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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—eligibility card type, code AA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPBS eligibility card type
Synonymous names:Help on this termPBS card type; Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme card type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term605149
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe type of eligibility card held by the patient or Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) consumer for whom the claim for a PBS benefit is made, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—eligibility card type

Value domain attributes

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
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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

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 and/or another applicable concession card.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) state/territory data extract 2013-14 Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

DSS specific attributes +
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