Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note AN.0.20

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Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS)

Special arrangements exist under the provisions of Section 129A of the Health Insurance Act 1973 to ensure that people in rural and remote locations have access to optometry services.  Optometrists are encouraged to provide outreach services to national priority locations, particularly remote and very remote locations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and rural locations with an identified need for optometry services. 

Under these arrangements, financial assistance may be provided to cover costs associated with delivering outreach services, including travel, accommodation and meals and facility fees. 

Funding agreements are currently in place with optometrists for the delivery of services until 30 June 2015.  Enquiries can be directed to


  • Assist - Addition/Deletion of (Assist.)
  • Amend - Amended Description
  • Anaes - Anaesthetic Values Amended
  • Emsn - EMSN Change
  • Fee - Fee Amended
  • Renum - Item Number Change (renumbered)
  • New - New Item
  • NewMin - New Item (previous Ministerial Determination)
  • Qfe - QFE Change