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MBS Billing for Chronic Disease

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Within primary healthcare, we can support people living with a chronic diseases by completing regular assessments and developing person-centred care plans. Supported by ongoing follow-ups and coordinating care, a person will be best placed to manage their chronic condition by creating personal goals and action plans.  

The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a vital component of this care. It supports the patient by providing a list of professional health services that the Australian Government subsidises.

Course content

This online course involves self-paced learning, reviewing topics that include: 

  • The financial burden of chronic diseases
  • Current MBS Item Numbers used in chronic disease management
  • What chronic diseases the MBS cover for a Care Plan
  • Chronic Disease Item Numbers
  • Illness to Wellbeing – 10 Year Primary Care Shift.
Learning outcomes

In completing this course you will get to know and understand: 

  • What the Medicare Benefit Scheme (MBS) is
  • The history of the Medicare Benefits Schedule
  • How to use MBS online

You will also learn how to: 

  • Relate Chronic Disease Management to the MBS
  • Identify the Chronic Disease Item numbers that can be used in Primary Care
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the MBS rules regarding compliance
  • Explore the effect of COVID-19 and MBS
Entry Requirements
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers or Practitioners 
  • Registered Nurses 
  • Enrolled Nurses 
  • General Practitioners 
  • General Practice Registrars 
  • Allied Health Workers 
  • Others on application.
Assessment Requirements

To achieve successful completion in this course, students must:

  • Competently complete a formative assessment covering essential knowledge and skills.


Value for Organisations

Builds knowledge and confidence between providers of Primary Care Chronic Disease Management with the corresponding MBS Item Numbers. This strengthens awareness for the team involved in the patient-centred care plans and supporting compliance in Chronic Disease Care.

What we expect

Students enrolled in Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:

  • Display a commitment to learning and to achieving success
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning, behaviour and decisions
  • Actively participate in all workshop activities and learning experiences
  • Attend all scheduled sessions and be punctual at all times
  • Complete all online assessments and workplace practice activities
  • Work in harmony and respect the rights and opinions of staff and other students
  • Treat others as they themselves would like to be treated
  • Use acceptable language at all times
What to expect

All materials are delivered online access, including learning materials, video and other resources.

Key Information

$100 inc GST
per student
Online Only
Complete anywhere
3 hours study
CPD hours

As a general guide, one (1) hour of active learning equates to one (1) hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

Suitable Professions

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
Registered Nurse
Enrolled Nurse
General Practitioner
Allied Health Worker
Practice Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How is this program delivered?

This program is delivered fully online. It involves self-paced learning utilising videos, research and immediate assessment feedback.

What do I receive at the completion of the program?

At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a Certificate of Completion and Digital Badge for MBS Billing for Chronic Disease.

Why should I complete this program?

To gain an understanding of how the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) assist with your support of patients and their chronic disease. Supported by ongoing follow-ups and coordinating care, a person will be best placed to manage their chronic condition by creating personal goals and action plans.