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It’s time to get online - bulk bill claiming has changed
We’re continuing to make it easier to claim digitally - Bulk Bill Webclaim is a quicker way to do business with Medicare.
The Disaster Health Care Assistance Scheme has a new claim form
From 3 April 2017 you’ll need to use our new form for claims under the Disaster Health Care Assistance Scheme.
Help us improve our online PBS authority approval system
Answer a few quick questions to help us improve our online PBS authorities system and services.
Apply now to be recognised as a medical specialist
You’ll need to be recognised as a medical specialist to claim specialist items on the MBS.
Varenicline (Champix) is now a Streamlined Authority
From 1 May 2017 you don’t need to call the PBS Authorities Line to prescribe varenicline to help patients quit smoking.
Concessional entitlement for PBS now recognised on day person dies
Changes mean concessional entitlements for pharmaceutical benefits are valid for concessional patients on the day of death.
Pharmacies can apply now to become vaccination providers
Eligible pharmacies can now apply to become vaccination providers.
Be sure about Medicare billing for skin services
We’ve got a new eLearning program to help you with billing and claiming for skin services.
Making it easier to manage your GPRIP payments
Did you know you can manage your details for the General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP) online?
Changes to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)
The immunisation payment statement is changing.
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!
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