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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.

Incentives News Update (INU) - November 2015 is now available

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

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.

Check your internet browser version by 1 October 2015

Ensure your internet browser meets minimum requirements for HPOS by 1 October 2015 in order to keep using HPOS securely.

Assignment of Medicare benefit through Medicare Easyclaim

Electronic bulk bill claims through Medicare Easyclaim require the patient to acknowledge the assignment of benefit.

HPOS enhancements and new services

HPOS has a new look and new services including Medicare Bulk Bill Webclaim and DVA Medical Webclaim.

Providing services to your private patients in public hospitals

Learn more about your legal obligations when billing under Medicare for private patients in public hospitals.

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.

The Medicare Billing Assurance Toolkit now launched

For practices wanting to improve their billing accuracy.

New online resources to help with Medicare claiming

Learn how to easily lodge claims and help reduce your claim rejections.

Important information - Billing Assisted Reproductive Technology Services

How to correctly bill Assisted Reproductive Technology Services.

Changes to PBS and RPBS claiming arrangements

From 1 April 2015 claims will be processed and handled differently.

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Bulk Bill Incentives

Checking your patients' concessional entitlement before claiming the Medicare bulk bill incentive items.

Changes to Level A and B consultations not proceeding

The changes to Level A and B consultations scheduled to commence on Monday 19 January 2015 will not go ahead.

Free interpreting service available to GPs and pharmacies

GPs and pharmacies can access our free interpreting service which now covers temporary protection visa holders.

Online education resources available for health professionals

Learn more about the PBS and MBS with the help of our online resources.

Online eligibility checks available in ECLIPSE

A number of online eligibility checks are available for you to use.

Important information about ultrasound claims

Make sure you follow the correct procedures when submitting ultrasound claims to receive Medicare benefits.

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