Application fee for recognition as a specialist or consultant physician
5 July 2021
From 1 July, when you apply for recognition as a specialist or consultant physician you don’t need to pay a $30 application fee.
A recent legislation change means applications for recognition as a specialist or consultant physician no longer have a $30 application fee.
To bill and claim items in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) for private patients you need to be a recognised specialist or consultant physician.
Make sure you check if you can apply for specialist or consultant physician recognition.
If you can apply, complete the Application for recognition as a Specialist or Consultant Physician form.
When you do this, you’ll need to return the form and supporting documents to us using the instructions on the form.
Page last updated: 26 July 2021
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