Full electronic submission in Scotland for Optinet users

Optinet, the IT services division of the National Eyecare Group, has become the first practice management system (PMS) provider in the UK to be able to send ALL available General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) claims to the NHS in Scotland.

This follows the company’s accreditation, received earlier this month, for full integration to the eOphthalmic Web Service. The achievement means that users of the Optinet FLEX PMS are now able to submit GOS1, GOS3 and GOS4 claims electronically in Scotland via the NHS Scotland e-Ophthalmic Payments System.

In developing its FLEX system upgrade, Optinet opted for a fully PMS Integrated Solution so it could offer practices full integration to the e-Ophthalmic Web Service. The integration process started in 2016 to enable practitioners to submit GOS1 forms and receive real-time validation of GOS submissions – and the accreditation process is now complete.

Chris Smith, Optinet National Sales Manager, said: “The now fully integrated solution provides the best user experience for staff as there is no need to switch between the PMS and the Ophthalmic Web Form. By working alongside the NHS in Scotland, Optinet has become the first PMS provider to achieve this status.”