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Prepare for MyMedicare

GPs wanting to participate in MyMedicare may need to set up systems to enrol patients with their practice for when the scheme starts later this year.

General practices will be able to enrol to be part of MyMedicare from 1 July, while patients will be able to enrol with a participating general practice, with the option to nominate a preferred GP at the practice, from 1 October.

If you don’t have one already, doctors will need an individual Provider Digital Access (PRODA) account with Services Australia. You will need to provide verification documents. Register for a PRODA account.

General Practices wanting to participate in MyMedicare will need to be registered on the Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) organisation register. Register your organisation

In preparation for the start of MyMedicare, information on what practices need to do to get ready for MyMedicare is available at the Department of Health and Aged Care website at https://www.health.gov.au/our-work/mymedicare

Frequently Asked Questions

https://hpe.servicesaustralia.gov.au/MODULES/MYMED/MYMEDM01/index.html

Getting your practice ready for MyMedicare

In preparation for MyMedicare you may want to consider the following:

  • MyMedicare focuses on proactive care. Health assessments for specific age groups, such as people aged between 40-49 years for diabetes risk or 45 – 49 health assessments, are opportunities to provide proactive health care. Find out which of your patients are eligible.
  • MyMedicare emphasises team-based care, so use MBS 10997 and 10987 with your eligible patients. 
  • Understand your patients’ needs and demographic. Consider archiving and data cleansing to ensure you are looking at your current patient cohort.
  • GP Management Plans (GPMP) and Chronic Disease Management (CDM) are a great way to provide continuous patient care.  

Please contact the Primary Care Support Team for assistance support@countrysaphn.com.au

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