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|No more cheques from Medicare
Medicare benefit customer cheques have stopped. Patients must now have their nominated bank account details registered with Medicare in order to receive their benefit.
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This process is much easier and faster for patients. Their benefit will be paid into their bank account by EFT within 3–5 business days.
Medical practices can still lodge patient claims online, even if the claimant does not have their bank details registered with Medicare.
However, instead of receiving a cheque they will receive a letter from Medicare advising that Medicare owes them money and how they can get their benefit.
Please be advised that you need to register your bank account details with Medicare.
Patients can register their bank account details with Medicare by: