing, as this guide pops up as a small window. Once you have opened the guide, you will need your mouse to access the information and close the window.
These next keys are for all things new:
F2 Entering a new Patient? Use this key first.
F3 Here you can create a new appointment.
F4 Doing Charge Entry? This is your New Encounter screen.
F5 Make a new payment with this key.
F6 Go right to the Scan Document Screen with this hot key.
Our next group of Hot Keys is for existing Information. You will notice they are the next five keys up from the “new” keys:
F7 Find a patient. (See, F2 is five keys up from here.)
F8 Already created your appointment at F3? Now you can use this key to find it.
F9 This is five up from the new encounter screen, now go find an encounter.
F10 Find a payment. You might use this key a lot.
F11 You can find the already scanned documents using this key.
The next Hot Key is special and does not fit the “five keys up” rule.
F12 This is the Find Task key. If you have tasks for certain days and times, this is where you can find them.
Well, we have used up the “F” Hot Keys, so how do we go to the Find Claim Screen? Check this out:
Ctrl+ Shift + C Push all three keys at the same time. You can find the claim you need here.
Now for the Hot Key that streamlines your Kareo processes:
Esc After being in Kareo for a while, you may find yourself with screens that just get in the way. If you are through with a screen, you can simply hit the Esc key and remove the unwanted screen.
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Fellow Kareo user Brent Adams of Physicians Advantage Services notes that you can alter some of the hot keys by opening the hotkeys.xml file under the Kareo/Client folder in Program Files.
Thank you to all who entered; please be sure to submit your Medical Billing Tip of the Month to Marketing@Kareo.com by Tuesday, May 22, for inclusion in the next round of judging. We’ll post the top three tips on our Facebook page and on the Kareo blog for your vote! You will win a $250 American Express gift card if your tip is chosen. Good luck!