Registering for Bulk Bill Claiming through Medicare
There are no fees for using Medicare with Power Diary. It is completely free!
You will need to register your provider details against the Location ID in your Power Diary account prior to submitting Bulk Bill claims through the system. If you have not registered, your claims will not reach Medicare.
To register for Medicare online claiming you will need to download and complete a Medicare Online Claiming Provider Agreement form (HW027).
- To complete this form you will need a Location ID. This is obtained in your account by going to Tools > Medicare and clicking Apply for a Minor Location ID (if you do not see this option then your Location ID can be found in the top right-hand corner of the page).
- Please leave question 3 (relating to a PKI certificate) blank as this is not needed.
- One form per practitioner provider number needs to be completed and submitted to Medicare. If you are registering multiple providers at once you can use the Banking details online claiming form (HW052) which allows registration of multiple providers bank details.
The form will need to be submitted to Medicare to process. You can submit the form via their online portal Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) which you will need a PRODA account to access or by simply emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medicare requires about one week to process the form. They won't send you a confirmation to let you know when it has been processed. Once you have submitted the form you will need to contact Medicare on 1800 700 199 to confirm that you can begin to submit online claims or Bulk Bills. When you speak to Medicare on that number it is important that you ask if your banking details are registered correctly for the Location ID.
For example: "This is my provider number X123456789. Are my banking details registered for the Location ID PWD000001?"
Do I need to re-apply for a new Location ID if I move my business to a new premises?
The Medicare Location ID Is associated with your Power Diary account, not your physical location. As such, you do not need to apply for a new location ID. However, it is still worth contacting Medicare as they may advise you to get new Provider Numbers for your new location as that is directly handled by Medicare.