Medicare Benefit Cheques are stopping

From 1 July 2016, Medicare benefit cheques are stopping. This means patients/claimants will need to register their bank account details with Medicare so your benefit can be paid directly into your bank account via EFT. This change excludes Pay Doctor via Claimant (PDVC) cheques, which will continue to be issued.

This change was announced in the 2015-16 Federal Budget and will ensure all claimants have access to their Medicare payments faster. Medicare customers continue to be informed about this change through various communication channels where they are encouraged to register their bank account details.

 What you need to do

Advise your patients/claimants that from 1 July 2016, Medicare benefit cheques are stopping and that they will need to register their bank account details with Medicare in order to receive their payments. Claimants can register their bank account details: