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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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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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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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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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Important update to residential aged care claiming changes

The Aged Care Payment System (ACPS) will be implemented on 20 August 2022.

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The new Health Professional Education Resources website is now live

We’ve redesigned the Health Professional Education Resources website to improve your online experience.

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1 July 2022 changes to Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) items

The changes include some MBS items for Diagnostic services, Surgical Operations and Category 6 Pathology.

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Changes to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net payment statements

The PBS Safety Net payment statements have been updated for all processed PBS Safety Net claims.

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Help us tell people about face-to-face My Aged Care support

We’re helping more people access information about government-funded aged care services.

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Help to prepare for residential aged care changes

Software developers can register for a webinar to help prepare for changes to the AN-ACC funding model.

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Page last updated: 3 February 2022