Home Medicines Review (HMR)

Parent Body:
Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing
Eligibility:
People taking a number of different medicines or having difficulty with their medicines who have been assessed by their local GP and referred for a HMR.
This service is available only to people living at home in a community setting. A separate program, the Residential Medication Management Review (RMMR), provides medication reviews for people in residential aged care facilities
Fees:
Medicare will pay an amount that is indexed annually on 1 July to the approved service provider for each HMR conducted after a referral by a GP

A Home Medicines Review (HMR) involves the patient, their general practitioner (GP), an accredited pharmacist and regular community pharmacy. In some cases other relevant members of the healthcare team, such as nurses in community practice or carers, are included. The accredited pharmacist visits the patient at their home, reviews their medicine routine and provides their GP with a report. The GP and patient then agree on a medication management plan. The HMR program aims to increase quality use of medicines and reduce adverse medicine events. As part of this program, an accredited pharmacist must conduct a comprehensive review of a patient’s medicine in the patient’s home

Information
Services
  • Medication reviews
Last updated: 11/09/2016
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