MBS Item Numbers, PIPs and HPOS

The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a Department of Health publication which is also updated regularly and maintained by the Department.  The Schedule is part of the wider Medicare Benefits Scheme managed by the Department of Health and administered by Department of Human Services.


For a comprehensive explanation of each MBS Item number and claiming complexities refer to the Medicare Benefits Schedule online.


Practice Incentive Program (PIP)

To be eligible to participate in the Practice Incentive Program (PIP), a practice must be accredited or registered for accreditation, against the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices.

Practices must achieve full accreditation within 12 months of joining the PIP and maintain full accreditation thereafter. For detailed information about Practice Incentive Program (PIP).


Health Professional Online Services (HPOS)

Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) is secure and convenient online service for health professionals and administrators. To access the online checker HPOS.