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Claiming services on behalf of a general practitioner

18 October 2017

There are things to check if you’re a practice nurse claiming services you provided on behalf of a medical practitioner.

New PBS Safety Net stationery order form for pharmacies

9 October 2017

There’s a new form available online for pharmacists to order PBS Safety Net cards and envelopes.

How you and Medicare can best support children with disabilities

5 October 2017

We’ve produced an education guide about the Better Start for Children with Disability initiative.

Patients can access their Australian Immunisation Register statements online

29 September 2017

Your patients can save time and safely view their immunisation history statements online with Medicare.

It pays for your customers to register their bank details with Medicare

19 September 2017

Help your customers get their Medicare benefit by reminding them to register or update their bank account details with Medicare.

Health providers’ access to Medicare numbers – consultation closed

13 September 2017

Read the submissions to the Australian Government’s independent review into health providers’ access to Medicare numbers.

Have you read the Diagnostic audiology items education guide?

13 September 2017

The guide gives you information about the key claiming requirements for diagnostic MBS audiology items.

Applying for early release of super is free for your patients

7 September 2017

People may be able to access their super early in some circumstances set out in legislation.

Your patient may get reimbursed for an external breast prosthesis

5 September 2017

The External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program helps eligible breast cancer patients buy external breast prostheses.

Our new look website arrived 27 August - Health professionals

27 August 2017

We’ve updated the website to make it easier to use.

Incentives News Update – August 2017 now out

25 August 2017

The INU is your quarterly update on the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP).

Find out more about HPOS and PRODA through eLearning

23 August 2017

We’ve got eLearning programs to help you use Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) and Provider Digital Access (PRODA).

The look of Online PBS Authorities System in HPOS is changing

27 July 2017

On 30 July 2017 we’ll be making some screen changes to the Online PBS Authorities System in HPOS.

Make sure you use the right early release of super form

4 July 2017

The form you use to give us information about your patients applying for early release of their super has changed.

Billing Chronic Disease Management services under Medicare

4 July 2017

There are things to keep in mind if you’re a GP billing Chronic Disease Management (CDM) services.

Refresh your knowledge of the PBS with our revised eLearning modules

4 July 2017

We’ve updated our Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) eLearning modules.

Have you registered for your PRODA account yet?

27 June 2017

You now need a Provider Digital Access (PRODA) account to access Health Professional Online Services (HPOS).

Upload your PBS written authority documents using HPOS

8 June 2017

Save postage time - upload your written authority applications and prescriptions electronically.

Simplified Billing adjustments are moving to EFT

30 May 2017

There are changes to the way Simplified Billing adjustments are paid to billing agents and private health insurers.

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Need to know more about multi-item billing?

25 May 2017

Our guide can help you work out when to multi-item bill under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

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Avoid delays - use the latest HI Service and PKI registration forms

25 May 2017

There are changes to evidence of identity for Healthcare Identifier (HI) Service and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) forms.

Billing for a newborn and don’t have their Medicare number?

24 May 2017

We can help you check their Medicare details.

The Disaster Health Care Assistance Scheme has a new claim form

24 April 2017

From 3 April 2017 you’ll need to use our new form for claims under the Disaster Health Care Assistance Scheme.