ACC API Usage
Thank you for your continued support of our APIs, symbolised by the following figures:
|Number of SW Vendors with an ACC API in production
|Average number of ACC APIs in production per SW vendor
These figures provide insight to health sector complexity and the value to organisations that APIs provide in supporting such complexity.
Impending Changes to Manage
Medical Certificate (May 2023)
ACC intends to remove the legacy medical certificate service. So, we ask software vendors who support Medical (General and Nurse) Practitioners, to adopt the medical certificate API.
Query / Event APIs – currently on HOLD
- Proof of concept stage has been completed.
- More formal announcements will be made in due course.
- Keep an eye on our Outbound Data (Query) API's “Under Development” section for what is coming, and when.
Changes implemented recently
Claims with automated numbering (April 2022)
- Automated claim numbering saves the effort you and / or your customers spend on the manual ACC claim numbering process.
The current manual process option will have an end of life.
- The automated numbering service will form the base for:
- a new number format as the current set nears end of life;
- further claim process improvements currently under consideration.
Inbound Documents API (May 2023)
We now have ~490 forms / documents available for submission via the Inbound Documents API.
The list of available forms / documents can be found on the Developer Resource Centre | Sample Inbound Documents (acc.co.nz) page.
Key immediate benefits to your customers include no per-submission charge by a third party, and the size of a form accepted is 20 MB compared to 3 MB.
Change of Diagnosis
Friendly reminder that this API is valuable to your customers.
DRC Site Improvements available as @ February 2023
New audience introductions
Please consider letting others know about the following perspectives:
Evolving Community views
Our Community view keeps evolving and is also providing targeted assistance. Check out:
There will be more emphasis on professions as this space continues to evolve.
All announcements regards the eBusiness Gateway (eChannel) replacement are made by that initiative.
Outdated Pages & Bookmarked Links
We have noticed instances of outdated / superseded pages within the Developer Resource Centre (DRC) being accessed, possibly via bookmarked links.
To minimise issues that may result for new users, and developers, we will shortly be removing those pages.
As a result, if you receive a “page not found” type message then please know that it is time to go back into the DRC and establish new bookmarks.
Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Sand-box environment removed
On 1 August 2022, ACC removed the Sand-box environment because you have been embracing APIs and only need our Compliance environment these days.
Feel free to provide feedback and other ideas.