Collecting data

You have to supply prescription data for items priced below the patient co-payment to us.

Prescription data gives us information about how medicines are used in the community. It’s a valuable tool for:

  • health policy planning
  • monitoring risk management protocols
  • collecting information on the adverse effects of medicines
  • monitoring the quality use of medicines in the community.

The data is collected through online claiming for PBS through pharmacy dispensing software.

PBS systems assess under co-payment data and only a limited set of reject reason codes will be returned for approved suppliers to follow up.

Page last updated: 22 February 2019

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