MyMedicare update – October 2023

The new MyMedicare voluntary patient registration model is designed to provide continuity of care through formalising the relationship between patients, their general practice, general practitioner, and primary care teams.  MyMedicare aims to:

  • Strengthen the role of general practice in the Australian health system
  • Improve access to care via telehealth, supports GP services to aged care and supports patients who are frequent hospital users.
  • Encourage continuity of care for patients.
  • Support practices to have better information about which patients see them as their usual practice, making it easier to tailor services to fit their needs.

Why should a GP register at a MyMedicare Practice?

MyMedicare can support practices to:

  • Provide a mechanism to enhance services to patients whose needs may not be met though a solely fee-for-service system, including older people, First Nations people, those who are homeless or have chronic and complex conditions
  • Formalise the long-term doctor-patient relationship
  • Shift from episodic care to longitudinal, preventive, multidisciplinary-based models of care
  • Recognise GPs as best placed to provide care that is patient and community centred.

More information:

The Practice Assist website has a toolkit of information on MyMedicare aimed at supporting general practice.

WA Primary Health Alliance Primary Care Navigators and QI Coaches are also available to support practices through Practice Assist. Phone

1800 2 ASSIST (1800 2 277 478) or 08 6278 7900 and via email