Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

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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.

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.

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.

Approved and unapproved pharmacies
Approved and unapproved pharmacies

This module outlines approved and unapproved pharmacy requirements.

Closing the Gap (CTG) Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Co-payment Program
Closing the Gap (CTG) Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Co-payment Program

This module provides an overview of the Closing the Gap (CTG) Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Co-payment Program.

Dispensing and supplying
Dispensing and supplying

This module outlines requirements for dispensing and supplying Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) items.

Claiming
Claiming

This module provides outlines information for pharmacists about the electronic claiming of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Benefits Scheme (RPBS) medicines.

Prescription requirements
Prescription requirements

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

PBS costs and the Safety Net
PBS costs and the Safety Net

This module provides information on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net and associated costs.

Prescriber bag supplies
Prescriber bag supplies

This module provides information on prescriber bag eligibility.

Prescribing in public hospitals
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.

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How to Find a patient using HPOS for pharmacies
How to Find a patient using HPOS for pharmacies

This module provides a guide for pharmacies to use HPOS to verify patient Medicare and DVA details.