How does Medicare know I’m a Fellowed GP?

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How does Medicare know I’m a Fellowed GP?



You’ve done it! You’ve passed the Fellowship Exams, and you’re applying to your college for your Fellowship Certificate. You’re going to let AHPRA know. 



Why does Medicare need to know?

Medicare has a different rate for Non-VR (those who haven’t completed their Fellowship) and VR (those who have completed their Fellowship). Letting Medicare know you’ve passed your exams means that you can bill the VR rates! 


The 19AA and 19AB legislation apply to Medicare, so once you complete your Fellowship then you will no longer have a 19AA restriction. 



Do I need to wait for AHPRA to update my record?

No. You can apply to Medicare before you apply to AHPRA, during the process or at any stage after you get your Fellowship from your college. 



When can I apply? 

You’ll receive a letter from your college confirming you’ve met the requirements for Fellowship. This usually comes accompanied by the form you need to send to Medicare to be recognised. We’ve included these below, just in case. 


Form for RACGP: HW075


Form for ACRRM: HW076


How Can We Help?

Our team offer General Practitioners assistance with finding jobs and a career pathway, and Medical Facilities to find a new Medical Practitioner. We also help with the full application process with AHPRA, RACGP, ACRRM, Department of Health, Medicare including 19AA & 19AB. If we can help, please contact us at



People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, and   Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.

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