Web services for digital health channels

Information about web services for Medicare Online, DVA, Australian Immunisation Register, ECLIPSE and PBS.

Changes from 4 October 2022

From 4 October 2022, some health care locations will lose access to adaptor technology for Medicare Online, including Department of Veterans Affairs and the Australian Immunisation Register. We’ll let you know if this applies to you.

You may not lose your access straight away, it can take up to 6 to 8 weeks from 4 October.

If your location is impacted, you’ll need web services and PRODA compatible software to submit claims and data using Medicare Online. You can also use Health Professional Online Services (HPOS), if your software is not upgraded in time.

Contact your software developer or eBusiness Service Centre on 1800 700 199 for more information.

If you’re using ECLIPSE or PBS Online you won’t lose your access yet.

About web services

Healthcare locations need to use web services compatible software to access the following digital health channels:

  • Medicare Online (including AIR and DVA)
  • PBS Online.

This change ensures our channels are secure and using up-to-date, industry standard technology.

If you use an alternative channel and don’t use software to submit claims and data to us, you aren't impacted. Find out more about the alternative online options for health professionals.

You need to register your organisation for Provider Digital Access (PRODA) to use these channels.

Medicare Online (Including AIR and DVA)

This is the digital claiming channel used to submit claims and data to us. It’s integrated within practice management software. It includes Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) claiming and functionality to transmit data to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

Electronic Claim Lodgement and Information Processing Service Environment (ECLIPSE)

This is an extension of Medicare Online. It provides a secure connection for in hospital claiming between the following:

  • health care providers
  • day hospitals
  • public and private hospitals
  • private health insurers
  • the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Medicare Online also offers direct communication between healthcare providers, private health insurers and us in the one transaction.

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Online

This is the channel used to submit PBS claims and data to us.

Page last updated: 6 October 2022.