The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care has released updated information on MyMedicare 29 September 2023.
Information on patient registration, resources for patients and practices
can be found on the Australian Government Department
of Health and Aged Care MyMedicare page.
The Resources for general practices and healthcare providers page includes:
The Australian Government is introducing a new voluntary patient registration model called MyMedicare to drive improvements in primary health care for all Australians and deliver new funding packages to primary care providers.
MyMedicare will strengthen the relationship between patients and their primary care teams by allowing patients to register with their regular general practice and select their preferred GP and providers within the practice.
Registration in MyMedicare is voluntary for patients, practices and providers.
Practices can now begin the MyMedicare registration process and link their providers to their practice before patient registration becomes available from 1 October 2023.
Visit health.gov.au/MyMedicare for more information.
Services Australia has developed a practice registration checklist to guide practices through the MyMedicare registration process. This can be found here.
To take part in MyMedicare, general practices need to register their organisation and link their participating providers to the organisation in PRODA.
Information on practice eligibility and registration can be found here.
Prompts will assist you with the steps to add the MyMedicare program.
For additional support with practice registration, email ORGANISATION.REGISTER.SUPPORT@servicesaustralia.gov.au or phone 1800 700 199 and select option 1.
For more information on registering your practice, visit the Services Australia Health Professional Education website. This website has a range of eLearning modules to guide you through the registration process.
o the General Practice in Aged Care Incentive from 1 August 2024, which will support regular health assessments, care plans and regular GP visits for people in residential aged care homes.
o new blended funding payments to support better care in the community for people with complex, chronic disease who frequently attend hospitals. These arrangements will roll out progressively across the country over three years from FY2024–25.
o Chronic Disease Management items linked to a patient’s registration in MyMedicare from November 2024, to support continuity of care for people with chronic and complex conditions. Patients who are not registered in MyMedicare will still be able to receive Chronic Disease Management items from their usual GP.
o Work is underway to integrate registration information with practice software to reduce administrative burden and allow GPs to access their registered patient lists directly.