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Closing the Gap co-payment eligibility code AAA[NNA]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term603677
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this termA code representing eligibility for Closing the Gap (CTG) co-payment relief.
Context:Help on this termThe CTG co-payment was established to reduce the cost of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines for eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people either living with or at risk of chronic disease.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termAAA[NNA]
Maximum character length:Help on this term6
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ValueMeaning
6 spacesNot applicable, i.e. ineligible for Closing the Gap co-payment relief

Collection and usage attributes

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The first three characters of the code should be 'CTG', followed by a two-digit number incremented within the practice of the prescriber each time an eligible prescription is written. The sixth character is an alphabetic check digit.

After the numeric component of the codes used by the practice reaches '99', it resets to '01', i.e. the next code allocated by the practice would begin with 'CTG01'.

It is possible for a practice to allocate the same six-digit code more than once on the same day, i.e. if 100 or more eligible prescriptions are written. However, the date of prescription forms part of the check digit calculation algorithm, so while eligible prescriptions written within a practice may share a common first five characters, the check digit should change from day to day.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

Relational attributes

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Patient—Closing the Gap co-payment eligibility indicator, code AAA[NNA] Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

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