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Changes to arrangements for optometrists
From 1 April 2016 it will be easier for optometrists to request a Medicare provider number.
Help your patients receive their benefit payment from Medicare
From 1 July 2016, Medicare patient cheques are stopping. Encourage patients to register their bank details with us so they don’t miss out on their benefits.
Incentives News Update (INU) - February 2016 is now available
INU provides updates on the Practice Incentives Program (PIP), Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP) and Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR).
Refresh your knowledge of the PBS with just a few clicks
Learn more about the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) with the help of our online resources.
Changes to aged care means test for Residential Care
From 1 January 2016, rental income is included in the aged care means test for new Residential Care recipients and some existing Residential Care recipients.
Changes to the Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Scheme
You no longer need to register your patients with us before treating them under the Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Scheme.
Changes to immunisation requirements starting 1 January 2016
From 1 January 2016, parents who want to receive Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate or Family Tax Benefit Part A supplement for a child of any age must make sure their child’s immunisations are up to date.
Changes to the way you bill Healthy Kids Checks
From 1 November 2015, there are changes to the way you bill Healthy Kids Checks.
Everything you need to know about complying with the CDBS
If you’re a dental practitioner, there is Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) compliance information you need to know.
Create additional Medicare Provider Numbers online
Add a new Medicare Provider Number instantly by creating a new provider location in Health Professionals Online Services (HPOS).
Changes to pharmacy remuneration arrangements
New arrangements for s90 community pharmacies and s92 dispensing doctors came into effect on 1 July 2015.
New online resources for Indigenous health education
Learn how to better manage and improve the health outcomes of your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
New online resources to help with Medicare claiming
Learn how to easily lodge claims and help reduce your claim rejections.
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