Medicare access for optometrists

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

Billing under Medicare

To bill under Medicare, optometrists must:

Prescribing under the PBS

To prescribe medicines listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), optometrists must have a PBS prescriber number.

PBS Online has information for PBS prescribers, including optometrists.

Providing services under the MBS

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

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