Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)

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All Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) case study resources are currently under review.

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).

Bulk Bill Incentive Items
Bulk Bill Incentive Items

This module outlines bulk bill incentive items that are avaliable to Medical Practitioners, including Non-Vocationally Recognised Medical Practitioners (Non-VR MPs).

Attendance Basics
Attendance Basics

This module provides an overview of the MBS Primary Care Items and focuses on selecting appropriate attendance items based on characteristics of the attendance.

Targeted MBS Primary Care Items
Targeted MBS Primary Care Items

This module outlines Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Primary Care Items (PCI) avaliable which provide particular target groups with preventative health care or improve coordination of multidisciplinary care for people with chronic (or terminal) conditions and complex care needs

Anaesthesia billing requirements
Anaesthesia billing requirements

This module explains the key requirements for Anaesthetists to claim Medicare benefits for Relative Value Guide (RVG) for anaesthesia services.

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

This module provides information for specialists and fertility clinics about billing Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) services.

Claiming Ambulatory Electrocardiogram (AECG) MBS Items
Claiming Ambulatory Electrocardiogram (AECG) MBS Items

This module provides information about claiming AECG MBS items.

Medicare items for eligible Nurse Practitioners
Medicare items for eligible Nurse Practitioners

This module provides information for eligible Nurse Practitoners about billing Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items and referring or requesting patients for Medicare services.

Medicare items for practice nurses
Medicare items for practice nurses

This module provides information about how to claim services provided by a practice nurse on behalf of a Medical Practitioner.

Medicare items for eligible Midwives
Medicare items for eligible Midwives

This module provides information for eligible Midwives about billing MBS items and referring or requesting patients for Medicare services.

Patients with Complex Neurodevelopmental Disorders or disabilities
Patients with Complex Neurodevelopmental Disorders or disabilities

This module provides information about Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items supporting diagnosis, assessment and treatment for patients with a disability or Complex Neurodevelopmental Disorder.

Consultation items and the treatment of skin lesions
Consultation items and the treatment of skin lesions

This module provides guidance on the appropriate billing of MBS attendance items for assessment and/or treatment of skin lesions and outlines instances where an attendance item can be claimed in addition to a MBS procedural item for the treatment of skin lesions.

Skin lesion excision items and local skin flap repair
Skin lesion excision items and local skin flap repair

This module provides guidance on the appropriate billing of skin lesion excisions. It also contains information on performing local skin flap repair in association with excision items.

Treatment of skin lesions - other than excision
Treatment of skin lesions - other than excision

This module includes extracts from the MBS explanatory notes that'll help you to understand the Medicare requirements for the treatment of skin lesions - other than by excision.

Treatment of skin lesions - Case studies and knowledge checks
Treatment of skin lesions - Case studies and knowledge checks

This module provides case studies and knowledge checks relating to plantar warts; solar keratoses; multiple warts; solar skin disease as well as the appropriate billing of skin lesion excisions and situations where an attendance item only can be claimed.

Viewing a patient's care plan history
Viewing a patient's care plan history

Learn how to view your patient's care plan history for the last 12 months in HPOS.

Using the MBS items online checker in HPOS
Using the MBS items online checker in HPOS

Learn how to use the MBS items online checker in HPOS to confirm a patient and claim eligibility.

GP Management Plans
GP Management Plans

This module provides an understanding of your obligations to comply with standard work practices and maintain a sound working knowledge of the requirements of the MBS relating to GP Management Plans.

GPMP case study - Asthma (child)
GPMP case study - Asthma (child)

This is a case study relating to a child with Asthma.

GPMP case study - Asthma (adult)
GPMP case study - Asthma (adult)

This is a case study relating to a patient with Asthma.

GPMP case study - Osteoarthritis
GPMP case study - Osteoarthritis

This is a case study relating to a patient with Osteoarthritis.

GPMP case study - Tendonitis
GPMP case study - Tendonitis

This is a case study relating to a patient with Tendonitis.

GPMP case study - Psoriasis
GPMP case study - Psoriasis

This is a case study relating to a patient with Psoriasis.

GPMP case study - Diabetes
GPMP case study - Diabetes

This is a case study relating to a patient with Diabetes.

Team Care Arrangements
Team Care Arrangements

This module provides an understanding of your obligations to comply with standard work practices and maintain a sound working knowledge of the requirements of the MBS relating to Team Care Arrangements.

TCAs case study - Diabetes
TCAs case study - Diabetes

This is a case study relating to a patient with Diabetes.

TCAs case study - Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis and Parkinson's disease
TCAs case study - Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis and Parkinson's disease

This is a case study relating to a patient with Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis and Parkinson's disease.

TCAs case study - Osteoarthritis
TCAs case study - Osteoarthritis

This is a case study relating to a patient with Osteoarthritis.

TCAs case study - Breast Cancer
TCAs case study - Breast Cancer

This is a case study relating to a patient with Breast Cancer.

TCAs case study - Heart Failure
TCAs case study - Heart Failure

This is a case study relating to a patient with Heart Failure.

TCAs case study - Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease
TCAs case study - Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease

This is a case study relating to a patient with Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease.

TCAs case study - Pelvic Leiomyosarcoma
TCAs case study - Pelvic Leiomyosarcoma

This is a case study relating to a patient with Pelvic Leiomyosarcoma.

Allied Health Initiative
Allied Health Initiative

This module provides an understanding of your obligations to comply with standard work practices and maintain a sound working knowledge of the requirements of the MBS relating to the Allied Health Initiative.

AHI case study - Osteoarthritis, Hypertension and early Dementia
AHI case study - Osteoarthritis, Hypertension and early Dementia

This is a case study relating to a patient with Osteoarthritis, Hypertension and early Dementia.

AHI case study - Diabetes
AHI case study - Diabetes

This is a case study relating to a patient with Diabetes.

Multidisciplinary Case Conferences
Multidisciplinary Case Conferences

This module provides information on how health professionals meet to discuss, plan, coordinate or make arranements on behalf of their patient.

Access to Mental Health Services for eligible Medical Practitioners
Access to Mental Health Services for eligible Medical Practitioners

This module provides information about Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners (Better Access) initiative in the MBS.

Access to Mental Health Services for allied mental health professionals
Access to Mental Health Services for allied mental health professionals

This module provides information about Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners (Better Access) initiative in the MBS.

Eating disorders treatment and management plans
Eating disorders treatment and management plans

This module provides information for Medical Practitioners and allied health professionals about eating disorders treatment and management plans.