The average 10 g/mL rates apply to extemporaneously prepared benefits not in the Standard Formulae List, where the approved supplier didn’t price such prescriptions.
The current prices include the following fees and rates:
- a dispensing fee of $9.33
- the additional fee for agreed price items of $1.59
- the container rates
The average rate is the average of all standard formulae benefit prices for each of the extemporaneous preparation types.
An asterisk (*) means no prescriptions were submitted for the preparation type.
A zero price shows where an extemporaneous preparation type has no related standard formulae to calculate an average price. If you submit a prescription for payment for these average rate codes you must include a price.
The table is current as of August 2018, and is updated each month.
|PB code||Preparation name||Average 10 g/mL rate (in cents)||Price payable for maximum quantity ($)||Maximum price to patients ($)|
|19B||Eye drops with cocaine hydrochloride||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|22E||Eye drops, other||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|64J||Linctuses containing codeine phosphate||70.29||17.21||18.80|
|65K||Mixtures containing codeine phosphate||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|66L||Mixtures, children with codeine phosphate||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|41E||Mixtures for children, other||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|63H||Pastes containing cocaine hydrochloride||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|49N||Powders for internal use||258.20||36.00||37.59|