Once you have completed the Medicare registration (above), and installed the Eclipse files, launch Access Anaesthetics and do the following ...
Click <Eclipse Menu>, then click <Setup>
Enter the following details ...
Location ID. An 8 character code supplied by Healthbase, sometimes referred to as the Minor Customer ID.
Practice location - name and address (appears on printed documents).
Folder containing the PKI store. Leave this blank if it is the same folder as the data files.
Password for the PKI store. This is the password you used to create the store, not the one provided by Medicare Australia.
Click the <Test> button. You should receive a prompt that Eclipse is functional and which gives the expiry date of your Location Certificate. Close the setup window, close the Eclipse Menu, and then reopen the Eclipse Menu. The buttons should now be active.
Eclipse setup is now complete
We recommend you next retrieve the list of participating health funds by clicking the <Update funds list> button on the Eclipse Menu. If this completes successfully, you should see a list of participating health funds in the progress window. Click the <Health funds list last updated> link to see the complete details. You can also view this data on the Funds page of any account (Eclipse Code drop down list, or using the <View fund info> button).
Next, try the patient verification procedure on the Patient or Fund tabs of an existing account. If all this goes well, you can begin processing online Eclipse claims.
Please follow the above instructions carefully, and review the issues in the FAQ list if you can't get Eclipse to start. If you're still having trouble, contact us and we will log in remotely to sort it out.
Use your Eclipse location certificate to log onto Medicare's HPOS website and check patient Medicare numbers. Installation instructions are given in this pdf document. Note that this is a separate application to Access Anaesthetics and that a separate installation process is required. For new users, you should create a PRODA account to access HPOS. Details on the Medicare site.