Medicare patient cheques have stopped

From 1 July 2016, Medicare patient cheques have stopped. Help your patients receive their Medicare benefit by encouraging them to register their bank details.

Once their bank account details are registered, a patient’s Medicare benefit will be paid directly into their bank account whether they claim on the spot at your practice, online, over the phone or at a service centre.

If we don’t have a patient’s bank details, we can’t pay their benefit.

The change does not include Pay Doctor Via Claimant (PDVC) cheques as these will continue.

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Page last updated: 12 July 2016

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