Optometrist eligibility requirements
Eligibility for optometrists who claim Medicare benefits.
To claim Medicare benefits, optometrists must:
- meet the qualification requirements set out in the Health Insurance (Optometric Services) Determination 2016
- be registered with AHPRA or a respective board or organisation
- be recognised as an optometrist by us
- be in private practice
- be working in a private capacity.
Page last updated: 15 September 2020
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