Is there a limit on how many Medicare provider numbers I can have?

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Is there a limit on how many Medicare provider numbers I can have?  


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. 

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 [email protected].


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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