Bluechip Updates

Bluechip 3.18.0 Release

25/07/2018

MedicalDirector is pleased to provide your practice with the new MedicalDirector Bluechip 3.18.0 Update, which will provide you with the latest features and functionality to enhance performance.

Benefits of the new Bluechip 3.18.0

Backup/Restore *MUST READ*

The backup/restore utilities have been superseded, which means all users will now need to use a new utility to back up and restore data. For instructions, see user guide and video.

You can now easily determine which document management system you currently use (ManageEzy or ImageLite). This information is required, should you wish to include documents when performing a backup.

Banking Permissions

Practice Managers can now edit banking permissions on the practioner’s behalf.

Online Claiming

Resubmit OEC without the need to re-enter details (you can rename existing details and change the dates)

Protection

Increased SMS password protection to 30 characters

Referrals

Referrer provider numbers now appear in the doctor’s window. This assists with referring Practitioners that work at multiple locations.

Avoid duplicates

Ability to run a report displaying the duplicate patients to assist with merging duplicates.

Prompts alerting product registration expiry

To ensure you receive ongoing software support, you will receive prompts advising your upcoming product registration expiry including the date of expiry.

Please note: Expired registration will result in your software going into read-only mode.

Please ensure you have at least Bluechip 2.10 installed before upgrading. If you have an earlier version, click here to upgrade to 2.11

3.18.0 Upgrade

Download (660MB EXE)

Review upgrade guide before you begin

System requirements
MedicalDirector Systems Requirements assists practices in identifying their computer hardware, Operating System and software requirements for this release. We recommend that practices consult a Microsoft Certified Technician to determine the exact requirements and licensing arrangements required to meet their specific needs. Please note that these are minimal guidelines and your actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration, installed applications and usage.

View System Requirements here

The MedicalDirector Bluechip 3.18.0 Release Notes outlines the enhancements, modifications and fixes contained in this release.

View Release Notes here

Have Questions?
View answers to frequently asked questions here

Bluechip Health Fund Fee Updates

20/11/2018

MedicalDirector is pleased to provide users with the latest Health Fund fees and rates. MedicalDirector continues to regularly liaise with Health Funds to get these updates to you as soon as they become available.

Please continue to check the corresponding dates in the table below on a regular basis for future updates.

MedicalDirector takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions. It is up to the practice to verify with the Health Funds directly that these rates and fees are correct.

Instructions for Download

Click here to view Step by Step instructions on how to download and update the fees you require (or download pdf document).

AHSA
ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Click here to download Click here to download Click here to download Click here to download
Click here to download Click here to download Click here to download Click here to download

Updated: November 2018

BUPA (HBA/MBF/NRMA/ SGIC/SGIO)
ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Click here to download Click here to download Click here to download Click here to download Click here to download Click here to download Click here to download Click here to download

Updated: August 2018

GMHBA, RACT, Budget Direct and Frank

Limited everyday and Fit Packages (Top &Ultra) only. For GMHBA Gap Saver Cover and Frank More Gap Cover for all states, refer to AHSA.

Click here to download

Updated: July 2016

HBF
HBF (Known Gap) HBF (No Gap)
Click here to download Click here to download

Updated: November 2018

HCF
HCF (Known Gap) HCF (No Gap)
Click here to download Click here to download

Updated: November 2018

Medibank Private
Click here to download

Updated: November 2018

Medibank Health Solutions
Click here to download

Updated: November 2018

MBF

Note: MBF Fees are now merged with BUPA-HBA-MBF

NIB
Click here to download

Updated: July 2018

St Luke's Health
Click here to download

Updated: November 2018

Third Party
ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Click here to download n/a

Updated: July 2016

WorkCover
ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
n/a n/a n/a Click here to download Click here to download n/a Click here to download Click here to download
Nov 2016 Nov 2016 July 2017 March 2018 July 2018 Nov 2016 July 2018 Dec 2017
Mildura District Hospital Fund
Click here to download

Updated: May 2017

TAC (Transport Accident Commission, Victoria)
Click here to download

Updated: November 2018

Bluechip November 2018 MBS (Addendum) & RMFS Fee Update

07/11/2018

MedicalDirector is pleased to announce the release of November 2018 MBS (Addendum) & RMFS fee update.

The following changes will take effect from 1st November 2018  Read more.

DOWNLOAD (7.7 MB)

For instructions on updating MBS & RMFS Fees please follow the instructions below.

Instructions:

Click here for detailed instructions or follow the steps below.

  1. To obtain the November 2018 MBS (Addendum) & RMFS fee update, click on the ‘Download’ button above.
  2. When prompted to ‘Run’, ‘Save’ or ‘Cancel’, select ‘Run’. If you are prompted with a ‘Security Warning’, please select ‘Run’.
  3. When the installation welcome screen launches, click on ‘Next’ to proceed.
  4. Click on ‘Install’ to begin the installation.
  5. When the installation completes, click on ‘Finish’. The ‘BC Fee Update’ screen will be launched.
  6. Click on the ‘Update Now’ button.
    PLEASE NOTE: The ‘Update Now’ button only needs to be applied once on any computer. If you have already performed this step on another computer, click the ‘Close’ button.

The November 2018 MBS (Addendum) & RMFS fee update will be loaded into Bluechip and will automatically activate from 1st November 2018. When the process completes, click the ‘Close’ button.

If you experience any problems applying this update, please contact MedicalDirector Customer Care on 1300 300 161 or log an online support enquiry.

