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Closing the Gap – PBS Co-Payment Measure – know your requirements

We’ve revised our education guide for Closing the Gap – PBS Co-Payment Measure to include more helpful information about the scheme.

PNIP – updated guidelines are now available

The Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP) guidelines have been updated.

New education resources for Highly Specialised Drugs

We’ve added more education materials for Highly Specialised Drugs.

Are you using the correct Medicare claims forms?

Keep up to date with Medicare claim forms - ensure you are using the current form for Medicare claims.

Changes to claiming aftercare

Changes have been made to the application of the aftercare rule to Patient Claims Interactive (PCI) channel.

Incentives News Update – February 2017 is now available

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

Help patients get their Medicare benefit direct to their bank account

Check your patients have their bank account details registered with Medicare as we no longer pay Medicare benefits by cheque.

Better access to mental health care services

Find out more about mental health services for patients under the Better Access initiative.

Check the progress of your Medicare provider number application

Important update for new health professionals.

Changes to manual bulk bill claiming - have you tried Webclaims?

You can access Bulk Bill Webclaims through Health Professional Online Services (HPOS).

Are you an aged care provider?

News for aged care providers is now available!

New concession cards for some seniors

You can use a Customer Reference Number (CRN) to check concession entitlements for prescriptions.

How you can help patients affected by family and domestic violence

If you have a patient who is affected by family and domestic violence, we have a variety of information available that you can use.

Submit your forms online in HPOS

You can now submit some forms online using the form upload service in Health Professional Online Services (HPOS).

Create a PRODA account now to maintain access to HPOS

From 1 January 2017, you’ll need to use your Provider Digital Access (PRODA) account to access Health Professional Online Services (HPOS).

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