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The look of Online PBS Authorities System in HPOS is changing

On 30 July 2017 we’ll be making some screen changes to the Online PBS Authorities System in HPOS.

Make sure you use the right early release of super form

The form you use to give us information about your patients applying for early release of their super has changed.

Billing Chronic Disease Management services under Medicare

There are things to keep in mind if you’re a GP billing Chronic Disease Management (CDM) services.

Refresh your knowledge of the PBS with our revised eLearning modules

We’ve updated our Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) eLearning modules.

We’re testing a new website design

We want to know what you think about the new design.

Have you registered for your PRODA account yet?

You now need a Provider Digital Access (PRODA) account to access Health Professional Online Services (HPOS).

Upload your PBS written authority documents using HPOS

Save postage time - upload your written authority applications and prescriptions electronically.

Simplified Billing adjustments are moving to EFT

There are changes to the way Simplified Billing adjustments are paid to billing agents and private health insurers.

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Need to know more about multi-item billing?

Our guide can help you work out when to multi-item bill under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

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Avoid delays - use the latest HI Service and PKI registration forms

There are changes to evidence of identity for Healthcare Identifier (HI) Service and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) forms.

Incentives News Update – May 2017 now available

INU provides updates on the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP).

Billing for a newborn and don’t have their Medicare number?

We can help you check their Medicare details.

It’s time to get online - bulk bill claiming has changed

We’re continuing to make it easier to claim digitally - Bulk Bill Webclaim is a quicker way to do business with Medicare.

The Disaster Health Care Assistance Scheme has a new claim form

From 3 April 2017 you’ll need to use our new form for claims under the Disaster Health Care Assistance Scheme.

Help us improve our online PBS authority approval system

Answer a few quick questions to help us improve our online PBS authorities system and services.

Apply now to be recognised as a medical specialist

You’ll need to be recognised as a medical specialist to claim specialist items on the MBS.

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Varenicline (Champix) is now a Streamlined Authority

From 1 May 2017 you don’t need to call the PBS Authorities Line to prescribe varenicline to help patients quit smoking.

Concessional entitlement for PBS now recognised on day person dies

Changes mean concessional entitlements for pharmaceutical benefits are valid for concessional patients on the day of death.

Pharmacies can apply now to become vaccination providers

Eligible pharmacies can now apply to become vaccination providers.

Be sure about Medicare billing for skin services

We’ve got a new eLearning program to help you with billing and claiming for skin services.

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