Medicare benefits for health professionals

Processing times for applications

We’ll send you a letter to let you know when your Medicare benefits application has been finalised.

We assess your application to see if you’re eligible to access Medicare benefits. If you’re eligible we’ll update your Medicare Provider Record to show your new status.

The letter will tell you the date you’ll be eligible to start claiming the MBS items. You can start claiming under Medicare benefits from that start date.

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Page last updated: 22 February 2019