Member News

The Department of Human Services Advice: ECLIPSE – Private Health Insurance Simplified Billing $0 benefit claims

12 February 2018

The Australian Government Department of Human Services (the Department) would like to advise you of a change in process when dealing with IMC AG and SC ECLIPSE claims where the total Private Health Insurer (PHI) assessment equals $0, but the PHI does not reject the claim (indicated by setting the assessmentCde at the claim level…

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Draft Aged Care Quality Standards now available

12 February 2018

A single set of quality standards is a key deliverable of the Single Aged Care Quality Framework. The Aged Care Quality Standards will apply to all aged care services and will replace the current four sets of aged care standards. The Standards have been structured so that organisations will only have to meet the Standards…

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DHS Contact details for Online Technical Support (OTS)

12 February 2018

Please find below the current contact information for Online Technical Support (OTS). The details are also attached as a PDF. Please feel free to print out the list and distribute to your developers and business managers.  Sending your request for assistance to the correct email address will prevent the necessity for redirection and result in…

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SSL www.3medicareaustralia.gov.au expiring certificate

12 February 2018

The Australian Government Department of Human Services (the department) wishes to advise that the department server side SSL certificate for the Production environment (www3.medicareaustralia.gov.au) was updated as of 15 January 2018. If your software product checks this certificate and/or its chain of trust, this may affect your connection to the department business services gateway. There…

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Seeking your views // the Aged Care Workforce Strategy

12 February 2018

A public consultation on the Aged Care Workforce Strategy is now open on the Consultation Hub. The Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP announced an expert taskforce, led by Professor John Pollaers, to develop a wide-ranging workforce strategy for the aged care industry for growing and sustaining the workforce and providing aged care…

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Representative Required – ADHA Diagnostic Imaging Steering Group

12 February 2018

The MSIA is seeking a representative to attend the ADHA Diagnostic Imaging Steering Group meeting in Brisbane on Thursday, 22 February and report back to the membership. Travel and accommodation is covered and organised by the Agency on attendees behalf where required. Should you be willing and able to attend on behalf of the MSIA…

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NEWS // MSIA questions need for minimum functionality requirements project

12 February 2018

This week’s announcement by the RACGP and the Australian Digital Health Agency of a project to determine minimum functionality requirements for general practice clinical information systems has raised the ire of the medical software industry, with the peak industry association saying no business case had been put forward to support the idea. The college said…

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Quick News

07 February 2018

A revolution in healthcare is coming RACGP launches minimum functionality project with software vendors Southern and WellSouth to roll out Health Care Homes, boost telehealth Blog: Amazon takes aim at healthcare costs HL7 sets sail on Argonaut Australia in search of the golden FHIR Australian government cannot handle its own data securely, why give it…

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Real Time Prescription Monitoring – what is the problem?

07 February 2018

7 February 2018 AUTHOR: David Freemantle – General Manager eHealth, Fred IT Group & MSIA Board Director The statistics never cease to horrify. Every year over 1,000 Australians die as a result of prescription medication overdoses. In 2016, this included 372 Victorians. This isn’t new information and in fact the statistics keep getting worse. Despite many…

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