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MBS Information for Nurse Practitioners

In 2018 the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health formed a group of nursing experts to provide advice on how the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) could be better used to account for NP contributions in primary healthcare. The Nurse Practitioner Reference Group of the MBS Taskforce provided their final report in 2018, which was summarily ignored by the MBS Taskforce in 2021. Recommendations arising from the NPRG are currently sitting with the Commonwealth Minister for Health.

For more information on the progress of this body of work, please visit the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners.
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Medicare Benefits for Nurse Practitioners

This is a little project I’ve been working on that I hope others will find useful.

I still get a lot of questions regarding how the MBS works. This is in part due to the fact the Australian government never promised to facilitate the business of Nurse Practitioners - which is why you don’t see resources out there like this.

I know its wordy and the font it too small…but hey! It’s a beginning…

MBS Item Numbers

The following downloadable summaries provide an overview of the requirements for nurse practitioner professional attendance items:

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