Recurring Payments through Credit Card

PracticeSuite facilitates recurring installments by auto charging credit cards.

Key Features

1. Installment with Credit card can be activated under 2 minutes.

2. Multiple USIO IDs configurable for installment payments.

3. Email notifications will be sent to patients with the details of the installment plan.

4. PracticeSuite system auto posts the payments to the lines once the installment Payments are created. No manual intervention needed.

5. Patients can pre-close their installments at any time.

6. Credit cards that have an expiry date within the installment period can also be added to the installment plan.


1. The account should be enabled with Payment Gateway.

2. The Patient should have a valid Credit card.

How to Create a Recurring Installment

1. Go to Patient Demographics and select ‘Installment Plan’ from the left pane or go to Charge Master and select Installment Plan under Patient Tab.

2. Select and enter the required fields same as Manual Installment such as encounter lines and the Start Date and Period.

3. Select the check box ‘Setup Credit Card’ highlighted in Image 1.

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4. Enter the Card Parameters in the ‘Setup Credit Card’ in Image 2.

Fields: Name on Card, Credit Card#, Expiry Date, CVV, Merchant ID, Billing Zip

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5. Merchant ID is a drop-down listing all available USIO IDs for the practice. Select an appropriate one. To know more on LE-merchant ID mapping, click here.

6. Billing Zip will be defaulted from patient demographic. If no ZIP code is available in patient master, user should enter the zip code.

7. Click the Save Button. New plan is created, it is assigned a plan number and is in the NEW status and can be viewed in the top pane.

How Recurring Installment Works

Once a plan is created, PracticeSuite will automatically trigger the request to Payment gateway to charge the card.

For Every Successful Payment

a. A payment is auto-created in the system with the payment type SELF PAY and the installment count is incremented by one. The system keeps the installment status as “Active”.

b. An email notification is sent to the patient; see Image 3.

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c. If Auto-Post Patient Payments is enabled in the Billing Options screen, successful payments will be auto-applied to the encounters included in the installment plan. If Auto-Post Patient Payments is not enabled, the Payment will be created, and the user has to manually apply the same to the lines.

d. The users can see the Payment request status in I18 Report. The users can identify the installment Payment requests by verifying the value in the Source column in I18 Report. The source column will be updated as ‘Practice-Installment’.

e. Once all installments are successfully processed and there is no outstanding balance, the installment status will change to PAID by the system.

f. If there are outstanding line balances, the installment status changes to Period Complete on completion of the installment period.

g. Users can update the installment status to Pre Closure/Inactive, prior to the installment completion date.

For Every Failed Transaction

a. The payment gateway will try to rerun the card the following day.

b. Installment Status and Count remain unchanged until the card is successfully charged.


1. Installment Letter will not be generated in case of recurring installment plans.

2. C8. Installment Detailed Report has a column to indicate whether recurring payments have been enabled for the installment plan.

3. C9. Installment Statement Summary Report has columns to display Payment#Gateway Transaction IDGateway Transaction Message, and Recurring Enabled.