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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:603677
Registration status:Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:A code representing eligibility for Closing the Gap (CTG) co-payment relief.
Context:The 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:Code
Data type:String
Maximum character length:6
Supplementary values:
6 spacesNot applicable, i.e. ineligible for Closing the Gap co-payment relief

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:Department of Health

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:

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