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Overview of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Claiming Channels

The Department of Human Services through Medicare assesses claims and makes payments to medical, hospital and allied health providers who treat eligible veterans, spouses and dependents, on behalf of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).

The Department of Human Services, Medicare and DVA promote electronic claiming as the primary way of doing business with the government. For health professionals, electronic claiming means faster payment times, paperless lodgement of claims, faster reconciliation and more efficient confirmation of patient details. It also means lower administrative costs for the government.

Overview of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Claiming Channels dataset

This dataset provides information on the channels used by allied health, medical and hospital providers, to lodge DVA claims for processing by Medicare. The dataset includes details on the volume of services processed via a particular channel and the value of the benefit paid. Further information on the dataset may be found in the metadata accompanying the dataset.

Data is provided in the following formats:

  • Excel/ XLXS : The human readable version of the dataset for the current financial year (2016-2017) will be provided in an individual excel file and will be updated monthly. The human readable files for the 2015-2016 financial year may be found in the zipped excel files.

  • CSV: The machine readable version of the dataset may be found in the zipped csv file. This contains both monthly and financial year summaries. Metadata and 'Item ranges' are contained in stand-alone csvs within the zipped file.

If you require statistics at a more detailed level, please contact statistics@humanservices.gov.au detailing your request. The Department of Human Services charges on a cost recovery basis for providing more detailed statistics and their provision is subject to privacy considerations.

The [Department of Veterans’ Affairs] (http://www.dva.gov.au/about-dva/statistics-about-veteran-population) website contains statistical information regarding the veteran population that may be accessed by the public.

Disclaimer: This data is provided by the Department of Human Services (Human Services) for general information purposes only. While Human Services has taken care to ensure the information is as correct and accurate as possible, we do not guarantee, or accept legal liability whatsoever arising from, or connected to its use. We recommend that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to the use of this data and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the data for their needs.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Overview of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Claiming Channels
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Data Status active
Update Frequency monthly
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/58ebeb4e-6235-407d-9756-4a7d89ec4500
Date Published 2016-05-13
Date Updated 2016-09-08
Contact Point
Department of Human Services
statistics@humanservices.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 2015-07-01
Geospatial Coverage http://www.ga.gov.au/place-names/PlaceDetails.jsp?submit1=GA1
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Department of Human Services
Fields of Research Health and Community Services
Geospatial Topics Health
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