Can my patients still access PBS if I can’t bill Medicare?

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PBS or the ‘Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme’ is not dependent on a General Practitioner’s ability to bill Medicare but rather on the patient’s own ability to access Medicare. 

PBS is available to all Australians and concession card holders who have a current Medicare card, visitors from overseas countries with which Australia has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA), veterans, war widows and widowers, and dependants who are eligible under the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS).

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