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Help close the gap with a PRODA account

Set up your Provider Digital Access (PRODA) account so you can prescribe cheaper or free PBS medicines from 1 July 2021.

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You can now help Indigenous Australians get cheaper PBS medicines

If you’re a PBS prescriber, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner, you could help close the gap.

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Verify patients’ Closing the Gap PBS registration in real time

There’s now a national registration database for the Closing the Gap PBS Co-payment and more patients are eligible.

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Place your PBS stationery order now to get it before Christmas

We don’t process PBS stationery orders during the Christmas and New Year period from 24 December 2021 to 3 January 2022.

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Changes to PBS Online payment dates over the 2021 holiday period

Make sure you know when you’ll get your PBS Online payments from us.

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If you use PBS Online, you need to upgrade to web services

From 13 March 2022 you’ll need web services ready software and PRODA to access PBS Online.

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Important information if you use Medicare Online and ECLIPSE

From 13 March 2022, you’ll need web services compatible software and a PRODA organisation account to access Medicare Online and ECLIPSE.

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There are 24 new MBS telehealth items for blood borne viruses, sexual and reproductive health services

The item numbers are available until 31 December 2021.

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Changes to Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) surgical items

From 1 July, there’ll be changes to MBS items for general, orthopaedic, and cardiac surgery services.

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Page last updated: 13 January 2022