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Detailed information on how prescription medicines are priced under the PBS and RPBS for pharmacists.

When a pharmacist supplies a medicine that attracts a benefit, we pay the pharmacist the PBS-dispensed price of the medicine, less any patient contribution.

The PBS-dispensed price includes:

The PBS pricing structure doesn't apply to medicine prices that are less than the general patient contribution. There are pricing rules for these medicines so they count towards a patient's PBS Safety Net.

Funds for highly specialised drugs

We fund certain specialised medicines under the highly specialised drugs (HSD) program. These medicines are in Section 2 of the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (the Schedule) - section 100 items. HSDs have different mark-ups to other medicines.

Read more about highly specialised drugs.

Public hospitals participating in pharmaceutical reforms

The hospitals who participate in the public hospital pharmaceutical reforms can prescribe and supply PBS medicines to:

  • outpatients
  • patients on discharge.

We reimburse pharmacies in these hospitals differently from approved community pharmacies for supplying PBS medicines.

Private hospitals

Private hospitals can supply PBS medicines to patients who receive treatment in or at the hospital. We reimburse private hospitals at a different rate from approved community pharmacies for supplying PBS medicines.

Components of pricing

Cost to the pharmacist

The cost to the pharmacist includes the manufacturer's price plus wholesale mark-up. For approved community pharmacies, 1 of 2 levels of wholesale mark-up applies.

Wholesale mark-up

Cost of medicine from manufacturer Value
Up to and including $930.06

7.52%
(Commonwealth price to pharmacists)

Over $930.06 $69.94

The level of wholesale mark-up is based on the cost of the medicine from the manufacturer.

Wholesalers may charge a different amount from the cost to the pharmacist.

Private hospitals and public hospitals participating in pharmaceutical reforms have a flat 11.1% wholesale mark-up on medicines.

Administration, Handling and Infrastructure fee (AHI fee)

The table below shows the tiers of fees and the corresponding AHI fee.

Tier Fee for items with an approved price to pharmacist Administration, Handling and Infrastructure fee - value of payment

Tier 1

For a maximum quantity of a listed brand with a price to pharmacists less than $180.00

$4.04 per maximum quantity supplied

Tier 2

For a maximum quantity of a listed brand with a price to pharmacists from $180.00 to $2,089.71

$4.04, plus 3.5% of the amount where the price to pharmacists exceeds $180.00, per maximum quantity supplied

Tier 3

For a maximum quantity of a listed brand with a price to pharmacists more than $2,089.71

$73.81 per maximum quantity supplied

Read more about the AHI fee on the PBS website.

Dispensed price for HSDs

The dispensed price for HSDs supplied in approved community pharmacies and private hospitals includes the normal PBS dispensing fee plus a pharmacy mark-up.

Cost of medicine Mark-up

Up to and including $40.00

10%

Between $40.01 and $100.00

$4.00

Between $100.01 and $1,000.00

4%

Over $1,000.01

$40.00

The dispensed price for HSDs supplied in participating public hospitals does not have a pharmacy mark-up. The patient contribution, including premiums, is the same as other medicines.

Efficient funding of chemotherapy drugs

The changes to how chemotherapy drugs are funded aim to achieve greater efficiency in the cost of chemotherapy medicines used to treat cancer and administered by injection or infusion.

We reimburse pharmacies for suppling an infusion based on the cheapest combination of vials. An algorithm is built into the pharmacy dispensing software and our processing system to work out the cheapest combination.

The price of each individual vial includes the base price and a mark-up. The algorithm works out the cost of a single vial to find the cheapest combination for the quantity and dose prescribed.

Under the efficient funding of chemotherapy drugs, pack size and price will be vial size and price.

The pharmacy mark-up applied is the same as other PBS medicines:

  • approved community pharmacies - 3 level mark-up
  • public hospitals participating in pharmaceutical reforms - none
  • private hospitals - 1.4%
  • PBS trastuzumab - 4 level mark-up, similar to HSDs.

The dispensed price of PBS medicines supplied under the efficient funding of chemotherapy drugs includes:

  • the cost to the pharmacist
  • applicable AHI fee
  • applicable fees.

Other applicable pharmacy applied fees include:

  • PBS Safety Net recording fee
  • allowable additional patient charge.

Wastage and dangerous drug and container fees don't apply.

