Batch Types

 

A Batch Type governs the method of batching that will be used; Medicare Manual, Medicare Printed, or Company, as well as the addressee or debtor for all invoices that use the batch type. The addressee for a batch type will always be the same company, department, or individual.

Because MedicalDirector Blue Chip comes supplied with a number of standard batch types, you should only need to create a new batch type if you have decided to batch invoices to a specific company such as a Hospital or Health Fund, or if you wish to send your DVA hospital invoices in separate batches from DVA consultations.

If you intend to create a new Company batch type, you need to make sure that the company, department or individual you are going to nominate as the addressee for the batched invoices is already entered in MedicalDirector Blue Chip.

For example, if you intend to create a batch type called HCF (the invoices for which will all be addressed to the Health Fund, HCF) then you should search the list of Health Funds to see if HCF is already in your system. If it is not, you need to create a file for it before creating the batch type.

Once you have created a batch type, it must be applied to a class, which in turn can only be used for batched invoices of this type.

 

The Batch Setup window allows you to setup your batch types to be used in Billing.

 

Batch methods include:

o       Medicare Manual General Services (DB2GP)

o       Medicare Manual Specialist Services (DB2-OT)

o       Medicare Printed (DB4)

o       Company

o       Medicare Online Bulk Bill

o       Medicare Online DVA Streamlined

o       Medicare Online Patient Claim

o       Historical Impatient Medical Claiming (IMC)

o       ECLIPSE-IMC

 

Items of interest on this window

Batch Type

Displays the batch type

Batch Method

Displays the method assigned to this batch type. These methods are provided by default with MedicalDirector Blue Chip.

Name

Displays the name assigned to this batch type.

Items Per Invoice

Displays the number of items per invoice assigned to this batch type.

For Medicare Online the maximum number allowed is 14.

Invoices per batch

Displays the number of invoices per batch assigned to this batch type.

For Medicare Online the maximum number allowed is 80.

Default receipt type

Displays the default receipt type assigned to this batch type.

Location

Displays the location applied to this batch type.

Allows you to create a new batch type.

Allows you to delete a batch type.

Note: The batch type cannot be deleted once it has been assigned to a class and/or used in an account setup.

For batch types using either the Medicare Online Bulk Bill or Medicare Online DVA Streamlined method, the Configure Medicare Australia button is enabled. This button allows you to setup your Medicare Online settings.