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Bluechip Updates

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What’s New in Bluechip

  • IHC Results window now includes Patient’s Fund Status and Claim Assessment details.
  • The Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) Transaction ID is now visible on the In Hospital Claim Receipt screen.
  • The IHC request screen now has 5 new fields.
  • The Medicare Australia window now includes a Medicare ID column.

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Bluechip MBS & DVA Fee Updates

An update to the July 2024 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) file is available to download below and now includes new Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) fees.

The DVA fee notes for July 2024 are available here, including the item numbers and fees for health services provided to members of the veteran community. 

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

Download Update

In case you missed it: From 1 July 2024 there were several changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). Read the full details on the MBS website.

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 4.1 Upgrade Webinars

For IT Providers

For Bluechip Users

I’m on a version below 3.19

If you are looking to upgrade to the latest version of Bluechip (version 4.1) and are not currently on version 3.19 or higher, you will need to make several jumps before you are able to do so.

For practices on version 2.8, you will need to upgrade to 2.10, then 2.12 and then 3.19 before jumping to version 4.1.

For practices currently on version 2.9, you will be required to upgrade to 2.11, 3.18, and either 3.19 or 4.0 before progressing to 4.1

Version Help Files Download Links
2.8 View Release Notes Download Update File
2.9 View Release Notes Download Update File
2.10 Download Update File
2.11 View Release Notes Download Update File
2.12 View Release Notes Download Update File
3.18 View Release Notes Download Update File
3.19 Download Update File
4.0 View Release Notes Download Update File
4.1 View Release Notes Download Update File

 

IMPORTANT: Please ensure your IT/upgrade team is aware of the above. If you experience any issues in upgrading your Bluechip software, please contact our support team for assistance with this by clicking below.

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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 2024
NSW Fees Current 1 July 2024
NT Fees Current 1 July 2024
QLD Fees Current 1 July 2024
SA Fees Current 1 July 2024
TAS Fees Current 1 July 2024
VIC Fees Current 1 July 2024
WA Fees Current 1 July 2024
BUPA (HBA/MBF/NRMA/ SGIC/SGIO)

Known Gap Fees Current 1 July 2024
No Gap Fees Current 1 July 2024
BUPA ADF BUPA ADF Current 1 July 2024
GU Health
ACT Fees Current 1 July 2024
NSW Fees Current 1 July 2024
NT Fees Current 1 July 2024
QLD Fees Current 1 July 2024
SA Fees Current 1 July 2024
TAS Fees Current 1 July 2024
VIC Fees Current 1 July 2024
WA Fees Current 1 July 2024
HBF (WA Only – All other states use AHSA) Provider Choice Current 1 July 2024
Fully Covered Current 1 July 2024
HCF

Known Gap Fees Current 1 July 2024
No Gap Fees Current 1 July 2024
Medibank Private/AHM Download Fees Current 1 July 2024
Medibank Health Solutions Download Fees Last Updated 1 March 2019
Mildura District Hospital Fund Download Fees Current 1 July 2024
NIB Download Fees Current 1 July 2024
St Luke’s Health Download Fees Current 1 July 2024
TAC (Transport Accident Commission, Victoria) Download Fees Current 1 July 2024
WorkCover WorkCover QLD Fees Current 1 December 2023
ReturnToWork SA Fees Current 1 July 2024
WorkSafe VIC Fees In Progress 1 March 2024
WA Fees In Progress 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 2022 update for MedicalDirector Bluechip Day Surgery, this update is valid from 1st of July 2022 and is intended to satisfy all the statutory reporting requirements for the year 2022-2023.

State Download Status Effective From
ACT ACT – Bluechip Day Surgery (12.00.01) Current 1 July 2022
NSW NSW – Bluechip Day Surgery (18.01.03) Current 1 July 2022
QLD QLD – Bluechip Day Surgery (14.01.03) Current 1 July 2022
QLD (Multi-location) QLD – Bluechip Day Surgery (02.00.02) Current 1 July 2022
SA SA – Bluechip Day Surgery (16.01.03) Current 1 July 2022
VIC VIC – Bluechip Day Surgery (17.04.08) Current 1 July 2023
WA WA – Bluechip Day Surgery (14.00.01) Current 1 July 2022

 

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.