Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) welcome the introduction of MyMedicare (voluntary patient registration), for general practices. MyMedicare will be an important enabler for continuity of care and better health equity in the North Queensland region.
We have been working with the community and general practices to help prepare and support the transition to MyMedicare.
What can I do to get our practice ready for MyMedicare?
- Register your practice and link your eligible providers
- Consider practice data cleansing and understand your patient demographics and needs to ensure you are looking at an up to date patient cohort.
- MyMedicare will incentivise practices who are providing continuity of care for their patients by doing GP management Plans (GPMP) and Chronic Disease Management (CDM) so your could consider identifying eligible patients early
- MyMedicare emphasises team-based care, so use MBS 10997 and 10987 with your eligible patients
- MyMedicare encourages practices to focus on preventative health. Identify your patients who are eligible for health assessments, such as aged between 40-49 years for diabetes risk or 45-49 health assessments.
Find out more information about:
- MyMedicare interactive guide
- MyMedicare practice registration: Frequently asked questions
- MyMedicare patient registration: Frequently asked questions
- MyMedicare registration form
- MyMedicare GP toolkit
- MyMedicare eLearning
RACGP recently hosted three webinars in the MyMedicare series. The recordings can be viewed at the following links (also available to non-members):
- MyMedicare: First steps: what is it, and what do I need to know?
- MyMedicare: a deeper dive (including PRODA)
- RACGP - MyMedicare webinar #3