Medicare access for nurse practitioners

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

Billing under Medicare

To bill under Medicare, nurse practitioners must:

Services Australia has Medicare information for nurse practitioners, including eligibility requirements and guides on bulk billing. Its Health Professional Education Resources Gateway also has guides on MBS items for nurse practitioners.

Prescribing under the PBS

To prescribe Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medications nurses and nurse practitioners must apply for approval as PBS prescribers.

Learn more about becoming an authorised PBS prescriber.

Providing services under the MBS

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

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