Well, the cool weather has started to settle in for the next few months. Personally, I love winter and good comfort food like soups and stews/casseroles dumplings and snuggling up with my dogs and watch the rain.

The time has arrived for OASA to move into our new Data Processing program SAMS 2.2 which has been designed for Medicare to have better compliancy of Associations and the distribution of supplies to members.

We have been gearing up for this since January 2021with updating our members data files and asking members to submit their orders on the correct order forms with all mandatory fields filled out correctly. We understand the demographics of some of our members with, age / tech knowledge, so it is important that family members step up and help parents / siblings moving forward.
The important information for every order form is:
Medicare number ---- ----- -/- all 11 digits which includes the number next to the members name ……. 1.2.3.
Expiry date ….. 05/2023 (example only )
Date of birth. …… 04/07/1939 ……(example only )

As of June, all orders being placed need to be on the correct order forms, and to be filled out correctly. All mandatory fields to be filled out correctly to avoid orders being delayed in processing and a delay in you receiving your supplies in a timely manner.
If you are having your order posted, please be mindful to have payment details filled out or do a direct payment into our bank. Details are on the order form.

During this time of change for the staff and volunteers that process the orders, extra supply forms and new members information while learning the new data program, we will need members to be mindful of the need for patience and do their bit to help by being compliant with our requests for correct information on the order forms.
The importance of this information is paramount to us moving forward into the New technical world of cloud- based programs that Medicare require us to fulfill in a short time frame. It is a scary time but with your help we will get there, so please fill out order forms correctly and be patient with this new process.

Thank you to all our wonderful member who have already stepped up with the new processes.

Thank you.

Heather Walsh……..Executive Officer……..President of OASA