The standard PBS patient contributions apply, including brand price premiums, therapeutic group premiums and special patient contributions.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) patients pay the brand price and therapeutic group premiums. They don’t have to pay special patient contributions.

Patient contributions are only payable on original prescriptions and not on repeats. Brand price premiums, therapeutic group premiums and special patient contributions are payable on repeats.

You can find revised arrangements for the efficient funding of chemotherapy drugs under section 100 of the National Health Act 1953.

Read more about the revised arrangements.

Read our education guide about efficient funding of chemotherapy.

Public hospitals participating in pharmaceutical reforms

The dispensed price for participating public hospitals includes the cost:

  • to the pharmacist - the manufacturer's price + 11.1% mark-up
  • of extemporaneously prepared containers, if appropriate.

Other applicable pharmacy applied fees include the PBS Safety Net recording fee.

AHI and dispensing, dangerous drug, wastage and ready prepared container fees don't apply.

The standard PBS patient contributions apply, including brand price premiums, therapeutic group premiums and special patient contributions.

DVA patients are included in the pharmaceutical reforms and the same rules apply to RPBS benefits.

Read more about Section 1 of the explanatory notes on the PBS website.

Private hospitals

The dispensed price of PBS medicines supplied, including PBS medicines supplied to DVA patients includes:

  • the cost to the pharmacist - manufacturer's price + 11.1% mark-up
  • a flat 1.4% pharmacy mark-up
  • the relevant dispensing fee
  • a dangerous drug fee, wastage and container fee, if appropriate.

Other applicable pharmacy applied fees include the PBS Safety Net recording fee.

The standard PBS patient contributions apply, including brand price premiums, therapeutic group premiums and special patient contributions.

DVA patients pay the brand price and therapeutic group premiums. They don’t have to pay special patient contributions.

Fees

Dispensing fees

The tribunal sets the dispensing fees after an investigation of relevant information.

Ready prepared

The ready prepared fee is $7.29.

This fee applies for PBS medicine that doesn't need further preparation or compounding. It's a compulsory addition to the AHI fee component, regardless of the cost of the medicine.

Only one fee is paid for each prescription, regardless of quantity. The ready prepared fee doesn't change when multiple quantities are ordered.

Read more about Section 3 of the explanatory notes on the PBS website.

Extemporaneously prepared

The extemporaneously prepared fee is $9.33.

The extemporaneously prepared fee is paid for supplying the following PBS medicines:

  • reconstituted items listed in Section 2 of the Schedule, for example, powder for oral liquid
    • if a solvent is needed, the fee includes the price of 100 mL purified water from the drug tariff
    • a fee is paid for each multiple quantity ordered
  • extemporaneously prepared PBS medicine, for example, mixtures, creams and ointments
    • only one fee is paid - the fee doesn't change when quantities more or less than the PBS maximum quantities are ordered. An extemporaneously prepared medicine is only a PBS medicine if prepared from ingredients or formulae listed in Section 4 of the Schedule.

Read more about Section 4 of the explanatory notes on the PBS website.

Dangerous drug fee

The dangerous drug fee is $3.07.

The dangerous drug fee is paid for supplying a Schedule 8 medicine and is in addition to the AHI and dispensing fee. This fee is designed to cover extra costs related to:

  • handling fees charged by wholesalers for dangerous medicines
  • supplying and recording duties related to dangerous medicines.

Only 1 fee is paid for each prescription, even for multiple quantities. A dangerous drug fee isn't payable for extemporaneous prescriptions with a dangerous ingredient as this is included in the recovery price of the ingredients.

Read more about Section 3 of the explanatory notes on the PBS website.

Fees for the efficient funding of chemotherapy drugs

The efficient funding of chemotherapy drugs includes new dispensing fees to recognise the specialist nature of preparing chemotherapy medicines.

Applicable fees for all drugs except trastuzumab

Fee Community pharmacy including section 92 approved practitioners Section 94 approved public hospital authority Section 94 approved private hospital authority

Distribution fee $26.65

Yes

No

Yes

Diluent fee $5.28

Yes

No

Yes

Preparation fee $84.44

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ready prepared dispensing fee $7.29

Yes

No

Yes

Applicable fees for trastuzumab where prescribed for HER2-positive early breast cancer

Trastuzumab used for late-stage breast cancer and subsidised outside the PBS is not affected by the efficient funding of chemotherapy drugs.

