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Free webinars to help you better support veterans mental health

20 May 2019

You’re invited to the next 2 free webinars in the Mental Health and the Military Experience series.

Protect your patients! Please record details correctly on the AIR

13 May 2019

If there’s an error with your patient’s vaccine record it can affect their school enrolment, family benefit and your benefits.

Have your say on the Indigenous Health Incentive

13 May 2019

Have your say on the Practice Incentives Program’s Indigenous Health Incentive.

Changes to PBS authority levels for proton pump inhibitors

9 May 2019

Authority levels have increased for PBS subsidised high and standard dose proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

Renew early to continue operating your Approved Collection Centre (ACC)

9 May 2019

Apply now to beat the rush and get your application in before your approved status expires.

PBS Safety Net cards for 2019

23 April 2019

Next time you order, you’ll get enough PBS Safety Net cards to last for the rest of this calendar year.

Back to basics with our Medicare eLearning program

16 April 2019

Did you know we have an eLearning program that gives you an overview of Medicare for health professionals?

Changes to MBS explanatory notes for Diagnostic Imaging Services

15 April 2019

Have you seen the updated explanatory notes on the MBS?

Record flu vaccines for all patients on the AIR

9 April 2019

You can record flu and other adult vaccines on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

New MBS items for a heart health assessment

8 April 2019

Please note the new MBS items for heart health assessment services.

Adolescent vaccines on the Australian Immunisation Register

8 April 2019

You can now record adolescent vaccines on the Australian Immunisation Register, including those given in schools.

Changes to PBS Online payments over Easter

3 April 2019

We’ll pay your Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Online payments in advance over Easter.

Are you using up-to-date forms to order PBS and RPBS prescription stationery?

1 April 2019

Make sure you’re using our current order forms for PBS and RPBS prescription stationery.

Help protect your patients from scammers

14 March 2019

Talk to your patients about Medicare scams such as fake emails, text messages and websites.

Changes to PBS online payments

8 March 2019

If you’re an approved supplier of PBS and RPBS medicines and claim for these online you’ll soon be able to get your payment faster.

February 2019 Incentives News Update (INU) for health professionals

7 March 2019

The INU keeps you up to date with the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and the Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP).

Changes to residential aged care facility (RACF) MBS items

1 March 2019

From March some RACF items in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) are changing.

Help your patients get their benefits from Medicare

27 February 2019

If we don’t have your patient's bank details, we can’t pay their Medicare benefits.

Systems Maintenance for HPOS and AIR site: what it means for you

13 February 2019

In February and March there will be times when you can’t access some reports from HPOS and the AIR site.

Order more PBS Safety Net cards using our online form

1 February 2019

We will no longer take phone orders for PBS Safety Net cards and envelopes.

We’ve updated our PBS education guides

24 January 2019

Refresh your knowledge by reading our updated education guides.

Do you use a PKI certificate to access HPOS?

21 January 2019

In the future, you’ll need a PRODA account to access our services with HPOS.

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