Patient Information regarding MyMedicare Voluntary Registration Program

As a part of the Strengthening Medicare initiative, the government introduced MyMedicare on 1st October 2023.

The initiative aims to support improved quality and continuity of care and strengthen relationships between patients and their primary care teams.

MyMedicare is a voluntary patient registration model.

Under this model, patients can register with their regular general practice and select their preferred general practitioner (GP) to access more personalised and efficient care and a range of benefits.

You can only register with ONE practice at a time, but you can change Practice or GP if you wish to do so.

Evidence shows that seeing the same GP and healthcare team regularly leads to better health outcomes. Seeing your GP regularly and formalising the relationship you have with your GP and general practice through MyMedicare may lead to better health outcomes.

Benefits:

Extended Medicare Support: MyMedicare patients will benefit from Medicare funding that covers longer telephone calls. This means more time to discuss your health concerns with your care team and less out-of-pocket cost.

Reduced Costs for Telehealth: For children under 16, pensioners, and concession card holders, MyMedicare offers increased Medicare funding for telehealth consultations. This again translates to lower ‘out-of-pocket’ expenses for you.

Access to Care Plans and Health Assessments (for eligible patients)

How to enrol in MyMedicare

To enrol in MyMedicare, you will need a Medicare or Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) card.

To register, you must have had 2 face-to-face appointments with the same practice in the previous 24 months.

You can register:

1. Online – through your Medicare Online Account.
Start the registration process in your Medicare Online Account or Express Plus Medicare Mobile app. Practice staff will then accept the registration in the MyMedicare system.

2. At 188 Medical – Simply visit 188 Medical Practice and request to enrol in the MyMedicare Program. Our friendly staff will assist you with the registration process. Provide us with your essential details and consent to enrol in MyMedicare. We will ensure the privacy and security of your information.

Most importantly, rest assured that doctors and staff at 188 Medical are committed to providing high-quality medical care and ensuring that all our regular patients receive the attention and support they need.

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