Medicare Number Import

Patient Medicare numbers can be imported directly from files provided by Medicare Australia.

Patients are identified by Family Name, First Name, Second Initial, Date of Birth and Sex for the update of Medicare numbers. Expiry dates are then updated according to Medicare number.

Contact the Medicare Australia EDI Help Desk by phone on 1300 550 115 to request the supply of Medicare patient data.

To run the import simply select menu File > Import Medicare Number File and follow the on screen instructions.

Details of patients in the import files that could not be identified and those with duplicate (non-unique) Medicare numbers can be reported at the end of the import process.