Average rates payable for extemporaneous items
The table below lists the average 10 g/mL rates payable for extemporaneous items supplied during August 2017 in all states.
These rates apply to extemporaneously prepared benefits not included in the Standard Formulae List, where the approved supplier has not elected to price such prescriptions.
The current prices include the following fees and rates as listed on the Department of Health website in the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits:
- a dispensing fee of $9.19
- the additional fee for agreed price items of $1.57
- the container rates
An asterisk (*) indicates that no prescriptions were submitted for this preparation type. The average rate has been calculated by averaging the available standard formulae maximum quantity prices.
A zero price denotes where an extemporaneous preparation type does not have any related standard formulae to calculate an average price. Prescriptions submitted for payment for these average rate codes must include a price.
This table is current as of August 2017. This table is updated each month.
|PB code||Preparation name||Average 10 g/mL rate (in cents)||Price payable for maximum quantity ($)||Maximum price to patients ($)|
|19B||Eye drops with cocaine hydrochloride||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|22E||Eye drops, other||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|64J||Linctuses containing codeine phosphate||75.39||17.60||19.17|
|65K||Mixtures containing codeine phosphate||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|66L||Mixtures, children with codeine phosphate||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|41E||Mixtures for children, other||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|63H||Pastes containing cocaine hydrochloride||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|49N||Powders for internal use||228.20||32.86||34.43|