Commonwealth Department of Health
The Pharmacy Programs Administrator administers claims and payments for the 23 Community Pharmacy Programs funded under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA).
The Pharmacy Programs Administrator new website is www.ppaonline.com.au. You can contact their Support Centre on 1800 951 285 (9am to 8pm Eastern Time) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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From 1 February 2019, the Pharmacy Programs Administrator administers claims and payments for the 23 Programs funded under the 6CPA. Programs including Dose Administration Aids, Staged Supply, Home Medicines Reviews, Residential Medication Management Reviews (RMMRs), MedsChecks, Diabetes MedsChecks, rural support programs, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support programs.
AHA operates under the name ‘Pharmacy Programs Administrator’ for the administration of these important programs.
AHA was awarded this services agreement following a competitive tender process undertaken by the Department of Health, based on AHA’s substantial experience administering government programs. Notably, AHA currently administers the Community Service Obligation (CSO) Funding Pool and the Chemotherapy Compounding Payment Scheme (CCPS) on behalf of the Department.
Richard Stock, AHA Founding Director, said, “Our aim is to build on the committed work of the Guild which has administered these programs over many years, to ensure professional and efficient payment for services to pharmacies and other stakeholders.”
AHA has engaged the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) to advise on and support the administration of these programs.
Dr Shane Jackson, PSA President, said, “PSA will provide subject matter know-how to assist AHA to ensure program administration is efficient and effective for pharmacies. We will draw on our sector expertise and extensive network to deliver education and training, as well as coordinate communications and stakeholder management activities.“
The Pharmacy Programs Administrator website is - www.ppaonline.com.au