Community pharmacies and friendly societies claiming for HSD.
Community pharmacies and friendly societies may not have access to public hospital HSD item codes and be able to claim for these items. However, they can dispense and claim public hospital CAR HSD and PBS trastuzumab prescriptions.
Where a community pharmacy or a friendly society acts as an agent for a non-dispensing public hospital, the claim for the HSD must be lodged by the public hospital. The community pharmacy or friendly society will have private arrangements with the hospital for administration and remuneration. If a community pharmacy or friendly society attempts to claim public hospital HSDs item codes through online claiming for PBS, the claim will be rejected.