Fee Section 90 community pharmacy
including section 92 approved practitioners
All public hospitals Section 94 approved private hospital authority

Distribution fee $26.65

Yes

No

No

Diluent fee $5.28

Yes

No

Yes

Preparation fee $84.44

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ready prepared dispensing fee $7.29

Yes

No

Yes

Patient contributions

The patient contribution for general patients is a maximum of $40.30. For concession patients, the patient contribution is $6.50. These amounts are adjusted each year in line with the consumer price index.

Patient contributions are only payable on original prescriptions for infusible chemotherapy medicines supplied under the revised arrangements for the efficient funding of chemotherapy drugs.

Read more about Section 1 of the explanatory notes on the PBS website.

PBS Safety Net

The PBS Safety Net helps individuals and families who need a lot of medicines in a calendar year.

When a person or family with a concession card spends $390.00 on PBS medicines in 2019, they're issued with a PBS Safety Net entitlement card. The card ensures they receive medicines free of charge for the rest of the year.

People or families without a concession card need to spend $1,550.70 on PBS medicines in 2019, to get the PBS Safety Net concession card. They will then pay $6.50 per prescription for the rest of the year.

The thresholds don't include brand price premium charges, therapeutic group premium charges or special patient contributions. People still need to pay these costs once they have a PBS Safety Net card.

Patients need to keep a record of their PBS medicine costs on a prescription record form, these are available from the pharmacy. The patient's Medicare card number must be recorded on their prescription record form before a PBS Safety Net card can be issued. Their Centrelink Customer Reference Number or DVA number must also be recorded before a PBS Safety Net card can be given to a pensioner or concession family.

A repeat supply of the same PBS or RPBS medicine supplied within a set time will fall outside the Safety Net. This is known as the PBS Safety Net early supply rule.

Read more about the PBS Safety Net early supply rule.

PBS Safety Net recording fee - additional fee for agreed price benefits

A PBS Safety Net recording fee is paid for recording prescriptions below the maximum general patient contribution on the prescription record form.

Read more about Section 3 of the explanatory notes on the PBS website.

Allowable additional patient charge

The allowable additional patient charge is up to $4.53.

This fee applies if the dispensed price, including the PBS Safety Net recording fee is less than the general patient contribution. This fee is added to the dispensed price and paid by the patient.

The allowable additional patient charge is optional. It can only be added to general patients' prescriptions and can't be entered on a prescription record form as part of the cost of the medicine.

The allowable extra fee can't be charged if the total cost of the medicine, including the PBS Safety Net recording fee and the allowable extra fee, is over $40.30. The fee can be a part charge to take the cost up to $40.30.

If the cost of a medicine to a general patient is less than $40.30, the PBS Safety Net recording fee is added first to bring the charge up to $40.30. If the cost is still less than $40.30, the allowable extra fee is then added to bring the charge up to a maximum of $40.30.

Brand price premium

The brand price premium is a compulsory charge. You can offer a less expensive brand as a substitute for a brand name medicine if:

  • the less expensive brand is marked as bioequivalent in the Schedule
  • the patient asks or agrees to the substitution and it is allowed by the prescriber.

The patient has to pay the price difference for a more expensive brand.

If a prescription is written generically or for the lowest priced brand, and you supply the lowest priced brand, you shouldn’t charge the brand price premium.

If you supply a higher priced brand, you must charge the applicable brand price premium.

The brand price premium doesn't count towards the patient's PBS Safety Net threshold and you can’t enter it on the prescription record form.

If a prescription with a brand price premium has multiple quantities, the charge is multiplied by the number of maximum quantities supplied.

If a prescription is for a broken quantity, use the wastage factor table to determine the relevant brand price premium.

If the quantity is less than the PBS maximum quantity but isn't a broken pack, the brand price premium is reduced by the multiple. For example, when half the PBS maximum quantity is prescribed, the brand price premium is halved.

Brand price premiums are in Section 2 of the Schedule under the heading 'Premium' and are identified with a leading 'B'. This charge doesn't apply to:

  • prescriber bag (emergency drug supply)
  • medicines listed only in the RPBS Schedule
  • unlisted RPBS benefits, prior approval medicine not listed in either the PBS or RPBS Schedules.

Read more about Section 1 of the explanatory notes on the PBS website.

Therapeutic group premium

The therapeutic group premium is a compulsory charge.

