By March 2022, Medicare will migrate vendor integrations to a new web services model. The aim of this move is to modernise the platform, ensure higher security standards and provide for a more scalable method of processing transactions.
This will mean that software vendors currently integrated to Medicare via legacy adaptor technology will need to develop new integrations, re-test, re-certify and deploy the new integration across their software suite.
The following channels will migrate to web services:
Additionally, the process for enabling healthcare providers for online claiming via software vendors will change. Either software vendors or provider associated organisations - community clinics, hospitals, private practices - will need to specifically activate each practice location in PRODA and associate it with a particular software package.
What does this mean for software vendors?
Increased security requirements - the Medicare web services migration comes with increased security requirements that a software vendor must or should - depending on requirement - attest to, including:
Redevelopment of the integration - the current Medicare integration is based on adapter technology which will be incompatible with the new web services. Software vendors will need to re-integrate, re-test and re-certify with Medicare. With this integration a new software vendor agreement is required.
How can Medipass help?
Instead of integrating directly to each payment and funding solution, software vendors can integrate to Medipass to enable a range of payment and claim options. That means less development effort for you as software developer as well as more features for your customers.
Ready to integrate with the new Medicare web services while reducing your development effort? Get in touch with the Medipass team today.
About Medipass - Medipass is a health payment platform helping software developers and health practitioners deliver a simpler claim and payment experience. Medipass is the official Claim and Payment Partner of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and a Fintech Organisation of the Year finalist at the Finnies 2019.