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Bluechip Updates

Bluechip MBS & DVA Fee Updates

An updated July, 2022 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) file is now available to download below. 

From 1 July 2022 there will be a number of changes to the MBS. These changes include implement the Government’s response to recommendations form the MBS Review Taskforce (the Taskforce) regarding pain management, anaesthesia, gynaecological and midwifery services. There will also be changes to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation services and a fee alignment for GP and OMP telehealth and telephone services.

This new fee file includes the two new Covid Visit related item numbers 93716 and 93717 made available on 19-07-2022. Read the full details on the MBS website.

If your practice has disabled MAU, please follow the instructions below.

Download Update

Instructions to update MBS and DVA Fees in Bluechip:

  1. Download the 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.

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

Bluechip Microsoft Word Update

As you may have experienced Bluechip has been impacted by a recent forced Microsoft Word (MS Word) update. This update makes changes to registry settings and has impacted MS Word from being opened within the Bluechip software.

Our Support Team have invested hundreds of hours helping customers make changes to their registry settings to circumnavigate this problem. However, the most recent update for MS Word is overriding these changes, this means making the registry changes is no longer a feasible solution.

Our development team are working directly with Microsoft to find a permanent solution, this is being treated as the highest priority by both parties. We will update you here as soon as we have an update.

If you still need MS Word in the interim, you can make this happen by simply changing your Bluechip settings to open MS Word externally. This will allow Word to be utilized outside of Bluechip rather than within the Bluechip window. Although Word opens externally using this setting, it still allows for documents to be saved within Bluechip and shared or printed as usual. The instructions for changing this setting can be viewed here.

If you already have an open case for this issue, you are not required to take any further action. However, if you do NOT have an open case, simply head to the below link to log a case, be sure to include ‘Bluechip MS Word Issue’ in the description.

Log A Case

Helpful Hint: Our Support Team will be relying on the same Bluechip page for updates from our development team and Microsoft, so please make the most of these updates being shared publicly to avoid waiting unnecessarily for support.

Upgrade to the latest version of Bluechip

Learn more and upgrade today

What’s New in Bluechip

  • Order your clinicians in the appointment book to better suit your practice preferences
  • Hide inactive accounts in patients files
  • New DVA Allied Health online claiming functionality
  • Multi-Voucher submissions
  • Feedback functionality within Bluechip
  • Ability to utilise modern versions of SQL Server and Server OS

What’s New in Clinical

  • Two additional custom template buttons on the patient dashboard, allowing you to create your favourite template shortcuts
  • Switch seamlessly between Pracsoft/Bluechip and Clinical, with a single click
  • Collaborate more efficiently within your practice with new functionality in Messenger
  • Ability to re-print lost pathology requests
  • Ability to search for deceased patients and recalls for inactive patients

Learn more and upgrade today

Bluechip 3.20.0+ HealthPoint Allied Health Fund Fee Template

Instructions for Download

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

Download Status Effective From
Acupuncture Current 1 July 2020
Chiropractor Current 1 July 2020
Dietitian Current 1 July 2020
Exercise Physiology Current 1 July 2020
Dentist Current 1 July 2020
Massage Therapist Current 1 July 2020
Myotherapist Current 1 July 2020
Naturopath Current 1 July 2020
Occupational Therapist Current 1 July 2020
Optometrist Current 1 July 2020
Osteopath Current 1 July 2020
Physiotherapist Current 1 July 2020
Podiatrist Current 1 July 2020
Psychologist Current 1 July 2020
Speech Pathologist Current 1 July 2020

 

Bluechip 3.19 DVA Allied Health Fees

Instructions for Download

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

Download Status Effective From
Chiropractic Current 1 October 2019
Clinical Psychology Current 1 March 2020
Dental Current 1 October 2019
Diabetes Current 1 October 2019
Dietetics Current 1 October 2019
Mental Health Current 1 March 2020
Neuropsychology Current 1 October 2019
Occupation Therapy Current 1 October 2019
Optical Current 1 October 2019
Optometrical Current 1 October 2019
Orthoptics Current 1 October 2019
Orthotics Current 1 October 2019
Osteopathy Current 1 October 2019
Physiology Current 1 October 2019
Physiotherapy Current 1 October 2019
Podiatry Current 1 October 2019
Psychology Current 1 March 2020
Social Work Current 1 October 2019
Speech Pathology Current 1 October 2019

 

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 July 2022
NSW Fees Current 1 July 2022
NT Fees Current 1 July 2022
QLD Fees Current 1 July 2022
SA Fees Current 1 July 2022
TAS Fees Current 1 July 2022
VIC Fees Current 1 July 2022
WA Fees Current 1 July 2022
BUPA (HBA/MBF/NRMA/ SGIC/SGIO)

Known Gap Fees Current 1 July 2022
No Gap Fees Current 1 July 2022
BUPA ADF BUPA ADF Current 1 July 2022
GU Health
ACT Fees Current 1 July 2022
NSW Fees Current 1 July 2022
NT Fees Current 1 July 2022
QLD Fees Current 1 July 2022
SA Fees Current 1 July 2022
TAS Fees Current 1 July 2022
VIC Fees Current 1 July 2022
WA Fees Current 1 July 2022
HBF (WA Only – All other states use AHSA) Known Gap Fees Current 1 July 2022
No Gap Fees Current 1 July 2022
HCF

Known Gap Fees Current 1 July 2022
No Gap Fees Current 1 July 2022
Medibank Private/AHM Download Fees Current 1 July 2022
Medibank Health Solutions Download Fees Last updated 1 March 2019
Mildura District Hospital Fund Download Fees Current 1 July 2022
NIB Download Fees Current 1 July 2022
St Luke’s Health Download Fees Current 1 July 2022
TAC (Transport Accident Commission, Victoria) Download Fees Current 1 July 2022
WorkCover WorkCover QLD Fees Last updated 1 March 2022
ReturnToWork SA Fees Current 1 July 2022
WorkSafe VIC Fees Current 1 July 2022
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

We are pleased to announce the release of the July 2020 update for MedicalDirector Bluechip Day Surgery, this update is valid from 1st of July 2020 and is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for the year 2020-2021.

State Download Status Effective From
ACT ACT – Bluechip Day Surgery (11.05.01) Current 1 July 2020
NSW NSW – Bluechip Day Surgery (17.07.01) Current 1 July 2020
QLD QLD – Bluechip Day Surgery (13.07.01) Current 1 July 2020
SA SA – Bluechip Day Surgery (15.09.02) Current 1 July 2021
VIC VIC – Bluechip Day Surgery (15.06.01) Current 1 July 2020
WA WA – Bluechip Day Surgery (13.05.01) Current 1 July 2020

 

For a detailed list of all changes and installation instructions refer to the release notes available in the download file.

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.