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Change to pre-Christmas PBS Online payment date

We’re changing our pre-Christmas period payment date to pharmacies this year.

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Apply for your Medicare provider numbers (MPNs) early

We’re experiencing a peak in MPN applications. Make sure you get your MPN application in on time to avoid any delays.

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We’re always looking for new ways to improve our information and services. Take our survey and let us know your thoughts.

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Free webinar to help you understand system changes

The Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) replaced the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) on 1 October 2022.

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What to do if your Medicare provider number is exposed in a data breach

We have measures in place to protect your details if you were affected by the Medibank Private and AHM data breach.

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Changes to MRI equipment eligibility for Medicare

More practices in regional and rural areas can now provide Medicare funded MRI services.

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Place your PBS stationery order now to get it before Christmas

To avoid running out of PBS stationery over the holiday period, place your orders by 30 November 2022.

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We’ve simplified the Pathology registration refund process

From 17 October 2022, payments will no longer be returned without notice when an application is rejected.

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Changes to Medicare Online from 4 October

From 4 October 2022, you need PRODA and web services if you use software to send Medicare Online claims and data to us.

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Tips for ordering your PBS stationery through HPOS

Here’s some steps to make ordering your PBS stationery through HPOS as easy as possible.

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Page last updated: 3 February 2022