The therapeutic grouping policy applies in defined therapeutic subgroups if the identified medicine provides similar safety and health outcomes. We pay up to the price of the lowest priced medicine in each subgroup, less any patient contribution.

You can’t substitute a medicine for a different, more expensive medicine in the same therapeutic group. The price difference for more expensive therapeutic group medicine is payable by the patient. The therapeutic group premium amount doesn't count towards the patient's PBS Safety Net threshold. You can’t record it on the prescription record form.

If a prescription with a therapeutic group premium has multiple quantities, the charge is multiplied by the number of PBS maximum quantities supplied.

If a prescription is for a broken quantity, the wastage factor table is used to determine the relevant therapeutic group premium. If the quantity is less than the PBS maximum quantity but isn't a broken pack, the therapeutic group premium is reduced by the multiple. For example, when half the PBS maximum quantity is prescribed, the therapeutic group premium is halved.

A medicine can attract a therapeutic group premium and a brand price premium.

Prescribers can apply for an authority prescription from us to get an exemption from the therapeutic group premium on clinical grounds. The phone approval number issued by us starts with 'TPX'. Alternatively, a stamp with 'TPX approved' will be on the authority prescription.

Therapeutic group premiums are in Section 2 of the Schedule under the heading 'Premium' and are identified with a leading 'T'. This charge doesn't apply to:

  • prescriber bag (emergency drug supply)
  • unlisted RPBS benefits, prior approval medicine not listed in either the PBS or RPBS Schedules.

Read more about Section 1 and Section 2 of the explanatory notes on the PBS website.

Special patient contribution

The special patient contribution is a compulsory charge.

There are some expensive medicines that have part of the manufacturer's price paid for by the Australian Government. In these cases, the patient pays the normal contribution plus the difference between the contribution and the actual cost of the supplied medicine. This difference is the special patient contribution.

Prescribers can apply for an authority prescription from us to get exemption from the special patient contribution on clinical grounds. The phone approval number issued by us starts with 'SPX'. Alternatively, a stamp with 'SPX approved' will be on the authority prescription.

The special patient contribution amount doesn't count towards the patient's PBS Safety Net threshold and can't be entered on the prescription record form.

Medicines that attract a special patient contribution and those granted exemption are priced the same way as therapeutic group premium medicines and exemptions.

The special patient contribution doesn't apply to RPBS prescriptions. Patients only pay the normal contribution and DVA pays the rest.

Read more about Section 1 and Section 2 of the explanatory notes on the PBS website.

Authority prescriptions

You must have prior approval before you supply authority required medicines or increase the listed maximum quantity, or maximum repeats for PBS medicines.

Authority required (streamlined) medicines don't need prior approval, except if increases in the listed maximum quantity or maximum repeats are needed.

When the quantity of a medicine is more than the PBS maximum quantity, the relevant AHI fee applies to the increased quantity. However, you can only add 1 of each of the following fees if applicable:

  • dispensing fee
  • dangerous drug fee
  • PBS Safety Net recording fee
  • allowable additional patient charge.

Only 1 entry is made on the PBS Safety Net prescription record form. General patients pay a maximum of $40.30 and concession patients pay $6.50, plus any applicable:

  • brand price premiums
  • therapeutic group premiums
  • special patient contribution charges.

Multiple quantities attract multiple brand price premium and therapeutic group premium charges.

Read more about Section 1 of the explanatory notes on the PBS website.

Regulation 24 - repeats supplied at the same time as the original prescription

Regulation 24 applies when a prescriber, under certain conditions, asks you to supply all repeats at the same time as the original prescription.

When you supply the total prescription as a single medicine, you can only add 1 of each of the following fees:

  • dispensing fee
  • dangerous drug fee
  • PBS Safety Net recording fee
  • allowable additional patient charge.

Multiple supplies of PBS medicines may attract multiple brand price premium and therapeutic group premium charges. The amount recorded on the PBS Safety Net prescription record form should reflect the total quantity supplied. This includes the original and repeats.

Unlike ready prepared medicines, the extemporaneous plus water dispensing fee is applicable for each maximum quantity supplied.

PBS and RPBS differences

Differences between the PBS and RPBS include:

  • the RPBS includes medicines not listed on the PBS
  • people who have the following cards don't pay the special patient contribution
    • Orange card, Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits card
    • Gold card, Repatriation health card for all conditions
    • White card, Repatriation health card for specific conditions with prescriptions marked as RPBS.

