Changes to Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme payments

As from 1st July 2016, all Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme payments will change to Electronic Funds Transfer(EFT) or online.

From 1 July 2016, Medicare rebate and Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) refund payments will be paid by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) into the patient’s bank account. Patients will need to register their bank account details with Medicare to receive their payment.This change will ensure patients no longer have to visit a service centre or wait to receive a cheque in the mail to access their Medicare payments. Receiving payments will be quicker and easier as they are sent directly to the patient’s bank account.
To register your bank details with Medicare you need to complete Medicare Bank Details Form