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Current requirements for printing forms suspended due to COVID-19

Services Australia is soon to advise that the mandatory requirement to physically print forms for patients will be suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The following forms will be exempt from current mandatory printing requirements:

  • Bulk Bill Assignment Advice (DB4 form)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Printed Statements (D1216S)
  • In-patient Medical Claim (IMC) Patient Claim Consent and Declaration
  • Lodgement Advice
  • Patient Claim Interactive (PCI) Statement
  • Online Eligibility Check (OEC) Disclaimer
  • Statement of Claim and Benefit Payment 
  • Pathology Combined Request form – Patient Claiming
  • Simplified Billing Assignment Claim form

These forms should be signed, printed, stored or sent electronically where possible. There will be no audits conducted during this period. 

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