Assistant Surgeon Invoices
The Invoices screen for Surgeons has an Assist check box which should be
ticked for Assistant claims. Uncheck the Assist box for other claims,
such as consultations and non-surgical procedures, or if you are the
NOTE: You don't need to enter the Assist Item (eg
51300, 51303, 51306, 51309). Cutting Edge determines this for you as you
enter the surgeon's items in the Items section.
- Select the Surgeon and Hospital from the drop down lists. If you've
entered different provider numbers for each hospital, the correct one
will be shown as you change the hospital.
- Enter the surgeon's items in any order. Cutting Edge will sort them
for you, apply the appropriate Multiple Operation Rule (e.g. for MBS
100% of the item with the largest fee, 50% of the second item, 25% of
subsequent items), calculate the fee based on the rules for the selected
fund and show the Assist Item in the Fee Calculation box.
- NOTE 1: Where the total MBS fee for the surgeon's items is
below the threshold specified in the MBS (with Multiple Operation Rule
applied), then the Assist item is 51300 and the Assist Fee is a fixed
fee, displayed against the first item. Because the second item does not
take the total over the threshold, and therefore does not affect the
Assistant Fee, it displays a $0 value.
- You will also see the text update in the Service Text box. This is
how we communicate the operation details to Medicare and Funds on
The software can only send one item (the Assist Item) with a date, a fee
and the Service Text. None of the text in Descriptions on each surgical
item gets sent. Due to limitations at the Medicare hub, Service text is limited to 50 characters (100 for DVA). This becomes challenging when there are more than 6 surgical items on one invoice.
Edit the Service Text with caution! If surgical details are missing the
claim will be rejected or underpaid. Cutting Edge will warn you if the
Service Text is too long to transmit.
Adding Surgeons or Referring Doctors
To add a new referrer or surgeon, go to the Databases/Referrers or Databases/Surgeons screen and click New on the top right. The following information is required: Code – three letters or numbers (or a combination), created by you Family Name, ...
Editing Provider Details
On the Settings/General screen you can enter details for the header and footer of printed invoices. Tick the check boxes alongside the address entries to add them to the Address Box. There are spaces for two email addresses that we can use to ...
Adding your Bank Details
If you want to print Banking Reports, you can optionally save your practice banking details so they are printed on the header of banking slips. Go to the Settings/Bank Details screen to do so. If you prefer not to enter these details you can still ...
What are the 1 November 2019 changes to MBS items
From 1 November 2019 the Medical Benefits Schedule will revise many of the items for anaesthesia. Both Cutting Edge and Access Anaesthesia have been updated to apply these changes on invoices with a date of service from 1 Nov. There are 28 amended ...
Editing Default Settings
On the Prompts, Quotes and Invoice Colours tabs you can edit your default settings. Prompts On the Settings/Prompts screen you can select specific Cutting Edge operations so that they become your default settings. Quotes On the Settings/Quotes ...