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Sonographers - find out more about Medicare ultrasound services
We have a Medicare ultrasound services education guide to let you know what you need to do when claiming Medicare.
Retinal photography - who can take the photo?
Photos for diabetic retinopathy testing can be taken by an appropriately trained or qualified third party.
The After Hours Other Medical Practitioners Programme Guidelines have changed
The guidelines have been revised to be consistent with the new urgent after-hours MBS items introduced on 1 March 2018.
Doctors – there’s a new assessment framework for the SAPP
On 1 February 2018 the Department of Health revised the application assessment for the Special Approved Placements Program (SAPP).
Specialists and consultant physicians – don’t forget attendances changes
The limits for some consultation items done by specialists and consultant physicians changed in November 2017.
Changes to PBS Online payments over Easter
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Online payments will be paid in advance over Easter.
Health professionals – read the February 2018 Incentives News Update
We publish the Incentives News Update (INU) 4 times a year to bring you news on incentive programs.
Tell your patients about our disability communication survey
Help your patients have their say, so we can support their information needs.
Applying for a Medicare provider number
If you’re a new health professional you need to register for an initial Medicare provider number.
Did you know you can submit forms online to us using HPOS?
Here’s a reminder of how to use the form upload function in Health Professional Online Services (HPOS).
We have education for health professionals on the MBS, PBS and more
You can work at your own pace through our education resources on a range of topics at any time.
Health professionals – find out about bulk billing incentive payments
If you’re providing a bulk billed service to a patient you may claim extra MBS items.
Health professionals – you can save time when claiming
Don’t forget to use patient verification services before you submit Medicare Online and ECLIPSE claims
Free Interpreting Service for medical practitioners
Medical practitioners working in private practice can use the Free Interpreting Service.
Changes to the Better Access to mental health care initiative for general practitioners and allied health professionals
The Better Access to mental health care initiative has changed and we’ve updated the education guide.
New graduates should apply now for a Medicare provider number
If you’re a graduating health professional you need to register for an initial Medicare provider number.
We’re updating PBS and RPBS computer prescription stationery
We’re phasing in new computer prescription stationery, but you can still use up your old stationery.
Health assessments and your record keeping responsibilities for health professionals
Want to know more about doing health assessments and what you need to do for record keeping?
Billing pregnancy ultrasound services under Medicare
Health professionals, make sure you know the rules when billing pregnancy ultrasound services.
Do you know who to contact for Hearing Services Program support?
We and the Department of Health look after different parts of the Hearing Services Program.
Do your patients know about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
As the year comes to an end it’s good to remind families about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).
Support for people affected by family and domestic violence
On White Ribbon Day, and every day, we want your patients to know they can reach out for help.
Do you provide services to veterans?
We’ve just launched a new eLearning program to help you understand how to claim DVA services.
PBS Online claiming system changes for highly specialised drugs
There are new PBS Online rejection codes where the prescribing and supply combination doesn’t meet dispensing rules.
Changes to subsequent attendances with surgical items
From 1 November 2017, there are new limits for some consultation items done by specialists and consultant physicians.
Change in aftercare claiming requirements for GP consultations
From 1 November 2017, GP consultations will be exempt from aftercare rules where the GP does not perform the operation.
Claiming services on behalf of a general practitioner
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
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
We’ve produced an education guide about the Better Start for Children with Disability initiative.