Remuneration and claims system for approved pharmacists and approved hospital authorities supplying under the Remote Area Aboriginal Health Program

The Australian Government reimburses approved pharmacies and hospital authorities under the s100 Remote Area Aboriginal Health Services (RAAHS) Program for pharmaceutical benefits supplied to approved Aboriginal Health Services in remote locations.

Page last updated: 09 April 2019

The remuneration for bulk supply is the sum of the:

  • The price to pharmacists for the pack quantity (worked out in accordance with the determination that is in force under paragraph 98B (1)(a) of the Act at the time of the supply of the pharmaceutical benefit;
  • An amount equal to the administration, handling and infrastructure fee for the pack quantity (worked out in accordance with that determination);
  • A handling fee, indexed annually, is currently $3.04 as at 1 July 2018.

From 1 January 2017, the Australian Government introduced an additional fee in relation to medicines supplied for individual RAAHS clients.

From 1 January 2018 the s100 RAAHS Patient Specific Medicine Supply Fee (PSMSF) will be paid by the Department of Human Services (Human Services) to eligible pharmacies and approved hospital authorities. This fee is for each PBS medicine ordered on a RAAHS prescription, labelled for an individual patient for supply through an approved AHS. This is in addition to the handling fee paid to eligible pharmacies for the supply of bulk PBS medicines to an approved AHS.

The s100 RAAHS PSMSF is $4.77 for each PBS medicine labelled for an individual patient for supply through an approved AHS, on or after 1 July 2018 and is indexed annually.

For more information about eligibility and claiming visit the Department of Human Services website.