MyMedicare timeline

From 1 July 2023, general practices have been able to begin the MyMedicare registration process and link their providers to their practice. Practices can register in Services Australia's PRODA, HPOS and Organisation Register systems.

Patient registration became available from 1 October 2023, see the timeline below for more detail:

  • From 1 October 2023

    Patient voluntary registration will be available to all Australians with a Medicare card or Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) card.

  • From 1 November 2023

    Registered patients can access MBS level C and D telephone items, and the triple bulk billing incentive for MBS level C, D and E telehealth items will be available.

  • From July 2024

    General Practice in Aged Care Incentive will be available to practices and providers regularly visiting patients in residential aged care homes.

  • From November 2024

    Registered patients will be eligible for MBS chronic disease management plans only at the practice at which they're registered. 

General Practice Aged Care Incentive

The General Practice Aged Care Incentive supports general practices to deliver regular, proactive services and care planning to older people living in residential aged care homes.

If your practice is already participating in the existing Practice Incentive (PIP) General Practice (GP) Aged Care Access Incentive (ACAI), we encourage you to get ready to register for the General Practice Aged Care Incentive.

General Practices, ACCHs/ACCHOs and other eligible practices will be able to start registering in MyMedicare for the General Practice in Aged Care Incentive from 1 July 2024prior to the official commencement date on 1 August 2024.

Prepare your practice

COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN have developed multiple resources for your practice to utilise, in regard to the MyMedicare rollout. Find further information below.

Register your practice

Choose the steps below that apply to where you are up to in the registration process. You do not need to complete a step if you have done so previously. Most practices will only need to follow the instructions for step 6.

TIP: If you are unsure, follow the instruction for step 6 'Organisation Registration for MyMedicare' to see if you have access to the "green tile" (Organisation Register) before looking at the other steps.

Note: For large or complex business structures - please contact our Digital Health Team for individualised advice.

PHN support

COORDINARE can assist practices with the following elements of MyMedicare:

Future dates and changes

The Department of Health and Aged Care has advised that the following changes are scheduled to be part of the ongoing rollout of MyMedicare:

Page last updated: 22 May 2024.