Medicare and Health Funds updated fee schedules - 1st May 2019
Posted by Sinclair Hughes on 05 May 2019 10:36 PM
Medicare and many of the Health Funds have provided updates to their schedule of fees, of which there are a few new Items.
The list of Medicare items that have been modified is available from this link.
DO NOT IMPORT THE NEW SCHEDULE OF FEES UNTIL ALL SECRETARIES IN THE PRACTICE HAVE COMPLETED THEIR INVOICING FOR APRIL (or earlier).
Note that importing the schedule will not adjust the fees that each doctor chooses to charge.
To download and import the new Medicare and Health Funds rates file:
To download and import the DVA rates file:
The import process could take 15-20 minutes and can be completed while other staff are still using SPM - although as it may cause some slow-down the import process should ideally be performed when no-one is using SPM.
When a small message box appears saying that the import has been successful you can exit by clicking on the Cancel button.
Advanced instructions for configuring the Health Funds in SPM, importing the Rates.AUS file and updating the specialist's individual charges are available in this document