Adding medicare billing to your system

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How do you add medicare billing to your system?
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Catherine Crompton

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Timothy, Business Care Manager

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Hi Catherine 

Front Desk supports multiple methods to integrate to Medicare, these include Medicare/DVA Online claiming and Medicare Easyclaim through Tyro or HICAPS terminals. Which method is best for you depends on the number of claims that you are processing. For more information on the differences between Medicare Online and Medicare Easyclaim, please see the following article: 

https://community.smartsoft.com.au/smartsoft/topics/medicare-easyclaim-vs-medicare-online-claiming

Our feeling is that for low numbers of Medicare transactions one of the Easyclaim options will suffice if you already have a Tyro or HICAPS terminal. For users with a medium to high number of Medicare transactions or if you require DVA online claiming (for fast DVA payments), your best option is Medicare Online claiming.

Some of the features of Medicare Online claiming are:
  • Medicare Bulk Bill processing - great for practices that work with EPC plans
  • Medicare PCI claims - for practices that require full or part payment of the service up-front and where a gap amount is charged on top of the Medicare rate
  • Online DVA claim submission with fast payments
  • Patient detail validation
  • After entering Medicare/DVA card details for the first time, the card is not required on subsequent transactions
  • Claims are easily sent with a few added clicks to the regular Front Desk billing process
We are happy to provide an online demonstration of the Medicare Online Claiming features so that you can gain a better understanding of how they can improve your claiming process. To discuss the implementation cost and to arrange a time for a demonstration, please contact the Business Care team on 1800 18 18 20 and dial 2 after the prompt.
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