MBS December 2020 - updated
3 December 2020
The revised 1 December Medicare Benefits Schedule update is now available.
From 1 December 2020, substitute nuclear medicine imaging items (61311, 61332, 61333, 61336, 61337, 61341 and 61344) will recommence, and five new substitute items (61365, 61377, 61380, 61418 and 61422) will commence to allow patients access to certain nuclear medicine services during a disruption in the supply. More information on this change is available on the December 2020 news page at http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/news-201201.
To download the update, in the Upgrade and Release Details pane, click Download MBS.
MIMS Drug Data December 2020
1 December 2020
The December 2020 MIMS data is now available.
Web Services for Medicare Online, DVA, AIR and ECLIPSE update
15 October 2020
As you may be aware, the Department of Human Services is upgrading their digital health and aged care channels from the current adaptor technology to web services for Medicare Online, DVA, AIR and ECLIPSE by 13 March 2022. These channels will also be moved from PKI security to a new authentication system called Provider Digital Access (PRODA).
Communicare technical teams are looking into the required changes. We plan to have the required changes to online claiming available and working with the Medicare changes before the due date and will keep you updated on the Communicare release dates for changes to help you schedule your testing process.
In the interim, to prepare for the change, follow the task list laid out by Services Australia. For more information, see humanservices.gov.au/hpwebservices.
COVID-19 related information
15 October 2020
This article compiles all COVID-19 information relevant to Communicare.
My Health Record – ADHA virtual classroom sessions
9 October 2020
The Australian Digital Health Agency is offering virtual classroom sessions. These free, one hour sessions are aimed at GPs, Specialists, Practice Managers and Practice Nurses interested in learning more about My Health Record and how to use it most effectively in routine practice.
SNOMED October updates
8 October 2020
The 30 September 2020 SNOMED data is now available for download from the Upgrade and Release Details section.
For information about the updates included in the release, download the release notes from https://www.healthterminologies.gov.au/recent-updates/index.html.
Communicare V19.2 available
3rd February 2020
Communicare V19.2 is the latest, publicly available release.
To arrange an upgrade with Support, log into the Communicare Client Portal, navigate to Help and Support > Forms > Upgrade Request or click Request Upgrade in the Upgrade and Release Details pane, and complete the form.