Medicare Update

The Home Medicines Review is continued under the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement  in accordance with arrangements set out under the Fourth Community Pharmacy Agreement.

Changes will be made to the Home Medicines Review program as part of the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement.

The Home Medicines Review (HMR) is funded under the Fourth Community Pharmacy Agreement designed to assist individuals living at home to maximise the benefits of their medicine regimen and prevent medication related problems. It is not available for in-patients of a hospital, day hospital facility or care recipients in residential aged care facilities.

The review involves the consumer’s general practitioner and preferred community pharmacy and in some cases other relevant members of the healthcare team such as nurses in community practice or carers are included. In cooperation with the individual’s general practitioner, the pharmacist visits the individual at home, reviews their medicine regimen, and provides the general practitioner with a report. The general practitioner and consumer then agree on a medicine management plan. read more

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