Bluechip Updates

November 2019 MBS and DVA fee updates

6 November, 2019

MedicalDirector is pleased to provide the November 2019 MBS fee and DVA fee updates.

The following changes will take effect from 1st of November 2019.

November 2019 MBS and DVA Fee Update (7.3MB)

Instructions to update MBS and DVA Fees in Bluechip:

  1. Download the “November 2019 MBS and DVA fee update” above.
  2. When prompted select Run. If you are prompted with a ‘Security Warning’, click to proceed.
  3. When the installation welcome screen launches, click on Next to proceed.
  4. Click on Install to begin the installation.
  5. When the installation is completed, click on Finish.
  6. The BC Fee Update screen will be launched, click on the Update Now button

PLEASE NOTE: This following update only needs to be applied once on any computer.

Click here for detailed instructions.

PLEASE NOTE: This following update only needs to be applied once on any computer.

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

Bluechip 3.18.0 Release

25 July, 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The backup/restore utilities have been superseded, which means all users will now need to use a new utility to back up and restore data.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

As part of your Bluechip subscription,  we provide you with the latest Health Fund fee schedules. The various fee schedules for Health Funds are not always readily available, which means we regularly have to check the various health funds to get these updates and then create a format that may be imported into your Bluechip software.

We recommend you view the current status and the date the fees are effective from to ensure you have the latest versions.

If your Health Fund has supplied you with an updated file, and this is not identified as In progress, please email these files to customercare@medicaldirector.com to ensure they get prioritised.

To verify your fees please review the various Health Funds directly.

Instructions for Download

View the  Step by Step instructions on how to download and update the fees you require.

Health fund Download Status Effective From
AHSA ACT Fees Current 1 November 2019
NSW Fees Current 1 November 2019
NT Fees Current 1 November 2019
QLD Fees Current 1 November 2019
SA Fees Current 1 November 2019
TAS Fees Current 1 November 2019
VIC Fees Current 1 November 2019
WA Fees Current 1 November 2019
BUPA (HBA/MBF/NRMA/ SGIC/SGIO) ACT Fees Current 1 November 2019
NSW Fees Current 1 November 2019
NT Fees Current 1 November 2019
QLD Fees Current 1 November 2019
SA Fees Current 1 November 2019
TAS Fees Current 1 November 2019
VIC Fees Current 1 November 2019
WA Fees Current 1 November 2019
BUPA ADF Download Fees Last updated 1 June 2019
GU Health
ACT Fees Current 1 November 2019
NSW Fees Current 1 November 2019
NT Fees Current 1 November 2019
QLD Fees Current 1 November 2019
SA Fees Current 1 November 2019
TAS Fees Current 1 November 2019
VIC Fees Current 1 November 2019
WA Fees Current 1 November 2019
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.
Download Fees Current 1 November 2019
HBF Known Gap Fees Current 1 November 2019
No Gap Fees Current 1 November 2019
HCF Known Gap Fees Current 1 November 2019
No Gap Fees Current 1 November 2019
Medibank Private Download Fees Current 1 November 2019
Medibank Health Solutions Download Fees Last updated 1 March 2019
Mildura District Hospital Fund Download Fees Current 1 November 2019
NIB Download Fees Current 1 November 2019
St Luke’s Health Download Fees Current 1 November 2019
TAC (Transport Accident Commission, Victoria) Download Fees Current 1 November 2019
WorkCover QLD Fees Current 1 November 2019
SA Fees Last updated 1 July 2019
VIC Fees Current 1 November 2019
WA Fees Last updated 1 December 2017

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

Bluechip Fee Activator 2.0.13.1

1 November, 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

21 August, 2019

We are pleased to announce the release of the July 2019 update for MedicalDirector Bluechip Day Surgery,  this update is valid from 1st of July 2019 and is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for year 2019-20.

NSW - Bluechip Day Surgery

21 August 2019

Download (5.6MB ZIP)

This update is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for year 2019-20. The changes include:

  1. Updated Diseases and Procedures tables in DS Data to ICD10-AM-V11
  2. Updated headers in HCP and PHDB extracts to reflect changes to code tables
  3. Updated HCP extract to report Mental Health Status as “9” and DRG version 10 as “AO”
  4. Updated National Private Patients Hospital Claim Form for 2019
  5. Updated Same Day Certificate (HC21) for 2019 legislation

For detailed list of all changes and installation instructions refer to the MedicalDirector Bluechip Day Surgery July 2019 Update for New South Wales.

