Is there a limit on how many Medicare Provider Numbers I can have?

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According to Medicare, there isn’t a limit on how many Medicare Provider Numbers you can obtain. After a certain amount of numbers, your numbers will have to change (they do their best to keep them as similar as possible, just changing the number & letter at the end). 

There is also no limit on how many applications you can apply for via PRODA either.

However! If you are applying for a practice on the same suburb as a previous Medicare Provider Number, PRODA won’t let you apply and you’ll need to submit a paper application. 

If you need help you can call PRODA on 1800 700 199.

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