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Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) Operations Summary

Medicare provides free or subsidised health care services to the Australian population and certain categories of visitors to Australia. The Department of Human Services administers Medicare, and pays Medicare benefits, on behalf of the Department of Health, who is responsible for Medicare policy.

Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) is a web-based service that streamlines Medicare related interactions with the Department of Human Services for health professionals such as general practitioners, specialists, allied health professionals, dentists, practice managers and practice staff.

Additional information regarding the HPOS system may be found on the Human Services website may be found on the human services website.

HPOS Operations Summary dataset

The HPOS Operations Summary dataset is captured monthly and published quarterly, providing a summary of:

  • HPOS access
  • Main activities performed through HPOS

Further information about the dataset is provided in the resources page and in the metadata accompanying the dataset.

Data is provided in the following formats:

Excel/ XLS/ XLSX: The human readable version of this dataset is provided in excel format and is provided for a financial year period. The current financial year (2016-17) will be added accordingly.

CSV: The machine readable version of this dataset is provided in csv format and is provided for a financial year period. The current financial year (2016- 17) will be added accordingly.

Additional Medicare statistics may be found on the Department of Human Services website.

Disclaimer: The information and data contained in the reports and tables have been provided by Medicare Australia for general information purposes only. While Medicare Australia takes care in the compilation and provision of the information and data, it does not assume or accept liability for the accuracy, quality, suitability and currency of the information or data, or for any reliance on the information and data. Medicare Australia recommends that users exercise their own care, skill and diligence with respect to the use and interpretation of the information and data.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) Operations Summary
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Data Status active
Update Frequency quarterly
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/3cb38855-9347-41b7-832a-f85bc64ec622
Date Published 2016-05-24
Date Updated 2016-08-29
Contact Point
Department of Human Services
statistics@humanservics.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 2015-07-01
Geospatial Coverage http://www.ga.gov.au/place-names/PlaceDetails.jsp?submit1=GA1
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Department of Human Services
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