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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.

Provider and Prescribe eligibility
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.

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 details on a Medicare card.

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.

Prescriber bag supplies
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.

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.