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General Practice Funding

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)

Medicare provides funds to subsidise access to health and hospital services for all Australian residents and certain visitors to Australia. Each professional service rendered by a health practitioner is claimable by a unique Medicare benefits item number for ‘clinically relevant’ services.  Each item number has its own description, schedule fee and Medicare rebate.

The service provided must be:
  • Within the scope of the provider
  • Meeting the patients health needs
  • Deemed clinically appropriate

Practice Incentive Program (PIP)

The Practice Incentives Program encourages eligible general practices to continue providing quality care, enhancing capacity, and improving access and health outcomes for patients.

Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) provides support to current and former serving members and their families through a range of benefits (including ongoing or one off payments). DVA works to assist service providers to manage the health of eligible DVA patients in a coordinated way to achieve positive outcomes.

Related Links & Resources
Health Provider Portal - HPP

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