|Claims submitted July 19, 1999 or later by physicians registered
with the ministry since December 15, 1996 must include a location code.This includes
claims submitted under a solo and/or group number.
location code is missing or invalid, claims will reject V51 – Invalid Location Code.
Physicians who are registering now for a billing number are being
advised at the time of registration of the location code for each of their practice
addresses. Other physicians will be provided notice of the corresponding location code for
each of their practice addresses within the next month.
ELECTRONIC DATA TRANSFER (EDT) SERVICE
The Ministry of Health officially launched the new Electronic Data
Transfer (EDT) service in the summer of 1998. All registered Ontario health care providers
were sent an EDT information kit and invitation to register for the EDT service.
What is the EDT Service?
The EDT service is a vehicle for the electronic transmission of
files from the health care providers PC to the ministry's mainframe computer. EDT
currently has two applications - Fee for Service Medical Claims and Overnight Batch
Eligibility Checking (OBEC). Other applications will be added in the future.
What are the Benefits of the EDT Service?
Benefits include convenience, security, fast claim submission, fast
error correction and earlier monthly reconciliation.
Now that the EDT service is fully available to Ontario's health care
providers the ministry is encouraging providers to register. The ministry will be
publishing an EDT Guidebook in late March to assist health care providers in the
preparation and registration for EDT. Information sessions including an overview and
demonstration of the EDT service are being planned for around the province.
To receive an EDT Registration package call the EDT Technical Help
Desk toll free at 1 800 262-6524 or in Kingston call 548-7981.