Government Changes to Medicare

Oct 14, 2023 | General Health, Latest News

Benefit for patients:

greater continuity of care with your registered practice, improving health

longer Medicare Benefit Scheme (MBS) funded telehealth consultations with
your GP: Now our pensioners/concession card holders will be able to book a Bulk
Billed longer Telephone consult with their doctors. No need to travel to the
practice for your consults unless advised by your doctor.

• triple bulk billing incentive for longer MBS consultations for children under
16, pensioners, and concession card holders, from 1 November 2023 – Your
doctor is likely to be able to continue providing clinical care without charging a
gap fee.

• more regular visits from your GP and better care planning for people living in a
residential aged care home, from August 2024

• connections to more appropriate care in general practice for people who visit
hospital frequently, from mid-2024

How to register:

There are multiple ways you can register with your chosen practice in MyMedicare:
• Start the registration process in your Medicare Online Account or Express Plus
Medicare Mobile app. Once done, practice staff will then accept the registration in
the MyMedicare system.

• If unable to register online for any reason, our patients will be able to complete a
form at the practice and staff will then register them online in My Medicare

• For more information on how to register, go to this link: How to Register for MyMedicare

Registering with a Medicare Card or DVA Veteran Card

If you hold both a DVA Veteran Card and a Medicare card, you can register using
either. You can only have one registration, which will apply to any relevant Medicare
and/or DVA-funded service, regardless of which card you use to register.
If you choose to register in MyMedicare with a DVA Veteran Card, you will need to
complete a registration form at your chosen practice.

Withdrawing Your Registration

You can choose to withdraw from MyMedicare at any time.
If you register at a different practice, this will automatically withdraw any previous
registration and notify the practice.
If you want to withdraw your MyMedicare registration, you can either:

• withdraw from MyMedicare using their Medicare Online Account or Express Plus
Medicare Mobile app.

• contact your GP or practice and notify them that you want to withdraw your
registration from MyMedicare

• contact Services Australia directly and request to have your MyMedicare
registration withdrawn.

Your family GP in Riverstone

Phone (02) 9627 0600

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