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Closing the Gap (CTG) PBS prescriptions

Closing the Gap (CTG) PBS prescriptions

The CTG PBS Co-payment Measure provides low or no-cost PBS prescriptions to

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Patient Registration

• Use HPOS to register patients online.

• You can also complete the Indigenous Health Incentive and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

Co-Payment Measure Patient Registration and Consent form (IP017) at humanservices.gov.au/pip

Eligible Prescribers

The following practitioners are eligible prescribers:

• medical practitioners working in a general practice that’s participating in the Indigenous Health

Incentive under PIP

• medical practitioners working in an Indigenous Health Service in rural or urban settings

• medical specialists, where the patient is referred to them by a medical practitioner working in a

general practice that’s participating in the Indigenous Health Incentive under PIP.

Computer Generated Prescriptions

• Select the CTG field in the prescribing software. A CTG code will be added to the prescription.

For example, CTG11K.

• Once printed, check the prescription to make sure it’s been added. If it hasn’t, follow the advice

below for paper prescriptions.

Paper Prescriptions

The doctor writes the letters ‘CTG’ and adds their signature or initials. For example:

CTG John Citizen, or

CTG JC

Find Out More

8.30am–5.00pm Monday to Friday, Australian Central Standard Time.

* Call charges apply from mobile and pay phones.