6 - Compliance with electronic messaging standards
Page last updated: 14 January 2008
Electronic communication of requests and reports should comply with protocols set out in the Standards Australia publications AS4700.2–2004 and HB262–2002 and their subsequent revisions.
Where an electronic request is not accompanied by a paper request form, processing of the electronic request should comply with current Medicare Australia regulations for processing such requests, in order to be eligible for reimbursement under the Medicare Benefits Schedule.
Laboratories should have their electronic messages certified for compliance against AS4700.2–2004 by an accredited message compliance organisation such as the Australian Healthcare Messaging Laboratory (AHML), which has recently been accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).