MyMedicare is now open for voluntary registration to Australians with a valid Medicare card or a Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Veteran card.
A practice must be registered in MyMedicare before a patient can start their own registration.
There are multiple ways a patient can register with their chosen practice in MyMedicare:
- Start the registration process in their Medicare Online Account or Express Plus Medicare Mobile app. Check that their practice is registered in MyMedicare before they start. Practice staff will then accept the registration in the MyMedicare system.
- Their practice may start the registration in MyMedicare or they can ask them to do this. This will trigger a registration in your Medicare Online Account or Express Plus Medicare Mobile app, which you can then complete.
- Fill out a registration form at 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.
The Department of Health has produced several resources for patients:
Introducing MyMedicare – Fact sheet
Registering in MyMedicare – Fact sheet
MyMedicare for patients – Frequently asked questions
Our friends at leading practice intelligence platform provider Cubiko recently held a webinar Getting started with patient registration: tips & tricks
This webinar covered:
- How to employ efficient workflows for patient registration
- The best way to keep up to date with the latest announcements and changes for MyMedicare
- What you can do to prepare your practice for the 1st of October and patient registration
To watch the webinar recording visit here
Cubiko have also produced several patient friendly MyMedicare posters
For more information about MyMedicare visit here