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

ACT - Bluechip Day Surgery

21 August 2019

Download (6.7MB ZIP)

This update is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for year 2019-20. The changes include:

  1. Updated ICD10-AM tables to V11
  2. Updated HCP based extracts to reflect new ICD10 version
  3. Fixed problem with HCP extracts including morphology codes and/or leaving blanks in extract
  4. Updated National Private Patients Hospital Claim Form for 2019
  5. Updated National Private Hospital Form to show Mental Health Status as “9”
  6. Updated Same Day Certificate for 2019 legislation
  7. Updated Grouper interface to support 3M CGS 2019.1 and DRG version 10

For detailed list of all changes covered by this update please refer to July 2019 Release Notes for ACT.

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

QLD - Bluechip Day Surgery

21 August 2019

Download (5.3MB ZIP)

This update is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for year 2019-20. The changes include:

  1. Updated Diseases and Procedure tables in DSQ Data to ICD10-AM-11
  2. Updated all HCP based extracts to reflect changes to ICD10-AM
  3. Fixed bug in HCP based extracts that could leave blanks in Diagnosis portion of extract
  4. Updated National Private Patients Hospital Claim Form for 2019
  5. National Private Patient Hospital Claim form shows Mental Health Status as “9”
  6. Updated Same Day Certificate for 2019 legislation
  7. Updated to support DRG version 10

For detailed list of all changes and installation instructions refer to the MedicalDirector Bluechip Day Surgery July 2019 Update for Queensland.

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

WA - Bluechip Day Surgery

21 August 2019

Download (4.6MB ZIP)

This update is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for year 2019-20. The changes include:

  1. Updated ICD10-AM tables to V11
  2. Updated HCP based extracts to reflect new ICD10 version 11
  3. Updated HCP extract to report Mental Health Status as “9” and DRG version 10 as “A”
  4. Fixed PHDB extracts to include all patient details
  5. Updated National Private Patients Hospital Claim Form for 2019
  6. Updated Same Day Certificate for 2019 legislation
  7. Upgraded Grouper interface to report coding post 30th June 2019

For detailed list of all changes and installation instructions refer to the MedicalDirector Bluechip Day Surgery July 2019 Update for Western Australia.

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

VIC - Bluechip Day Surgery

21 August 2019

Download (4.8MB ZIP)

This update is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for year 2019-20. The changes include:

  1. Updated Diseases and Procedure tables in DSV Data to ICD10-AM-11
  2. Updated headers in HCP and PHDB extracts to reflect changes to code tables
  3. Updated HCP extracts to reflect Mental Health status “9” and DRG version 10 as “AO”
  4. Change PHDB extract to include patient details
  5. Add new Accommodation Type ‘H” to options for Accommodation Type on Separation (Discharge tab)
  6. Updated National Private Patients Hospital Claim Form for 2019
  7. Updated Same Day Certificate for 2019 legislation
  8. Removed redundant ‘Other’ page from Episodes form and moved Additional Admission Items button to Admissions page
  9. Updated support for Grouper 3M CSG 2019.1

For detailed list of all changes and installation instructions refer to the MedicalDirector Bluechip Day Surgery July 2019 Update for Victoria.

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

SA - Bluechip Day Surgery

3 December 2019

Download (6.1MB ZIP)

This update is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for year 2019-20. The changes include:

  1. Updated ICD10-AM tables to V11
  2. Updated HCP based extracts to reflect new ICD10 version
  3. Fixed problem with HCP extracts including morphology codes and/or leaving blanks in extract
  4. Updated National Private Patients Hospital Claim Form for 2019
  5. Updated Same Day Certificate for 2019 legislation
  6. Updated Grouper interface to support 3M CGS 2019.1 and DRG version 10
  7. Corrected errors in the ISAAC 1827 format extract
  8. Removed dropdown for year in ISAAC Control log
  9. Corrects error in the data export to ISAAC for episodes dated after 30/06/19. “Contract provider hospital patient unit number”

For a detailed list of all changes and installation instructions refer to the MedicalDirector Bluechip Day Surgery December 2019 Update for South Australia.

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