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Incentives News Update - May 2016 is now available

INU provides updates on the Practice Incentives Program (PIP), Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP) and Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR).

Order your 2016 - 2018 prescriber bag supplies book now

Now is the time to order your prescriber bag supplies book for 2016 - 2018.

Changes to the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) eHealth Incentive

From 1 May 2016, the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) eHealth Incentive includes a new eligibility requirement.

Changes to arrangements for optometrists

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

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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.

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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