We have received various enquiries lately about what documents General Practitioners need to submit to Medicare or related organisations when they are commencing at a new practice.
We want to make it easy for you, so we have prepared a blog detailing which documents need to be submitted and when!
MEDICARE PROVIDER NUMBER FOR A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER
The first form you will need to submit is a Medicare Provider Number (MPN) Application for a Medicare Practitioner.
This form has recently undergone significant changes, so make sure you are filling out the latest version.
You will need to include details such as personal details, residency status, qualifications, registration details and practice information.
Additionally, you will need to provide a copy of your medical registration, passport and current visa status. The practice offering you a job will also need to provide a letter of support that states why you need access to Medicare benefits.
Please note, Medicare does not send out a request for further information. So, if any information is missing your application will be rejected and you will be required to resubmit.
You can find the MPN Application form at this link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/forms/hw019
ROMPS/AHOMPS – IF APPLICABLE
If you are eligible, the next step will be to apply for either ROMPS or AHOMPS.
Please be aware, applications for OMPS will only be accepted until the 31/12/2018 and General Practitioners on the program will only receive higher Medicare Rates until June 2023.
You will be eligible for ROMPS if you are working in a RRMA 4 or higher location, ‘areas of consideration’ or approved RRMA 3 practices.
AHOMPS is available to General Practitioners working after hours in an accredited General Practice of accredited Medical Deputising Service.
For both of these applications you will need to confirm your eligibility and provide personal information, your current Medicare Access, Medicare Provider Number and practice location.
You can find the ROMPS application form at this link: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/96B503DC263C635ECA257BF000211ED7/$File/ROMPs%20application%20form.PDF
You can find the AHOMPS application form at this link: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/11AC6A3E43AB9A6FCA257BF0001E383F/$File/AHOMPs%20application%20form.PDF
PRACTICE INCENTIVES PROGRAM SERVICE INCENTIVE PAYMENTS (IP011)
You will complete this form by the time you commence practice to notify the Australian Government Department if Human Services of new or amended bank account details for the Practice Incentives Programme (PIP).
For this form, you will need to provide the details of the doctor, programme details and the bank account details of the practice.
To complete this form, you can visit this link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/forms/ip011
PRACTICE INCENTIVES – INDIVIDUAL GENERAL PRACTITIONER DETAILS FORM (IP003)
This form only needs to be completed once when starting at a new practice. The purpose of the form is to notify the Australian Government when a new General Practitioner starts at the practice.
For this form, you will need to fill out the practice details, the general practitioners’ details and clarify if you are a procedural General Practitioner.
This form can be completed at the following link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/forms/ip003
ONLINE CLAIMING PROVIDER AGREEMENT FORM (HW027)
General Practitioners will only need to complete one agreement; however, bank details must be provided for each new location. If you need to register bank details for another location, you can complete the Bank Account Details for Online Claiming form (HW052).
For an initial application (HW027) you will need to provide personal details, practice details and the practices bank details
If you are completing an additional form (HW052) you will only have to provide the practice details and the practices bank details.
The HW027 form can be accessed at this link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/forms/hw027
The HW052 form can be accessed at this link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/forms/hw052
PROVIDER REGISTRATION FOR ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER PAYMENTS FORM (HW029)
This form is used to register the bank account details you would like used for one or more of your current Medicare Provider Numbers and will need to be completed prior to commencing practice.
For this form, you will only need to provide the doctors and practice details and the bank account details.
This form can be found at this link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/forms/hw029
AUSTRALIAN CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION REGISTER
There are two forms that are required under the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register.
Firstly, you will need to complete the General Practice Immunisation Incentives Practice Report (GPII020A).
Secondly, you will need to prepare the Bank Account Details for Vaccination Providers (IM005) to record the bank account details for Australian Immunisation Register payments.
You can find these forms at this link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/services/medicare/australian-immunisation-register-health-professionals
REQUEST FOR PAY GROUP LINK
The purpose of this form is to make Medicare Benefit cheques payable to the provider or another payee associated with the practice at their location address. This form needs to be submitted prior to the proposed commencement date.
With this form, you will need to provide the applicants details, practice location, business type and the details for the requested payee (if different to the applicant).
This form can be completed at this link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/forms/hw078
GENERAL PRACTITIONER 90 DAY PAT DOCTOR CHEQUE SCHEME APPLICATION FORM (HW074)
This form is to be completed by General Practitioners if their patients manually submit unpaid or partially paid patient claims. Please note, if you only submit claims electronically you will not need to register for the Scheme.
For this form, you will need to provide all practice locations and the details of the General Practitioner.
This form can be completed at this link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/forms/hw074
REQUEST FOR PRESCRIBER BAG SUPPLIES ORDER BOOK FORM (PB157)
This form is for eligible medical practitioners to order the Prescriber bag supplies order book, which enables prescribers to obtain certain PBS medicines to supply to patients for emergency use.
Only one prescriber bag supply order book is issued to a prescriber every 2 years.
This form can be completed at the following link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/forms/pb157
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU:
If you are looking for further guidance on a Medicare Provider Number Application of the Forms listed in this blog or would like to ask further questions about the information mentioned, this is something our team can help you with. Contact us directly on [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.