RPBS prior approval arrangements can provide access to some medicines not in either the PBS or RPBS Schedules. The price of the medicine is the cost to you, the pharmacist, plus the appropriate AHI fee and the PBS dispensing fee. If the cost to you is greater than $100.00, you must submit:

  • a copy of the invoice
  • the prescription for payment, including repeat prescriptions.

Read more about the RPBS explanatory notes on the PBS website.

Prescriber bag (emergency drug supply)

Emergency drugs are supplied at no charge to the prescriber. We will reimburse you the full PBS amount.

There is no charge if the prescriber requests a more expensive medicine or brand. We will pay you for the medicine or brand you supply. The dangerous drug fees are added if applicable.

In some states and territories, a prescriber can't write a dangerous drug on a prescription with any other medicine. This doesn't apply to the prescriber bag supply order form.

The Australian Government contribution for prescriber bag (emergency drug supply) is the same as ready prepared prescriptions.

Read more about Section 1 of the explanatory notes on the PBS website.

Extemporaneous pricing

Extemporaneously prepared formulae

An extemporaneously prepared formula is a PBS medicine compounded by a pharmacist from basic ingredients. All the prices for allowable ingredients are in Section 4 of the Schedule - Drug Tariff. If a formula has an ingredient not listed, that formula is not a PBS medicine. Some ingredients have specific uses or additional directions - for example, 'use as additive only'. If these are not followed, the formula is not a PBS medicine.

Standard formulae

You will find common formulae, their codes, prices and references in Section 4 of the Schedule lists. Container rates are included in these prices. Container rates are the same for every state and territory.

Normally, if a standard formula is altered in any way, the code reverts to the 3-character code given in Section 4 of the Schedule - Table of Codes, Maximum Quantities and Number of Repeats for Extemporaneously Prepared Pharmaceutical Benefits. If a single ingredient is added, or one of the standard ingredients is increased, reverting to the 3-character code may reduce the recovery price. In this case, the code can be left as is and be paid the same as the standard formula.

Pricing extemporaneously prepared ingredients

All the allowable ingredient prices are in Section 4 of the Schedule - Drug Tariff, with prices given for different quantities. The way to price exact quantities is explained in Section 1 of the explanatory notes on the PBS website.

We’ve compiled a list of the average rates payable that apply to extemporaneously-prepared benefits not included in the Standard Formulae List. Read more about average rates payable for extemporaneous items.

Average pricing

Each type of preparation, such as a cream or mixture, has an average price. The price is programmed each month to all pharmacy computers and represented by a 3-character code. The maximum quantities and repeats available for each type of preparation are in Section 4 of the Schedule - Table of Codes, Maximum Quantities, and Number of Repeats for Extemporaneously Prepared Pharmaceutical Benefits.

For example, in December 2018, the standard price for:

  • 100 g cream, 13Q, was $14.18
  • 200 mL mixture (other than a mixture containing codeine phosphate), 40D, was $26.41.

If these codes are used, every type of extemporaneous prescription, for example, creams and mixtures supplied in a month will be the same price, regardless of the ingredients supplied.

Some preparations have a zero price, which means the extemporaneous preparation type doesn't have any related standard formulae to calculate an average price. Prescriptions submitted for payment for these average rate codes must include a price.

Self-pricing

An approved pharmacy can choose to price their extemporaneous prescriptions differently, instead of accepting the average price. If you do, you must let us know and you must apply the prices for at least 3 months. You must price every type of extemporaneous prescription, not just selected prescriptions. This doesn't apply to standard formulae already priced in Section 4 of the Schedule.

You must list the quantities and costs of all the ingredients, plus the relevant dispensing fee and container price, on the back of the prescription or the repeat form for us to check.

Exceptional extemporaneous prescriptions

If you choose to be paid the average price, there may be times the total cost of ingredients is well above average. If the value of the ingredients is at least double the value of the average preparation, we can pay you for the extra cost.

You must enter the prescription into the computer as a priced prescription showing the full cost so we can pay the extra amount. You must write the ingredients, costs and all fees on the back of the prescription or repeat form for us to check.

When you make a claim, you can’t include any allowable additional fees or charges for the individual extemporaneous preparation prices.

