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Save time and cut down on paper forms

Our new eLearning module shows you how to save time by uploading some of our forms through HPOS.

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It’s Dental Health Week!

Dental Health Week runs from 5-11 August 2019. Ask your patients – ‘When was the last time your kids went to the dentist?’

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Confirm your patient’s details online

We have a useful new infographic to help you confirm your patient’s details quickly through HPOS.

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Changes to the Centrelink Medical Certificate form

The Centrelink Medical Certificate is now a PDF fillable form.

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Upcoming changes to laboratory supervision requirements

Your laboratory category may have changed under the new supervisions requirements

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Help us test out a new Rheumatoid Arthritis online form in HPOS

On 1 July 2019, we’ll release a new online Rheumatoid Arthritis form as a feature in HPOS.

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Remember, you must give correct claimant details to avoid claim errors

When you submit a Medicare claim for a patient, make sure you list the correct claimant.

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We’re improving the Location Specific Provider Number system

From July 2019, you’ll find it easier to manage your LSPN.

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A payment to help patients manage incontinence

The Continence Aids Payments Scheme can help your patients

Have your say on the Indigenous Health Incentive

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

May 2019 Incentives News Update (INU) for health professionals

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

Free webinars to help you better support veterans mental health

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

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

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

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

Changes to PBS authority levels for proton pump inhibitors

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

PBS Safety Net cards for 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

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

Have you seen the updated explanatory notes on the MBS?

Record flu vaccines for all patients on the AIR

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

New MBS items for a heart health assessment

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

Adolescent vaccines on the Australian Immunisation Register

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

Changes to PBS Online payments over Easter

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?

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

Help protect your patients from scammers

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

Changes to PBS online payments

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

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

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

Help your patients get their benefits from Medicare

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

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

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

We’ve updated our PBS education guides

Refresh your knowledge by reading our updated education guides.

Do you use a PKI certificate to access HPOS?

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

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