Medicare access for dentists and dental practitioners

For dentists and dental practitioners to access Medicare rebates for their patients they must satisfy Medicare’s requirements.

Billing under Medicare

To bill under Medicare, dentists and dental practitioners must:

Eligible dentists and dental practitioners can:

  • provide services for certain items under the MBS
  • write prescriptions for certain medicines under the PBS.

Dental prosthetists can’t use their provider number for billing.

Prescribing under the PBS

PBS Online has information for PBS prescribers, including dentists and dental practitioners.

Providing services under the MBS

MBS Online lists Medicare services subsidised by the Australian Government and available to dentists and dental practitioners.

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