ACC is rolling out an electronic Medical Certificate (eACC18) to replace current paper or Practice Management System generated equivalents. While using the eACC18 is not currently mandatory, it is ACC’s recommended form for providers to use.
BPAC Inc. has developed and supports the eACC18 for ACC. eACC18 is currently only available to MedTech users. Progress is being made on integration with other Practice Management Systems.
ACC has two new online services to help practices get started with eACC18.
The online tutorial shows how to complete and submit an eACC18 and takes about five minutes to complete. It is aimed at practitioners wishing to train themselves or desiring a refresher course. Practice Managers may also find it useful to understand the process.
View the eACC18 online tutorial (under the section ‘Empowering the user’)
The eACC18 Self Service Guide takes a practice representative through a few simple steps to register for eACC18 and set up a test patient for practitioners to trial first.
The Depression in Young People module addresses the identification of common mental disorders and the management of depression in primary care.
For more modules see the full list of standard modules.
In response to feedback, the online ACC18 continues to launch enhancements; the following will be available from 27 November.
Fitness for Work Tab - Calendar: Moving the mouse over the calendar for longer periods has been made easier.
Declaration Tab - ACC Identification: There will be a reduction in the number of identifiers from five to four; no direct impact on the Provider.
If you are one of the over 2000 Practitioners who regularly use the online ACC18; thank you. If you are not then now would be a good time to begin, noting that additional return to work assistance for patients is offered solely through this online form. Self service for setting up and using the online ACC18 is available at www.acc.co.nz (use keyword eACC18 Self Service). However, feel free to contact ACC at 0800 222 994 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more personalised support.
The five most popular modules in June were:
To see more, go to the Statistics page.
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