Entering provider numbers when claiming
You'll be asked for a provider number when you claim. So what’s a provider? That’s what we call the medical professionals (dentists, doctors, physios and so on) who provide health services here in Australia.
A recognised provider is a medical practitioner that's legally qualified to practice here in Australia.
- Hold appropriate registration or licence under the relevant legislation
- Have suitable qualifications or membership to a recognized professional body
- Be in an independent private practice.
If you want, you can search providers in your area. This is a great way to make sure they're fully recognised, and that they'll use a HICAPS terminal to ensure an easy claiming experience. Just bring your health.com.au card along. and you're on your way!