21 September 1 July 2018 MBS Changes September 21, 2018 By Nikki Walker Announcement, Department of Human Services Medicare, MBS, Benefits Schedule, Department of Human Services 0 The Department of Human Health adds 1 July 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) changes to our health professional education resources. We’ve updated our Indigenous and MBS eLearning and education guides with the 1 July MBS changes. These education resources help you work out claiming and billing MBS item numbers. We also have education resources about: the Australian Immunisation Register the Child Dental Benefits Schedule the Department of Veterans’ Affairs incentives programs digital claiming PRODA (Provider Digital Access) HPOS (Health Professional Online Services) Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Our eLearning programs are comprehensive, using case studies to show you how to apply the information. Check out the changes and updated education resources today. Next steps Explore the education services for health professionals Read more news for health professionals Subscribe to News for Health Professionals and get regular updates directly to your inbox Related Improved Medicare Compliance: Changes to Legislation On 1 July 2018 changes occured to the Health Insurance Act 1973, the Dental Benefits Act 2008 and the National Health Act 1953, through the Health Legislation Amendment (Improved Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Act 2018 (the Act). Changes to Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) – September In response to the recommendation made by the ‘Independent Review of Health Providers' Access to Medicare Card Numbers’ the following changes will be made to HPOS in September. Changes to process for allied health referrals The way that a General Practitioner (GP) refers DVA clients to allied health providers is set to change from July 2019. Specific MBS Changes from 1 November Visit the Department of Human Services website for news of specific MBS changes beginning on 1 November. Legislative changes to tighten privacy and security protections for My Health Record In response to a growing privacy backlash, the Federal Government has announced legislative changes to My Health Record to restrict access by law enforcement and government agencies and allow records to be deleted by those who choose to withdraw from the system, with the opt out period also expected to be extended. Changes to Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) The Department of Human Services has released important information outlining changes to the Health Professionals Online Services (HPOS) in December to support the recommendations outlined in the Independent Review. Comments are closed.