Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)

Medicare for Health Professionals
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The Australian Health Care System
The Australian Health Care System

This module gives an understanding of the Australian Health Care System and what Medicare covers.

The Medicare Program
The Medicare Program

This module provides an understanding of patient eligibility, the importance of a Medicare card and how to read the details on a Medicare card.

Provider and Prescriber number eligibility
Provider and Prescriber number eligibility

This module gives an overview of health professional eligibility and understanding of how to apply for a provider or prescriber number from Medicare.

Introduction to the MBS
Introduction to the MBS

Item numbers, descriptors, explanatory notes - what do these terms mean? How will knowing about them help you in everyday work? Find the answers and more in this module.

Referrals and requests
Referrals and requests

This module explains the difference between referrals and requests, also outlining what constitutes a valid referral for MBS item billing purposes.

Medicare billing and claiming - basics
Medicare billing and claiming - basics

This module will explain generic aspects of patient billing and the different claiming and payment options.

Aftercare or post-operative treatment
Aftercare or post-operative treatment

This module provides information about aftercare in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

Attendance Basics
Attendance Basics

This module provides an overview of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Primary Care Items (PCI) and focuses on selecting appropriate attendance items based on characteristics of the attendance.

Bulk Bill Incentive Items
Bulk Bill Incentive Items

This module outlines bulk bill incentibe items that are avaliable to medical practitioners, including non-vocationally recognised medical practitioners (non-VR MPs).