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Eligibility card type

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termProperty
METeOR identifier:Help on this term605144
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe type of card held by a consumer, allowing them to access a particular scheme, concession or service.
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Collection and usage attributes

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Most government-based assistance or benefits schemes typically require the presentation of an eligibility card of some sort at the time of the service being provided, to establish the eligibility of the cardholder in relation to receipt of the service or any associated benefit or subsidy.

For example, a Medicare card must be presented either by on or the behalf of a patient visiting a general practitioner in order for a claim to be made for benefits available under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

Similarly, benefits available through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) can only be claimed upon presentation of a valid Medicare card or other applicable concession card.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health
Reference documents:Help on this termDepartment of Social Services 2014. Department of Social Services, Canberra. Viewed 25 August 2015,

Relational attributes

Data Element Concepts implementing this property:Help on this term

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

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