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MyMedicare update for Clinical and Pracsoft

Department of Health and Aged Care (DoHAC) and Services Australia have been engaging with the sector, including the Medical Software Vendors Industry Association (MSIA), to agree the design specifications for integration of the MyMedicare initiative with patient management software.

While we wait for the specifications, we’ve developed the following interim solutions:

A New MyMedicare Registration Template: We have implemented a template to minimise the impact on patient registration. When you want to register patients for MyMedicare, we have created a form that will auto-populate to help streamline your workflow. These templates can now be accessed in Letterwriter by simply searching for ‘MyMedicare’ under the ‘Supplied’ tab. 

A New MyMedicare Registration (check box)In the upcoming MedicalDirector Pracsoft 4.3 release, there will be a check box to identify your patients who are registered with MyMedicare.

Note: This will require a manual updating of the field using information from Services Australia.

Smart Visual Dashboards: There will soon be new metrics added to our Smart Visual Dashboards in an update which will help support your practice in identifying patients who are eligible for MyMedicare, along with those who will get the most value from joining the program. Get your practice started with Smart Visual Dashboards.

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Telstra Health is consistently engaging with representatives from the Department, Services Australia, and our industry association to emphasise the urgency of progressing this work as quickly as possible.