Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement
The Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement (Agreement) between the Australian Government and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (the Guild) started on 1 July 2010 and is in place for five years. It recognises the key role played by community pharmacies in primary health care through the delivery of Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) medicines and related services.
The initiatives announced under the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement aim to improve the quality use of medicine in the community and enhance access to quality pharmacy services in rural and remote areas.
The initiatives provided for under the Agreement are:
- Aboriginal Health Services Program (AHS)*
- Electronic Prescription Fee
- Home Medicines Review (HMR)*
- Continued Dispensing of Medicines in Defined Circumstances *
- Medication Management Review (MMR)
- MedsCheck program*
- Online Claiming for PBS Incentive Program
- Pharmacy Practice Incentives and Accreditation (PPI) *
- Premium Free Dispensing Initaitive (PFDI)
- Quality Use of Medicines (QUM)
- Residential Medication Management Review (RMMR) *
- Rural Pharmacy Maintenance Allowance (RPMA) *
- Supplying and PBS claiming from a medication chart in residential aged care facilities
* Community Pharmacy Agreement Team
Pharmaceutical Benefits Section
Department of Human Services
GPO Box 9826
ADELAIDE SA 5001
Telephone: 08 8274 9641*
Facsimile: 08 8274 9373
*Call charges apply, call between the hours of 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday, Australian Central Standard Time (ACST).
PBS general enquires line
Telephone: 132 290
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Last updated: 27 September, 2013