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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

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eLearning
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.It also gives an overview of the PBS, the Federal Government Rebate on private health insurance and the federal, state or territory and local government responsibilities. It also provides clarity on the responsibilities of Services Australia and the Department of Health.

The Medicare Program
The Medicare Program

This module provides an understanding of patient eligibility, the importance of a Medicare card and how to read details on a Medicare card. It also provides clarity on the eligibility differences of Reciprocal and Interim Medicare cards.

Provider and Prescribe eligibility
Provider and Prescriber eligibility

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

Overview of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
Overview of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

This module introduces the PBS and outlines the responsibilities for prescribers and pharmacists.

Using the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits
Using the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits

This module introduces the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (the Schedule).

Eligibility requirements
Eligibility requirements

This module provides an overview of the eligibility requirements for patient access to the PBS/RPBS, prescribing PBS/RPBS items and supplying PBS/RPBS items.