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Medicare information

Some information held by Services Australia may be available in your record.

Medicare information available in your record

Medicare information is collected by Services Australia and the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA). Some of the information held by Services Australia may be available in your record.

Information that may be available:

  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) information or, if applicable, Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) information – This includes information sourced from Medicare that the pharmacy sends to them.
  • Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) – This includes immunisations you have received that are recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register.
  • Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR) information – This includes details of any organ and/or tissue donation decisions you have made. Only decisions recorded with the Australian Organ Donor Register will be visible.
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) information or, if applicable, Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) claims information – This includes details of any successful claims you have made in the past two years.

People who can access your record will be able to view this information. Find out more about who can access a record

Manage your information

You can choose to include all, some, or none of the following: 

  • MBS/DVA and PBS/RPBS claims information available from the past 2 years 
  • MBS/DVA and PBS/RPBS claims information available in the future only 
  • all of your immunisations recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register  
  • all of your organ/tissue donation decisions recorded on the Australian Organ Donor Register 

To include information from these sources, select the Include available Medicare information checkbox when you first sign in to your record. 

How to update your settings

  • Get started:
  1. Log in to your My Health Record through myGov.
  2. Select the record you want to update.
  3. Click the Profile & Settings tab in the top navigation menu.
  4. Select Medicare Information Settings from the drop-down list.
  5. On this page, for each item:
    • Select Yes if you want future information for the selected item included in your My Health Record, or
    • Select No if you do not want the information to display in your My Health Record.
  6. Select Save.

If you change your information settings after Medicare information has been already been added, past information will still be available. You can remove documents and control who can see this information.

You can also manage which nominated representatives can access your Medicare information by changing the My Representatives settings under the Privacy and Access tab.

How to view your Medicare information

If you agree to have Medicare information included in your My Health Record, you can view the information in the Medicare Overview section of your record. Follow the steps to get started:

  1. Log in to your My Health Record through myGov.
  2. Select the record you want to access.
  3. Click the Documents tab in the top navigation menu.
  4. Select Medicare Overview from the drop-down list.

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) data

PBS or RPBS records are added when a pharmacy’s claim has been successfully finalised by Services Australia.

The ‘date of supply’ on the PBS or RPBS record is the date the pharmacist dispensed the medicine.

The following prescriptions dispensed by the pharmacist approved supplier will not be captured on your record:

  • prescriptions not listed on the PBS/RPBS, or ‘private’ prescriptions
  • prescriptions dispensed in a public hospital for inpatients
  • prescriptions supplied under Section 100 Special Arrangements in the National Health Act 1953, e.g. supplies through an Aboriginal Health Service (AHS), IVF/GIFT Program, Botulinum Toxin Program
  • PBS prescriptions priced under the patient co-payment amount prior to 1 April 2012.

There may be a delay before your PBS/RPBS information appears in your record.




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