Remuneration to Community Pharmacy for medicines dispensed under the PBS and RPBS
Page last updated: 11 July 2018
The Commonwealth Price for medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the Repatriation PBS (RPBS) – that is, the pharmacy remuneration – is calculated as per section 4.2 of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA).
The Administration, Handling and Infrastructure (AHI) fee replaced the former pharmacy retail mark-up and represents a significant change to the basis upon which community pharmacies are remunerated. The AHI essentially delinks the price of medicine to community pharmacy remuneration. It is intended to support the sustainability of the community pharmacy sector while removing a barrier to future PBS reform.
- Fact Sheet for the Administration, Handling and Infrastructure fee (PDF 120KB) - (Word 31KB)
- Fact Sheet for the Premium Free Dispensing Incentive (PDF 89KB) - (Word 24KB)
- Adjusted Tier 2 Pricing - Administration, Handling and Infrastructure (AHI) fee interim arrangements