MBS September 2020 - update 2
17 September 2020
The 15 September Medicare Benefits Schedule update is now available to download.
It contains five new MBS items and a new item for continuous electrocardiogram recording. It also includes changes to existing cardiac diagnostic imaging items. For more information, go to the September news page at http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/news-200901.
MIMS Drug Data September 2020
8 September 2020
The September 2020 MIMS data is now available.
nKPI Care Plans (PI07) and Team Care Arrangements (PI08)
14 July 2020
Please be aware of a typo in the comments on these reports. If you have configured your own clinical items to record care planning and TCA for Health Care Homes patients, note that the codes for these items (‘CPA’ and ‘TCA’) should be system codes and not export codes.
10 July 2020
An issue has been identified with the nKPI Report PI 13. The GRT classifies those with no known antenatal care into one single group, when they should be further disaggregated. A patch is available, but not all sites will require the patch.
You will need the patch if you have patients with a pregnancy ending in the report period who received no antenatal care and you have documented this fact with the No known antenatal care clinical item. Please contact Communicare Support to schedule the update.
Your site does not need to update the GRT in the following situations:
- When you have no data in either ga-4 or ga-5 for PI13
- When you have no data in ga-5 and do not use the No known antenatal care clinical item
Central Database update
09 July 2020
If you want to use the Xpert POC test; SARS-CoV-2 clinical item and your site updated to Communicare V19.2 before 1 April 2020, you'll need to update your Central Database.
Submit a request to update your database here and Communicare Support will be happy to help.
Inclusion of COVID-19 MBS items in nKPIs
09 July 2020
The COVID-19 MBS items that are the equivalent of items 715, 721, 723, and so on, are not included in the nKPI reporting for health checks and care plans.
We have been advised by the government that the reporting must adhere to the specified item numbers only and not be extended to include other MBS items, to ensure consistency of reporting across the various health information programs that report to the Health Data Portal.
New reports & GRT
02 July 2020
If you are reporting in this period, you should first have the GRT upgraded to version GRT V1.51 and the Version 20200624 reports installed.
- The GRT update is required to submit nKPI and OSR reports to the Health Data Portal.
- Version 20200624 reports are required for NT AHKPI reporting, NSW KPI reporting and internal nKPI and OSR reporting.
Version 20200624 reports include:
- Two new influenza vaccines (Flu Quad & Vaxigrip Tetra) in nKPI, NT AHKPI and NSW KPI reporting
- Minor enhancements to the logic for NT AHKPI reporting to refine the accuracy and consistency of data
- NSW KPIs can now be run by non-administrators
To request the GRT V1.51 and reports update, raise a request with Communicare Support.
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