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PBS Process Improvements Webinar - Information Forum

Page last updated: 31 May 2019

The Department of Health will be hosting a webinar on 14 June 2019 to provide industry, consumers and clinicians with information for the launch of Stage 1 PBS process improvements and the associated cost recovery arrangements.

This session will outline:

  • Process changes for pre-submission meetings, the Intent to Apply step, the Notice of Intent for Pricing form, and Positive Recommendation Pathways.
  • Details of the consumer friendly Medicine Status Website
  • Details of the revised cost recovery arrangements

The Department strongly encourages all applicants with a submission being considered at the July PBAC meeting and those submitting applications for the November 2019 and March 2020 PBAC meetings to attend this webinar.

There will be a live Question and Answer session at the end of the webinar. The webinar recording, procedure guidance, forms, PBS Cost Recovery Administration Guidelines, Cost Recovery Implementation Statement and a link to the Cost Recovery Amendment Regulations 2019 will be released after the webinar.  

Following the webinar, any questions can be emailed to PBS Improvements.

Date: 14 June 2019
Time: 12pm – 1.30pm

RSVP: please register to confirm your attendance.


The Australian Government signed a five year Strategic Agreement with Medicines Australia committing to a viable medicines sector in Australia and a sustainable Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

The Department of Health and Medicines Australia have been working since late 2017 to deliver on commitments to streamline medicines listing processes and revise cost recovery arrangements as set out under Clause 10 of the Strategic Agreement.

Improved processes and revised cost recovery arrangements support the Government’s commitment under the Strategic Agreement to improve the transparency, timeliness and efficiency of PBS listing processes. Changes will ensure that Australians continue to receive timely and affordable access to necessary medicines.

This is the third webinar on changes. The first webinar was held on 1 March 2019 and covered changes to the Intent to Apply step and pre‑submission meetings. The second webinar was held on 4 April and covered changes to Positive Recommendation Pathways and introduced the Medicine Status Website. Future webinars will be held to ensure industry, consumers and clinicians are kept up to date on proposals for Stage 2 changes and as changes are introduced.