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New Medical Costs Finder digital drop in sessions for health professionals

Medical specialists and practice support staff can join digital drop in sessions in February to learn more.

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What the new myGov app means for health professionals

Your patients can use the new myGov app digital wallet when presenting their Centrelink concession and health care cards.

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Afghan humanitarian visa 449 Medicare extension

Health professionals can continue to claim Medicare benefits for people evacuated from Afghanistan on or after 19 August 2021.

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Changes for pharmacists to PBS general patient co-payment from 1 January 2023

The PBS general patient co-payment will reduce from $42.50 to $30.00 from 1 January 2023.

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Health professionals 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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Take our survey to tell us your thoughts on how we can improve our information and services for health professionals.

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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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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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Page last updated: 3 February 2022.