From 1 July 2023, general practices can begin the MyMedicare registration process and link their providers to their practice. Practices can register in Services Australia's PRODA, HPOS and Organisation Register systems.
Patient registration has become available from 1 October 2023, see the timeline below for more detail:
Prepare your practice
COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN have developed multiple resources for your practice to utilise, in regard to the MyMedicare rollout. Find further information below.
MyMedicare Patient Registration Pathway for patient:
- Do you have a Medicare card or DVA card?
- If yes, you can register from 1 October 2023: at a practice that you have made two face-to-face visits in the past two years, OR
- through your Medicare online services (Medicare Online Account or the Express Plus Medicare mobile application).
- Patients who register with a DVA Veteran Card will need to fill out a registration form at the practice as registration via Medicare online services can only be completed using a Medicare card.
- Practices will then need to accept your nomination before you are registered.
The MyMedicare manual registration form is available for general practices to download and provide to their patients.
Services Australia | MyMedicare - Managing Patient Registrations Module
Register your practice
Choose the steps below that apply to where you are up to in the registration process. You do not need to complete a step if you have done so previously. Most practices will only need to follow the instructions for step 6.
TIP: If you are unsure, follow the instruction for step 6 'Organisation Registration for MyMedicare' to see if you have access to the "green tile" (Organisation Register) before looking at the other steps.
Note: For large or complex business structures - please contact our Digital Health Team for individualised advice.
COORDINARE can assist practices with the following elements of MyMedicare:
Our quality activities are designed to guide and support improvements to patient and systems management. Visit COORDINARE's Quality improvement page to find out more.
Future dates and changes
The Department of Health and Aged Care has advised that the following changes are scheduled to be part of the ongoing rollout of MyMedicare:
Geographically phased rollout of new incentives for general practices to provide wraparound care for people with complex, chronic conditions who are frequent hospital users.
Aged care SIP will be replaced with SIP/PIP combination (70% to GP, 30% to practice) rewarding quality and continuity of care (health assessments, care plans, regular visits). Current $10k cap removed.
Hospital frequent attendees will attract incentives (funding amount to be confirmed) and reward payments for reduction in hospital attendance. This measure will be rolled out progressively, commencing with nine PHN regions that are yet to be advised.
Chronic Disease Management items linked to a patient’s registration in MyMedicare from November 2024, to support continuity of care for people with chronic and complex conditions. Patients who are not registered in MyMedicare will still be able to receive chronic disease management items from their usual GP.
- Removal of item 723.
- Removal of additional steps (e.g. fax back).
- Rebalancing of items 721 and 732 (significant increase in item 732 and slight drop in item 721).
- In the future additional cohorts will be incentivised e.g. mental health.
Page last updated: 3 October 2023.