The Department of Health has advised that from 1 March 2020 the monthly cap for the Home Medicines Review (HMR) Program will increase from 20 to 30 HMRs per month.

This means each approved HMR Service Provider may claim up to a total of 30 HMR Services that have been conducted within a calendar month and each Accredited Pharmacist may conduct up to 30 HMR Services per calendar month, irrespective of the number of approved HMR Service Providers they provide HMR Services on behalf of.

Please note the cap is based on the date the HMR service was conducted not the date the claim was submitted to the Pharmacy Programs Administrator (PPA) Portal. Any claims submitted in March with a service date in February will therefore be assessed against the February monthly cap of 20.