Prostheses List Management System (PLMS)

Page last updated: 03 January 2017

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This circular is to inform you of a PLMS update that is to occur in early 2017.

PLMS Update

On Thursday, 19 January 2017, there will be an update to the Prostheses List Management System (PLMS). While this update is being implemented into the production environment, the system will be offline and not available for use. You will be notified by messages on the PLMS homepage when the system will not be accessible and then once it has been restored for normal use.

The outage for the update will be after normal business hours on Thursday, 19 January 2017, with the intention that the system will be ready for use at opening of business on Friday, 20 January 2017.

We recommend to PLMS users to please put this date into your calendar / diary for noting.

Key Changes in the Update

There will be changes to the PLMS that impact both internal and external users. These changes address bug fixes and enhancements. Some key updates to improve the system that impact sponsors include:

1. ‘Drag and drop’ functionality for attachments and the closing pop-ups / modals
    • If file less than 2Mb you can now drag and drop to attach / download to the application
    • Modal box will now close when adding multiple attachments
2. Catalogue item number field validation to prevent duplicates
    • When an end user is creating or editing a new, transfer or duplicate device claim, PLMS will now restrict entering duplicate catalogue numbers
3. Payments for applications invoicing advice
    • Removed the message advising sponsors that the Department will invoice them the application fees
4. Suffix selection with definitions in a dropdown list
    • Suffix definitions can be difficult to locate and can make it difficult for sponsors to raise applications. The Portal will now display the suffix description under the drop down once the suffix is selected
5. Ability to delete multiple billing codes in one action
    • Bulk deletion for multiple billing codes in one application is now possible, eliminating the requirement to complete a separate application for each deletion
6. Mandatory documentation changes
    • Manufacturer Certificate is now required for duplicate claims
    • Letter of Confirmation for transfers is now required
The Department welcomes your feedback and hopes the changes will provide a better user experience.