Processing times for applications
We’ll send you a letter to let you know when your Medicare benefits application has been finalised.
Medicare provider number applications are taking 9 calendar days to process from the date we receive your application.
We assess your application to see if you’re eligible to access Medicare benefits. If you’re eligible we’ll update your Medicare Provider Record to show your new status.
The letter will tell you the date you’ll be eligible to start claiming the MBS items. You can start claiming under Medicare benefits from that start date.
Page last updated: 22 February 2019
This information was printed 10 September 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/services/medicare/medicare-benefits-health-professionals/apply-provider-number-or-prescriber-number/processing-times-applications. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.