Pracsoft Updates

MBS & DVA Fee Updates

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1 July, 2020

The July, 2020 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) file is available to download.  It includes changes to all diagnostic imaging services, mental health and well-being video conferencing consultations. 

This update includes the MBS fees, and the DVA fees that were released on 1 July, 2020.

MBS and DVA Fee Update (453KB EXE)

View instructions on how to update new MBS fees

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I perform this update while people at the practice are working on Pracsoft?
A. Yes, you can do the upgrade at any time and it will not impact anyone currently working on Pracsoft. The upgrade will be applied automatically and instantly for all Pracsoft users.

Q. Do I have to apply this update on all my computers at the practice?
A. You only need to run this upgrade on one computer and this can be any machine in the practice, no need to do it on the server.

Q. How can I confirm the upgrade has worked?
A. You can check one of the updated item numbers against the new price values provided on http://www.mbsonline.gov.au and https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fees-schedules.

Q. Will this upgrade overwrite my custom or health fund item numbers?
A. No, this will only update the fees in the MBS schedule that have been updated by Medicare, it will not alter any other custom or health fund fees you may have.

Any Fees Columns that have been generated by the surgery that include formulas will need to be recalculated.

Q: Will this update remove Deleted MBS Items?
A. No, deleted items have not been removed from the attached fee list for practices that require retrospective billing. Click to learn how to delete MBS fees

Q: Will this update change amended fee descriptions?
A. No, this update will not update amended fee descriptions. Click to learn how to modify MBS fees 

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.

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