2019 PBS Co-payments
COMMUNITY pharmacy owners will be well aware that the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme patient co-payments and safety net thresholds are adjusted for inflation each 1 Jan.
The new co-payments and other minor adjustments to fees are contained in a downloadable document for Members only on the Guild’s website.
You can access the document here, after logging in: www.guild.org.au/resources/pharmacy-agreement-pbs/PBS-Prescription-PricesEffective-January-2019.pdf.
The 80-cent increase in the general patient co-payment puts it over the $40 mark for the first time – noting that the impact of price disclosure has seen an increasing number of medicines fall below the copayment for general patients.