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1.4.1.7 Ontario EDT Setup

The sending and receiving of the EDT files is done outside of OSCAR, but viewing the files and reconciling the claims is done on the Administration screen of OSCAR. The following information will assist you in registering with the MOH and setting up the initial connection. The ministry is moving towards a web based system but supports a dial up method as well.

 

WEB BASED MC EDT

The Medical Claims Electronic Data Transfer (MC EDT) web page is a secure method to manually download and upload files to the ministry.  A GO Secure account is required for any health care provider with an OHIP billing number that actively submits claims. In the case of group billing numbers a member of the group will be required to establish the group account and designate access as required.
In order to complete the registration process you will require confidential identifiers that will be mailed to you by the ministry. Beginning in the spring of 2013, the ministry will be phasing the roll out of the MC EDT service over several months and you may not receive a letter immediately. If you are ready to begin using the new MC EDT service and have not received a letter contact the Service Support Contact Centre at 1 800-262-6524.

DIALUP APPROACH FOR EDT

Please note that the dialup service may be discontinued by the ministry as of Feb 2014

REGISTERING FOR EDT SUBMISSION to MOH

Register with the Ministry of Health for EDT service in Ontario, Canada.

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
              1-800-262-6524       ; 80 Queen St., 3rd Floor, Kingston, ON K7K 6W7; Kingston:               613-544-7700        ; Fax: 613-544-6310
  1. Contact the MOH for your EDT Application package. Complete the application for GONet Electronic Data Transfer EDT Service and EDT Letter of Undertaking and Acknowledgement and mail to the address on the application.
  2. Wait for notification from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care that your EDT privileges have been activated. This will take approximately 2 - 4 weeks upon receipt of your application. You will receive an EDT User Manual, and EDT User ID and temporary password.

Requirements

  • Modem: the direct dial access supports up to 56K modems
  • Dial up communication software (MOH recommendation is HyperTerminal which is part of Windows)
    • For Windows 7 and above you can copy the following 3 files from a Win XP box to a folder on your Win 7 machine

      C:\Program Files\Windows NT\hypertrm.exe
      C:\WINODWS\system32\hypertrm.dll
      C:\WINODWS\Help\hypertrm.chm

    • If that is not handy you can get the files from http://toolbox.davisnet.com/downloads/Weather/Misc/Hyperterminal/
  • Telephone line capable of handling data communications
  • OSCAR software has the program features to interface with the MOH reports for this process
  • Configure your communication software to dial EDT Kingston:               613-544-3883      

POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • Downtime of MOH server: Sunday 5 am to 7 am
  • Password changed every 32 days
  • Must check mail box within 95 days after sign up & check the mail box regularly for it to stay active

SETTING UP THE CONNECTION

  1. At the Windows screen, click on the START button
  2. Go to PROGRAMS to ACCESSORIES to COMMUNICATIONS to HYPERTERMINAL
  3. Click on HyperTerminal & when the screen comes up, type in the name of your session (EDT - OHIP) & select an icon & click OK
  4. Enter all of the dialing information with the Ministry EDT number: for Ontario, it is               613-544-3883       
  5. Confirm your information is correct & click on the ‘DIAL’ button
  6. Once you have successfully created a connections session, the program will ask if you want to SAVE the connection set-up, when you exit
  7. Close out of the HyperTerminal window and set up the desktop shortcut

HYPERTERMINAL SHORTCUT

  1. At the Windows screen click on the START button
  2. Go to PROGRAMS to ACCESSORIES to COMMUNICATIONS to HYPERTERMINAL
  3. When you get to HyperTerminal, right click on the one you created
  4. Click on ‘SEND TO DESKTOP’ to put the EDT - OHIP shortcut on your desktop for future use

SETTING AUTO DIRECTORIES FOR DOWNLOADS

  1. Open HyperTerminal by double clicking on the desktop shortcut
  2. Click on the CANCEL button of the dial-up for now
  3. On the Transfer menu on your computer, click Receive File
  4. In the ‘Place received file in the following folder’ box, type the path of the folder in which you want to save the downloaded file (this will hold for future download sessions)
  • OR In Windows Explorer, find the directory where you want to put your downloads, copy the path in the address box at the top of the screen and paste in the ‘Place received file in the following folder’ box. (this will hold for future download sessions)
  • To begin a HyperTerminal connection from this screen, click on CALL -> CALL & DIAL

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