Medicare access for participating midwives

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

Billing under Medicare

To bill under Medicare, participating midwives must:

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

Prescribing under the PBS

For participating midwives to prescribe Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medications they must apply for a PBS prescriber number

PBS Online has information for PBS prescribers, including participating midwives.

Providing services under the MBS

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

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