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Patient registration for MyMedicare now open

Earlier this year, the Australian Government introduced MyMedicare – a voluntary new patient registration system that aims to formalise the relationship between patients, their general practice, general practitioner (GP) and primary care teams.

Now that patients can register in MyMedicare and select their preferred GP, health professionals who haven’t already done so are encouraged to register their general practice in MyMedicare to access the benefits.

When a general practice and their patients are both registered, additional government funding is available to the practice to support them to provide the care their patients need.

MyMedicare practices can access more information about regular patients, making it easier to tailor services to fit the patient’s needs. Registered practices can also access the new longer telehealth items linked to MyMedicare, including:

  • longer MBS-funded telephone calls (Levels C and D) with their usual general practice
  • triple bulk billing incentive for longer MBS telehealth consultations (Levels C, D and E) for children under 16, pensioners, and concession card holders.

The Australian Government has introduced MyMedicare as part of an ongoing commitment to strengthening Medicare for all Australians.

Where can I find more information?

For more information on registering your practice, visit the Services Australia Health Professional Education website.

A communication kit has been developed with a range of resources to support health professionals in having conversations with patients, including FAQs, factsheets, a brochure and posters. Download the communication kit here.

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