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Medicare Plus for Other Medical Practitioners Program (MOMPs)
What it doesMOMPs gives access to the A1 Medicare rebate for GP services provided in Areas of Workforce Shortage (AOWS) by eligible pre-1996 non-vocationally registered medical practitioners.
These doctors are also known as Other Medical Practitioners. Normally these doctors would access the lower A2 Medicare rebate.
After doctors have provided services in an AOWS for 5 years, their services will continue to attract the higher Medicare rebate regardless of where they practice in Australia.
EligibilityTo be eligible for MOMPs a doctor must:
- be a non-vocationally registered medical practitioner registered with a State or Territory Medical Registration Board before 1 November 1996
- have been accessing Medicare rebates in general medical services before 1 November 1996
- be providing medical services in a defined AOWS
- not have previously been on the Vocational Register or the Fellows List.
To maintain eligibility for the MOMPs program, doctors need to register and then undertake continuing professional development activities within 3 months of starting on the program.
What it achievesThe program provides an extra incentive for OMPs in adequately supplied workforce areas to relocate to areas of workforce shortage.
Want more info?Call Medicare Australia 1800 032 259