2019 PBS Co-pay­ments

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

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.

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