Placements on the PEP, whether standard or specialist streams, are in DPA locations. So, you would assume that the provider number GPs are granted would be the same as you would normally get for a DPA location – however this does not appear to be the case currently.
Medicare provider numbers granted under PEP are time limited, they are not unrestricted DPA exemptions. Think of them more like a ‘PEP exemption’ and the RACGP dictates the end date of that provider number.
With some of the first PEP placements coming to an end, we are seeing GPs and practice caught unawares. GPs are getting billings rejected and facing time off work whilst these situations are being sorted out.
So, what do you need to do?
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