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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.
PBS Online payments due on Australia Day will be paid early
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Online payments due on Friday 26 January 2018 will be a day earlier.
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.
Your PBS Online payment dates over the holidays
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Online payments will be paid in advance over the holidays.
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.
Incentives News Update – November 2017 now out!
The INU is your quarterly update for the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP).
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.
Pharmacy applications and PBS stationery orders over the holidays
Over the holiday period, Section 90 pharmacy applications and PBS stationery orders will not be processed.
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.
Patients can access their Australian Immunisation Register statements online
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
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
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?
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
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
The External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program helps eligible breast cancer patients buy external breast prostheses.