Formats for the exchange of electronic data

Information for software vendors who integrate claim information into the document formats required for the exchange of electronic data with us.

Vaccine codes for the AIR

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) vaccine code formats page lists vaccine codes for sending immunisation claims to the AIR using Internet Data Interchange (IDI).

AIR is incorporated into our online claiming Client Adaptor.

DVA veteran treatment accounts

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) serves members of Australia's veteran and Defence Force communities, war widows and widowers, and widows and dependents through programs of care, compensation, commemoration and Defence support services.

We provide processing services for veterans' treatment accounts. Veterans' treatment accounts billing is incorporated into the online claiming Client Adaptor.

Online claiming

The formats needed for online claiming are included in the online claiming Client Adaptor.

Unacceptable characters in ECLIPSE

When transmitting ECLIPSE In-patient Medical Claims (IMC), In Hospital Claims (IHC) or Online Eligibility Checks (OEC), certain characters will cause the transmission to fail.

For In-patient Medical Claims (IMC) and In Hospital Claims (IHC), the following special characters shouldn’t be used in the 'Service Text' or 'Text' field. If used, they’ll be replaced with a space.

Symbol Description
Euro sign
Single low-9 quotation mark
ƒ Latin small letter f with hook
Double low-9 quotation mark
Horizontal ellipsis
Dagger
Double dagger
ˆ Modifier letter circumflex accent
Per mille sign
Š Latin capital letter S with caron
Single left-pointing angle quotation
OE Latin capital ligature OE
Ž Latin capital letter Z with caron
Left single quotation mark
Right single quotation mark
Left double quotation mark
Right double quotation mark
Bullet
En dash
Em dash
˜ Small tilde
Trade mark sign
š Latin small letter S with caron
Single right-pointing angle quotation mark
oe Latin small ligature oe
ž Latin small letter z with caron
Ÿ Latin capital letter Y with diaeresis
  Non-breaking space
¡ Inverted exclamation mark
¢ Cent sign
£ Pound sign
¤ Currency sign
¥ Yen sign
¦ Pipe, Broken vertical bar
§ Section sign
¨ Spacing diaeresis - umlaut
© Copyright sign
ª Feminine ordinal indicator
« Left double angle quotes
¬ Not sign
  Soft hyphen
® Registered trade mark sign
¯ Spacing macron - overline
° Degree sign
± Plus-or-minus sign
² Superscript two - squared
³ Superscript three - cubed
´ Acute accent - spacing acute
μ Micro sign
Pilcrow sign - paragraph sign
· Middle dot - Georgian comma
¸ Spacing cedilla
¹ Superscript one
º Masculine ordinal indicator
» Right double angle quotes
¼ Fraction one quarter
½ Fraction one half
¾ Fraction three quarters
¿ Inverted question mark
À Latin capital letter A with grave
Á Latin capital letter A with acute
 Latin capital letter A with circumflex
à Latin capital letter A with tilde
Ä Latin capital letter A with diaeresis
Å Latin capital letter A with ring above
Æ Latin capital letter AE
Ç Latin capital letter C with cedilla
È Latin capital letter E with grave
É Latin capital letter E with acute
Ê Latin capital letter E with circumflex
Ë Latin capital letter E with diaeresis
Ì Latin capital letter I with grave
Í Latin capital letter I with acute
Î Latin capital letter I with circumflex
Ï Latin capital letter I with diaeresis
Ð Latin capital letter ETH
Ñ Latin capital letter N with tilde
Ò Latin capital letter O with grave
Ó Latin capital letter O with acute
Ô Latin capital letter O with circumflex
Õ Latin capital letter O with tilde
Ö Latin capital letter O with diaeresis
× Multiplication sign
Ø Latin capital letter O with slash
Ù Latin capital letter U with grave
Ú Latin capital letter U with acute
Û Latin capital letter U with circumflex
Ü Latin capital letter U with diaeresis
Ý Latin capital letter Y with acute
Þ Latin capital letter THORN
ß Latin small letter sharp s - ess-zed
à Latin small letter a with grave
á Latin small letter a with acute
â Latin small letter a with circumflex
ã Latin small letter a with tilde
ä Latin small letter a with diaeresis
å Latin small letter a with ring above
æ Latin small letter ae
ç Latin small letter c with cedilla
è Latin small letter e with grave
é Latin small letter e with acute
ê Latin small letter e with circumflex
ë Latin small letter e with diaeresis
ì Latin small letter i with grave
í Latin small letter i with acute
î Latin small letter i with circumflex
ï Latin small letter i with diaeresis
ð Latin small letter eth
ñ Latin small letter n with tilde
ò Latin small letter o with grave
ó Latin small letter o with acute
ô Latin small letter o with circumflex
õ Latin small letter o with tilde
ö Latin small letter o with diaeresis
÷ Division sign
ø Latin small letter o with slash
ù Latin small letter u with grave
ú Latin small letter u with acute
û Latin small letter u with circumflex
ü Latin small letter u with diaeresis
ý Latin small letter y with acute
þ Latin small letter thorn
ÿ Latin small letter y with diaeresis
Page last updated: 26 September 2023.
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