Bluechip Fee Activator 2.0.13.1

01/11/2016

DOWNLOAD (7.31 MB)

This is the fee activator for Bluechip versions 2.8 and above. Bluechip Fee Activator 2.0.13.1 is a required prerequisite to Bluechip MBS & RMFS Fee Update and must be installed in the server or standalone prior to the Fee Update.

Instructions to download:

  1. Click Download button on the right for the BC Fee Activator file BCFeeActivator_2.0.13.1_Setup.exe.
  2. When prompted to ‘Run’, ‘Save’ or ‘Cancel’ the application, select ‘Run‘. The application will download to your computer and immediately run.
  3. You may be prompted for a ‘Security Warning’ message. If so, please select ‘Run‘.
  4. When the BC Fee Activator launches, click the ‘Next‘ button to proceed. The installation proceeds and the progress is displayed.
  5. When the installation has completed, click the ‘Finish‘ button.

Bluechip Day Surgery Updates

11/10/2018

MedicalDirector is pleased to announce the release of the July 2018 update for MedicalDirector Bluechip Day Surgery. MedicalDirector strongly recommends that you apply updates when they become available – this update is valid from July 2018.

NSW - Bluechip Day Surgery

1 July 2018

This update is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for year 2018-19. The changes include:

  1. Update to the Hospitals table to include new data from New South Wales Health (Hospital Code) and Commonwealth (Provider Number)
  2. Patient ‘Sex’ expanded to Male, Female, Other and Unknown

For detailed list of all changes covered by this update please refer to July 2018 Release Notes for NSW.

Instructions:

  1. Click on Download button
  2. When prompted, select the option to ‘Save’ the update file to your computer
  3. Select a location on your computer to save and download the update when ready
  4. Please contact MedicalDirector 1300 300 161 (option 2) to schedule an installation time for this update Download(5.4 MB)
ACT - Bluechip Day Surgery

1 July 2018

There have been no changes for July 2018-2019

1 July 2017

This update is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for year 2017-18. The changes include:

  1. ICD-10-AM updated to the latest version 10
  2. Changes to HCP based extracts to reflect new ICD-10-AM Version 10
  3. Grouper interface upgraded for AR-DRG V9.0 and 3M CGS Version 2017.1
  4. New Health Fund ‘myOwn’ added to the list of health funds

For detailed list of all changes covered by this update please refer to July 2017 Release Notes for ACT.

Instructions:

  1. Click on Download button
  2. When prompted, select the option to ‘Save’ the update file to your computer
  3. Select a location on your computer to save and download the update when ready
  4. Please contact MedicalDirector 1300 300 161 (option 2) to schedule an installation time for this updateDownload(7.4 MB)
QLD - Bluechip Day Surgery

1 July 2018

This update is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for year 2018-19. The changes include:

  1. Redefined third gender option as “Other”
  2. Adds option for “Residential Psychiatric Facility” for transfers and referrals.
  3. Updated table of Queensland Hospitals used for transfers.

For detailed list of all changes covered by this update please refer to July 2018 Release Notes for QLD.

Instructions:

  1. Click on Download button
  2. When prompted, select the option to ‘Save’ the update file to your computer
  3. Select a location on your computer to save and download the update when ready
  4. Please contact MedicalDirector 1300 300 161 (option 2) to schedule an installation time for this update Download(5.5 MB)
WA - Bluechip Day Surgery

1 July 2018

There have been no changes for July 2018-2019

1 July 2017

This update is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for year 2017-18. The changes include:

  1. ICD-10-AM updated to the latest version 10
  2. Changes to HCP based extracts to reflect new ICD-10-AM Version 10
  3. Grouper interface upgraded for AR-DRG V9.0 and 3M CGS Version 2017.1
  4. New Health Fund ‘myOwn’ added to the list of health funds

For detailed list of all changes covered by this update please refer to July 2017 Release Notes for WA.

Instructions:

  1. Click on Download button
  2. When prompted, select the option to ‘Save’ the update file to your computer
  3. Select a location on your computer to save and download the update when ready
  4. Please contact MedicalDirector 1300 300 161 (option 2) to schedule an installation time for this updateDownload(4.7 MB)
VIC - Bluechip Day Surgery

11 October 2018

This update is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for year 2018-19. The changes include:

  1. Update Hospitals to include more Hospital Provider Numbers
  2. Update to DSV Episodes for AHPRA registration numbers (13 char)
  3. Change to the definitions of domain Sex values.
  4. Updates it PRS/2 extracts to report new items; Procedural list’s registration number and Unit Code on admission / discharge
  5. Removes reporting of Procedural list ID for PRS/2 extracts as optional until July 2019

For detailed list of all changes covered by this update please refer to October 2018 Release Notes for VIC.

Instructions:

  1. Click on Download button
  2. When prompted, select the option to ‘Save’ the update file to your computer
  3. Select a location on your computer to save and download the update when ready
  4. Please contact MedicalDirector 1300 300 161 (option 2) to schedule an installation time for this update Download(4.8 MB)
SA - Bluechip Day Surgery

29 August 2018

This update is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for year 2018-19. The changes include:

  • Update of the Postcode to SLA table to include new suburbs
  • Ability to record patient’s Next of Kin added via button in the Demographics tab of the Episodes form.
  • Updated table of Victorian Hospitals used for transfers.
  • ISAAC Extract in Format 755

For detailed list of all changes covered by this update please refer to August 2018 Release Notes for SA.

Instructions:

  1. Click on Download button
  2. When prompted, select the option to ‘Save’ the update file to your computer
  3. Select a location on your computer to save and download the update when ready
  4. Please contact MedicalDirector 1300 300 161 (option 2) to schedule an installation time for this update Download (5.4 MB)