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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) eligibility card type code AA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term605103
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this term

The code set representing the types of eligibility card that can be used to claim benefits associated with the prescription medicinal products available via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

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Eligibility for benefits associated with the PBS is dependent on the presentation of at least one of the cards listed below.

For the purposes of the PBS, valid eligibility cards include:

  • the Medicare card, 
  • concession cards issued by Commonwealth agencies such as the Department of Human Services or the Department of Social Services,
  • eligibility cards for the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) run by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and
  • membership cards for associations established to support the wellbeing of persons who can have an ongoing need for access to subsidised medical aids or appliances, e.g. persons with stomas, or persons with paraplegia or quadriplegia.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termAA
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
BCDepartment of Veterans' Affairs (Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme or 'Orange card')
CNPharmaceutical Benefits Scheme concessional entitlement (Department of Human Services - DHS)
DTDependant treatment entitlement (Department of Veterans' Affairs - DVA)
EIPensioner treatment entitlement (DVA)
ETPensioner treatment entitlement (DVA)
HBCentrelink (Health Benefits)
HCCentrelink (Health Care Card)
JIPensioner treatment entitlement (DVA)
JTPensioner treatment entitlement (DVA)
KIPensioner treatment entitlement (DVA)
MCMedicare (general entitlement) (DHS)
OCOstomy membership (colostomy/ileostomy)
PCPensioner concession (Department of Social Services - DSS, DVA)
PMPensioner treatment entitlement (DVA)
PSCombined Pensioner concession/Senior Health Care (DVA)
PTDVA (Pensioner treatment entitlement card (PTEC) or 'Gold card')
PWDependant treatment entitlement (DVA)
SBPensioner health benefits (DSS)/Centrelink (Seniors' benefit)
SCPharmaceutical benefits concession (DSS)
SHCentrelink (Senior Health Card) or DVA (Senior Health Card)
SNPharmaceutical Benefit Safety Net (DHS)
SPService pension benefit (DVA)
STDVA (Specific treatment entitlement card (STEC) or 'White card')
VBPensioner health benefits (DVA)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
2 blanksNot available/Not applicable/Unknown

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Department of Health

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—eligibility card type, code AA Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

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