Update to data specifications for ASCII file from 1 July 2014 – incorporating Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) derived fee fields

Page last updated: 15 April 2014

From 1 July 2014, the data specifications for the ASCII files will be have an amendment to Record Type 25 and a new Record Type 26 which contain fields for EMSN derived fee.


Two fields in Record Type 26 will be introduced to the ASCII file:

“EMSN Cap Start date” will contain the date EMSN derived cap commenced.
“EMSN Description” will contain the EMSN cap description for derived fees.


One field in record Type 25 will be removed in the ASCII file:

“EMSN Description” which contain the EMSN derived fee description.



Please visit the ASCII Field Specifications web page for details about the changes to the ASCII file.