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Service event—date of Medicare service, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMedicare date of service
Synonymous names:Help on this termDate of service
METeOR identifier:Help on this term603319
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe date on which the Medicare service provider performed the Medicare claimable service, expressed as DDMMYYYY.

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThe date of service is entered during claims processing and is mandatory for processing patient claims.
Comments:Help on this term

The time lag between the date of service and the date of processing makes it impossible to produce reliable statistics on services rendered in a given period until many months after the end of that period. A three to six months lag period between the service being rendered and the history being extracted is recommended to allow for potential delays before the claim is lodged and processed.

98% of claims are processed within three months of the date of service and 99% of claims are processed within six months of the date of service. The average time between date of a medical service and processing of a Medicare claim is 15-16 days.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment 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
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Number of MBS-subsidised services for gastroscopy per 100,000 people aged 18-54 years, 2018-19 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 27/04/2021
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
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