Bluechip Product Updates

Bluechip MBS & RMFS November 2017 Fee Update

1 November 2017

MedicalDirector is pleased to announce the release of November 2017 MBS and RMFS fee update.

The following changes will take effect from 1 November 2017. Read more.

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

Instructions:

Click here for detailed instructions or follow the steps below.

  1. To obtain the November 2017 MBS & RMFS fee update, click on the 'Download' button on the right.
  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 2017 MBS and RMFS fee update will be loaded into Bluechip and will automatically activate from 1 November 2017. 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 2.11 Release

4th of October 2017

We are pleased to provide your practice with the fresh features of the MedicalDirector Bluechip 2.11 Release now available for download.

DOWNLOAD (634 MB)

Benefits of applying the MedicalDirector Bluechip 2.11 Release
  • In Hospital Claiming (IHC) with Eclipse now available allowing private hospitals and Day Surgeries to submit a claim in relation to the patient's hospital stay. New reports including In Hospital Claim Payment Report and In Hospital Claim Processing Report are also now available.
  • Online Eligibility Checking (OEC) with Eclipse now available allowing hospitals, day-surgeries and health professionals (practitioners) to check the out-of-pocket expenses (excess, exclusions, and co-payments) associated with the patient’s hospital episode, and the Medicare and private health insurer benefits payable for the medical services.
  • Appointment Book enhancements including showing the default appointment slot size in the Appointment Book for all practitioners and displaying Practitioners in a group in alphabetical order.
  • Support for Multiple IMC ORG (Fund Payee) IDs to allow easier IMC claiming.
  • Permissions have been added for managing the adding, editing, and deleting of letters in patient records.
  • Improved application performance and error reporting.
  • Partner integration with Surgical Partners, a Financial Management Platform which integrates with Blue Chip’s transactional data and major accounting packages, allowing medical practices to address common challenges including:
    • Manual entry of practice revenue and balance sheet data into accounting systems
    • Reconciling practice bank accounts with recorded receipts
    • Splitting of Practitioner Billings into Practice Share and Practitioner Share for contracted clinicians.

For a full detailed list of all modifications and enhancements, please refer to the MedicalDirector Bluechip 2.11 Release Notes.

Prerequisites
  • The MedicalDirector Bluechip release 2.11 is full release and can only be installed over BC 2.9.xx or higher. If you currently have a version older than BC 2.9, or cannot install the release, please contact the MedicalDirector Customer Care team by logging an online enquiry or call 1300 300 161.
  • Please Note: MedicalDirector Bluechip is now upgraded to be compatible with MS.NET Framework 4.5.2 If you are upgrading from versions below BC 2.10, you may be prompted to download the .NET update via a link to the Microsoft Website.
Instructions:
  • Click Download button.
  • When prompted, select the option to 'Save' the update file to your computer. Do NOT select the option to 'Run' the file at this time.
  • Select a location on your computer to save and download the update when ready.
  • Please log out of MedicalDirector Bluechip to perform this update.
    Note:

    • This update must be performed on your Server computer first and then on all workstation computers.
    • In a Terminal Server environment it is only necessary to perform the installation on the Server computer.
  • Navigate to the location where you downloaded the update, open the file and double-click on the MedicalDirector_Blue_Chip_2.11.5.exe to initiate the file extractor. If prompted (depending on your computer's security settings), please continue by allowing this file to make changes. Click 'Yes' or 'Run' button to proceed.
  • Click 'Setup' button on the file extractor prompt. The MedicalDirector Blue Chip installer will open automatically once the file extraction has finished.
  • To complete the setup please follow the steps provided in MedicalDirector Bluechip Install Shield Wizard.

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

Bluechip Health Fund Fee Updates

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).

ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
AHSA 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 2017
BUPA
(HBA/MBF/NRMA/
SGIC/SGIO)
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 2017
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 (No Gap) Click here to download
Updated: November 2017
HBF (Known Gap) Click here to download
Updated: November 2017
HCF (No Gap) Click here to download
Updated: November 2017
HCF (Known Gap) Click here to download
Updated: November 2017
Medibank Private Click here to download
Updated: November 2017
Medibank Health Solutions Click here to download
Updated: July 2016
MBF Note: MBF Fees are now merged with BUPA-HBA-MBF
NIB Click here to download
Updated: November 2017
St Luke's Health Click here to download
November 2017
Third Party n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Click here to download n/a
Updated: July 2016
WorkCover 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 Nov 2016 July 2017 Nov 2016 July 2017 Dec 2017
Mildura District Hospital Fund Click here to download
Updated: May 2017
TAC (Transport Accident Commission, Victoria) Click here to download
Updated: Novermber 2017

Bluechip Fee Activator 2.0.13.1

1st of November 2016

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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

MedicalDirector is pleased to announce the release of the July 2017 update for MedicalDirector Bluechip Day Surgery. MedicalDirector strongly recommends that you apply updates when they become available – this update is valid from July 2017.