Sometimes we find ways of working around *Required Fields.  For instance, if you do not know the enrollment date for an individual, but the program would like to start preparing documents (i.e. IPOPs) you may input the date of 09/09/9999.  The trick is remembering to go back and update it to the correct enrollment date once the individual starts the program.  Otherwise, it will come back to haunt you when you least expect it!

One example is when you go to remove the individual it will give you an error message stating the discharge date is prior to the enrollment date… but this could have been easily suspected.  This week, when trying to ensure everything is ready for 23 IRAs to start Attendance on July 1st one of the mangers noticed a problem under Generate Billing.  Most of the individuals from this residence showed they had been enrolled 0 days this month.  I checked the Attendance Service Authorizations over and over again, but they all said the Attendance start date was May 1st, so finally I asked Therap.  Sure enough, it was those 9’s in the enrollment dates on their Individual Data.  Now, I only need to track down 5 more dates before the end of the day, since July 1st is Sunday.  My point, there’s always a reason for those Required Fields, and…

Good luck to the 50+ managers, assistants, and coordinators starting attendance!