What is MyMedicare ?
MyMedicare is a new, free-of-charge patient registration model that aims to better connect patients, their general practice, general practitioner (GP) and primary care teams.
When you register in MyMedicare, it will notify your general practice that you have chosen them as your regular care team. Additional funding will be available from the government to help them provide the care you need.
MyMedicare patients will have access to:
- Greater continuity of care with your registered practice, improving health outcomes;
- Longer Medicare Benefit Scheme (MBS) funded telehealth consultations with your GP;
- For children under 16, pensioners, and concession card holders: From 1 November 2023, triple bulk billing incentive for your doctor, for longer MBS telehealth consultations;
- For people living in a residential aged care home, from August 2024 – more regular visits from your GP and better care planning;
- For people who visit hospital frequently, from mid-2024: Connections to more appropriate care in general practice.
Further registration benefits for patients will continue to be added as part of the government’s commitment to strengthening Medicare.
Registering for MyMedicare
- Start the registration process in your Medicare Online Accountor Express Plus Medicare Mobile app. Check that your practice is registered in MyMedicare before you start. Practice staff will then accept the registration in the MyMedicare system.
- Your practice may start the registration in MyMedicare or you can ask them to do this. This will trigger a registration in your Medicare Online Accountor Express Plus Medicare Mobile app, which you can then complete.
- Fill out a registration form and provide it to your practice. By signing the form, you are giving consent to participate in MyMedicare. Practice staff will then complete the registration in the MyMedicare system.
MyMedicare registration will not prevent you from accessing care from other practices and healthcare providers..
A registration in MyMedicare is only successful when both you and your practice have provided consent to formalise your relationship through one of the processes outlined above.