Adding and Updating Medicare Items

Notes on MBS File Format

Due to a change in file formats provided by Medicare, the MBS fee schedule now needs to be loaded into Zedmed as an XML file. The XML fee schedule can only be loaded into Zedmed on Version 24 or above.

  1. Go to www.zedmed.com.au

  2. Click the 'Login' button at the top right-hand corner

  3. Sign into the Client Login portal with your Username and Password

If you don't have an account, you can create one by clicking 'Request an Account'

  1. Navigate to Client Login Area → Fee File Updates

  2. Click on the Year → Month

  3. Locate the Updated MBS file

  4. Right- click on the file

  5. Select Save link as

Pre-check
MBS Fee file must be downloaded from the Zedmed website see How to download the MBS Fee file from online

  1. Navigate to Zedmed Office → Management → Practise Setup→ Items

  2. Click Update/Load MBS Fees

  3. Select Existing MBS/AMA Items

  4. Change the Price effective from date to the first date of the month (i.e. MBS Jan 20 will be 01/01/2020)(see screenshot #1 below)

  5. Click Update

  6. Click No in the Warning window (see screenshot #2 below)

  7. Click Update again (This will open file explorer)

  8. Navigate to the location of the MBS File on the computer

  9. Drop down the 'Files Type' box and select XML files(see screenshot #3 below)

  10. Double click on the MBS file to run

  11. This will update the Medicare Items in Zedmed

 

Pre-check

MBS Fee file must be downloaded from the Zedmed website see How to download the MBS Fee file from online

  1. Navigate to Zedmed Office → Management → Practise Setup→ Items

  2. Select Upload Load MBS Fees

  3. Click Load MBS/AMA Item by Criteria

  4. Enter the item number in the Item Number field

  5. Click Load Item (This will open file explorer)

  6. Navigate to the location of the MBS File on the computer

  7. Drop down the 'Files Type' box and select XML files

  8. Double click on the MBS file to run

  9. Enter short description

  10. Click Continue

  11. Repeat steps 7 to 12 to add another item number

  12. Close

Pre-check

MBS Fee file must be downloaded from the Zedmed website see How to download the MBS Fee file from online

  1. Zedmed Office > Management> Practise Setup

  2. Items > Load MBS/AMA Item By Criteria

  3. Category - select from the drop down list

  4. Select Group (optional)

  5. Click Load 

  6. Browse to the location of the MBS file and double click to open

  7. Enter short description (optional)

  8. Close