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Medicare Benefits Schedule

Medicare provides funds to subsidise access to health and hospital services for all Australian residents and certain visitors to Australia. Each professional service rendered by a health practitioner is claimable by a unique Medicare benefits item number for ‘clinically relevant’ services.  Each item number has its own description, schedule fee and Medicare rebate.
The service provided must be:
  • Within the scope of the provider
  • Meeting the patients health needs
  • Deemed clinically appropriate

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