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Streamlined Authority Data Capture for all PBS Authority Required (STREAMLINED) drugs

1 July 2012

Since 1 December 2011 the streamlined authority code is required in claims for all PBS Authority Required (STREAMLINED) drugs dispensed within listed maximum quantities/amounts and repeats.

From 1 July 2012, any claim submitted for a streamlined authority medication with an invalid streamlined authority code or without a streamlined authority code will be rejected. The pharmacist will have the opportunity to insert the correct code and resubmit the claim.

The streamlined authority code for Authority Required (STREAMLINED) medicines enables the Government to capture data on the indication for which the medicine is being prescribed. This will provide the Government with data to better manage the sustainability of the PBS. More information is available in the Streamlined Authorities fact sheet.