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MyMEDICARE

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What MyMedicare is

MyMedicare is a new voluntary patient registration model. It aims to formalise the relationship between patients, their general practice, general practitioner (GP) and primary care teams.

We have introduced MyMedicare as part of an ongoing commitment to strengthening Medicare for all Australians.

Benefits

It is voluntary and free to register in MyMedicare.

When you register in MyMedicare, it will notify your general practice that you have chosen them as your regular care team.  Additional funding will be available from the government to help them provide the care you need.

MyMedicare patients will have access to:

  • greater continuity of care with your registered practice, improving health outcomes
  • longer Medicare Benefit Scheme (MBS) funded telehealth consultations with your GP
  • triple bulk billing incentive for longer MBS telehealth consultations for children under 16, pensioners, and concession card holders, from 1 November 2023
  • more regular visits from your GP and better care planning for people living in a residential aged care home, from August 2024
  • connections to more appropriate care in general practice for people who visit hospital frequently, from mid-2024.

If you choose not to register in MyMedicare, you will still be able to access the same quality of care from your healthcare providers.

For further information on:

Fact sheets for patients:

Please see ‘Information for MyMedicare patients’ for further information