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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 Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) information – includes information sourced from Medicare that the pharmacy sends to them.
  • Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) – includes immunisations you have received that are recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register.
  • Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR) information – 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 Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) claims information – includes details of any successful claims you have made in the past two years.

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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, for example 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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