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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

for prescribers



eLearning
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.

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

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

Sections 48,49 and 51
Sections 48, 49 and 51

This module outlines the requirements for prescribing and supplying under Sections 48, 49 and 51 of the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 2017

Authority Required items
Authority Required items

This module outlines requirements for applying for PBS and RPBS Authority Required and Authority Required (STREAMLINED) items.

Highly Specialised Drugs
Highly Specialised Drugs

This module provides an overview of the Highly Specialised Drugs (HSD) program.

Prescription requirements
Prescription requirements

This module outlines the requirements for writing PBS and RPBS prescriptions.

Prescriber bag supplies
Prescriber bag supplies

This module provides information on prescriber bag eligibility.

Online PBS Authorities system
Prescribing in public hospitals

This module outlines the requirements for prescribing Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) items in public hospitals.

Online PBS Authorities system
Online PBS Authorities system

This module outlines requirements for applying for PBS approval using online channels.

Infographics
Simulations
How to request a PBS Authority approval for most PBS items
How to request a PBS Authority approval for most PBS items

This simulation will run for approximately 4 minutes and 30 seconds.

How to search for an existing Authority using Online PBS Authorities in HPOS
How to search for an existing Authority using Online PBS Authorities in HPOS

This simulation will run for approximately 3 minutes.