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Person—Medicare personal identifier number, N(9)

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMedicare personal identifier number
Synonymous names:Help on this termMedicare PIN
METeOR identifier:Help on this term601562
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015
Definition:Help on this term

A unique numeric identifier issued for use in identifying a person who has accessed a Medicare claimable service event.

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termIdentifier
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termN(9)
Maximum character length:Help on this term9

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

The Medicare PIN is system generated. The PIN allocated to a person at initial enrolment stays with that person throughout their existence in Medicare even if the person is supplied with different card numbers. A person can only be shown on two Medicare cards at one time and where a third card is required, a separate PIN is allocated (for example, a child shown on separate cards held by the parents and needs to be included on a carer's card).

It is anticipated that at some stage there will be a unique identifier for a consumer across programs (e.g. Medicare, PBS, etc). However, this is currently not the case.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Department of Health

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) state/territory data extract 2013-14 Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Indigenous Better Cardiac Care measure: 1.1-Annual health assessments, 2016 Health, Standard 17/08/2017
Indigenous Better Cardiac Care measure: 2.1-Cardiac-related diagnostic tests, 2016 Health, Standard 17/08/2017
Indigenous Better Cardiac Care measure: 4.2-Chronic disease management, 2016 Health, Standard 17/08/2017
Number of MBS-subsidised services for repeat colonoscopy per 100,000 people of all ages, 2018-19 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 27/04/2021
Number of MBS-subsidised services for repeat gastroscopy per 100,000 people of all ages, 2018-19 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 27/04/2021
Used as denominator
Indigenous Better Cardiac Care measure: 4.2-Chronic disease management, 2016 Health, Standard 17/08/2017
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