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Changes to Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) items from 1 January 2022

From 1 January, there’ll be changes to MBS items for Telehealth, COVID-19, Bulk Billing Incentives, Surgery and other items.

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Rural bulk billing incentives are changing

From 1 January 2022 the bulk billing incentive items you can claim will be based on your location.

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You can now submit AIR forms through HPOS

We’ve made some changes to the way you submit AIR forms.

Our website has changed

We’ve improved our Services Australia website to make it easier for you to find what you need.

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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Temporary Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) specialist inpatient services

You can bill temporary MBS telehealth items if you’re a specialist or consultant physician who can’t meet with your patient in hospital because of COVID-19.

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Information for pharmacies recording COVID-19 vaccines on the AIR

How to correctly record COVID-19 vaccines on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

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Important information for Residential Aged Care Providers

Residential aged care providers using Aged Care Online must upgrade to web services before 13 March 2022.

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Application fee for recognition as a specialist or consultant physician

From 1 July, when you apply for recognition as a specialist or consultant physician you don’t need to pay a $30 application fee.

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You can now order PBS Safety Net cards online

From 19 July 2021 you can order PBS Safety Net cards online instead of sending us an order form.

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Page last updated: 13 January 2022