There are new record keeping requirements in place for Medicare referrals, requests and plans.
From 1 July 2018, you must keep copies of referrals and requests for 2 years.
The 2-year period begins from the date you first provide an MBS service under the referral or request.
You also have to keep copies of any plans that are a requirement for an MBS item. This includes:
- GP chronic disease management plans
- GP mental health treatment plans
- consultant physician treatment and management plans
The 2-year period begins from the date the health professional first prepares the plan.