Chronic Disease Dental Scheme

The Chronic Disease Dental Scheme is now closed.

Page last updated: 30 November 2012

The Chronic Disease Dental Scheme is now closed. No Medicare benefits are payable for any dental services provided from 1 December 2012 under Medicare dental items 85011-87777 from this date.

Further details regarding the closure are available below.

Information for patients

Questions and Answers for Patients (Word 30 KB)
Question and Answers for Patients (PDF 155 KB)

Information for providers

Question and Answers for Providers (Word 26 KB)
Question and Answers for Providers (PDF 179 KB)
Medicare Benefits Schedule - Dental Services

Further information

GPs and dental practitioners can call the Medicare Provider Enquiry Line on 132 150 for queries about provider registration and claiming/billing for services provided before 1 December 2012. Information is also available at Medicare Australia.

Patients can call the Medicare Patient Enquiry Line on 132 011.

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