An LSPN is needed for some Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology claims. Please refer to the MBS guide for full details.
Typically, the location will have the details of their LSPN for their machines (i.e. the hospital/imaging location). Medicare provide a search function here:
The easiest way to claim LSPN items in Medilink is by just adding it to the front of the description for the items where it is necessary.
Type the four letters LSPN, then a space or equals sign, then the 5 or 6 digit number, e.g.:
59925 LSPN=123456 Then your normal text goes here.
Some locations will need multiple LSPNs. The easiest way to do this add multiple versions of the same item number to create multiple descriptions for items where necessary.
Then when you’re billing, if they need to use a different LSPN, type in the item number and press the Next Desc button to skip through the various descriptions until you get the description (and LSPN) that you want.
Adding a New LSPN number
If you are looking at adding a new LSPN number, the following instructions should help.
Go to item numbers
From the list locate an item number with the current LSPN. Select the item from the list and click 'Edit'.
Copy the description for this item.
Click Cancel. Now choose 'Add'
Type in the item number and then paste the description. Change the LSPN number in the description.
Now just add in at least one item fee and click Ok to save.
You will then receive a message stating that 'An entry already exists', simply say 'Yes' to this window to add.
Now you will have another description for this item with the new LSPN number.
Repeat for any other item numbers that require the LSPN.
Once complete, run a Fee update to import all of the item fees for these new descriptions.