PBS XML - missing dispensing rules, back dated for at least 1 year

Page last updated: 7 March 2018

Stakeholder verification.

On 27 February 2018 Health sent correspondence and test files regarding the PBS XML - missing dispensing rules, implementing a change to make General, Palliative Care and RPBS programs the same.

Health has received feedback about the need to back date this change for at least 1 year to ensure all current scripts can be paid.

Health is looking into this change but it will not be resolved in time for the May data download dates. Implementation to be arranged as soon as possible once all issues are fixed.

Please advise Health via email to PBSlisting@health.gov.au if back dating the missing dispensing rules will adversely impact your product. This way we can work with stakeholders on the timing of this change.