Before a provider can submit claims to Medicare, they must complete an application to Medicare for online claiming. This applies even if you have completed an identification check with a Medipass team member. But don't worry, we have made it as simple as possible for you!
The application form can be found in the Documents section of the Medipass portal.
Note: This application must be completed even if the provider previously registered with Medicare for online claiming.
Click on the Medicare document labelled “Online Claiming Provider Agreement”.
Medipass will automatically generate forms pre-populated with your providers’ details, simplifying lodgement of the application.
To generate the Medicare agreement forms, click on “Add a provider” and select the providers you would like to apply for.
Ensure all relevant providers are set up under “Staff” first. For steps on how to add staff, click here.
Note: Only one application form is required per provider - even if that provider practices at multiple locations within your organisation.
If the provider is not registered with Medicare or does not hold an active Medicare issued provider number for the servicing practice, they first need to apply via either:
- Medicare registration for allied healthcare professionals
- Medicare registration for medical practitioners
Once providers have been selected, click on “Download Medicare agreement forms”. A form for each provider will be downloaded, with their name and provider number pre-filled. Instructions for filling out each form can be found by scrolling further down the page.
A registration confirmation is typically provided by Medicare within 5 business days on receipt of a completed form. Once registration is complete, you will be able to process Medicare claims in Medipass.