Changes to arrangements for optometrists

From 1 April 2016 it will be easier for optometrists to request a Medicare provider number.

Optometrists are no longer required to complete the forms:

  • A Common Form of Undertaking for Participating Optometrists, or
  • The Schedule of optometrists on whose behalf optometrical services are provided by a non-participating optometrist (3171)

Optometrists will now only need to complete a Medicare provider application form.

The Medicare provider number forms for optometrists are:

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