Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP)
Under the National Health Act, contracted hospitals must submit this data in a specified format within six weeks of separation. Failure to do so is a breach of both the Act and your HPPA with Medibank.
Upon receipt; Medibank analyses, validates and matches this data to claims before forwarding on to the Department of Health and Ageing.
There are several commercially available packages which facilitate submissions and Medibank have a 'fund specific' package available for submissions to Medibank.
More information regarding HCP can be found in government circulars and can be found at the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing website.
Medibank only accepts this information in an electronic format via email or on a diskette.
Download Current Specification for HCP Submissions here.