Container prices for extemporaneously prepared prescriptions

If a prescriber asks for a particular quantity, you should use the container of that size, or the next size larger if the quantity is not a standard size.

If you supply a quantity larger than the PBS maximum quantity, we’ll pay you for the minimum number of containers needed.

For example, if the prescription is for 100 g cream with 1 repeat and you supply a 200 g jar of cream, we reimburse 1 x 200g jar not 2 x 100 g jars.

Dangerous drug fee

There is no dangerous drug fee for extemporaneous prescriptions. A dangerous drug fee is included in the recovery price of the ingredients.

Brand price premium, therapeutic group premium and special patient contribution charges

None of these charges apply to extemporaneous prescriptions. You need to check the price you pay to the wholesaler for extemporaneous ingredients is close to our reimbursements.

PBS Safety Net recording fee

This is an optional fee and you can’t charge this fee to patients with a concession card.

Patients pay the additional PBS Safety Net recording fee for the extra work involved in recording medicines on the PBS Safety Net prescription record form. You can't include it as part of any extemporaneously prepared priced prescription claimed from us.

Allowable additional patient charge

The allowable additional patient charge is optional and mustn't be more than $4.53. You can’t charge this fee to patients with a concession card. You can’t enter it on the PBS Safety Net prescription record form.

PBS quantities - if a pack cannot be broken

If a medicine's maximum quantity has been specially determined to correspond to the manufacturer's pack, the manufacturer's standard pack should be prescribed and supplied, even if the prescriber asks for a lesser quantity.

For example, if a PBS medicine is listed with a specific quantity, for example, 50 mL, then the minimum quantity that can be dispensed is 1 pack, 50 mL is a quantity of 1. If a prescriber asks for less than this, for example, 20 mL, it is not a PBS medicine. For example, 20 mL of Zofran Syrup® mixture is less than 1 quantity.

If the maximum quantity of a medicine doesn't match the quantity contained in the manufacturer's pack, there is a corresponding entry in Section 3 of the Schedule, Standard Packs and Prices or Ready Prepared Pharmaceutical Benefits that shows the applicable price of the manufacturer's pack.

Fractions aren’t allowed under the PBS.

For example, a prescription for Zofran Syrup® oral liquid, 75 mL would be a private prescription. This could be changed to a PBS prescription with approval from the prescriber and after endorsing the prescription with the PBS quantity, in this case, either 50 mL or 100 mL.

PBS quantities - where a pack can be broken

If a prescription asks for a quantity less than the manufacturer's pack, you can remove the unwanted additional quantity. This is called wastage. The wastage factor is worked out from the quantity in the manufacturer's pack, not from the maximum quantity allowed on the PBS.

The quantity may consist of a full manufacturer's pack plus a broken pack, for example, Rivotril® 500 mcg x 150. In this example, 100 tablets are paid from the price in Section 3 of the Schedule and the wastage factor applies to the 50 tablets.

Container prices on prepared items

The container price only applies to quantities less than the manufacturer's pack. For example, it applies to Serepax® 30 mg tablets x 10, but not to 1 month of Nordette 28®. The price is in Section 3 of the Schedule. It isn't payable on quantities over the manufacturer's pack, for example, Rivotril® 500 mcg x 150 tablets.

Wastage factor table

Use the wastage factor table to calculate the price of a prescription when the quantity is less than the manufacturer's pack. It compensates for the rest of the broken pack that isn't used before expiry and is therefore wasted.

Example using wastage factor table

Prescription for 50 Artane® tablets 2 mg

A full packet contains 200 tablets.

The prescription is for 25% of the manufacturer's pack. Find 25 from Row A and look below to Row B. From Row B, you can see the price paid, the wastage factor would be 38% of the value of the manufacturer's pack of 200.

Row A - Manufacturer's pack
200 tablets

5

10

15

20

25

30

35

40

45

50

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

Row B - Wastage factor
% of price paid

10

18

26

32

38

44

50

54

58

62

66

70

74

78

82

86

90

94

98

100

Brand price premium, therapeutic group premium and special patient contribution - broken packs

If you use a broken pack, use the wastage factor table to work out brand price premiums, therapeutic group premiums and special patient contributions.

The brand price premium, therapeutic group premium and special patient contribution are all mandatory charges to the patient.

Contact us

If you have any enquiries, contact us at PBS general enquiries.

Page last updated: 6 May 2019

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