DHS rejects ‘handballing’ delayed pharmacy payments

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has dismissed suggestions that it may have delayed payments to pharmacies during the changeover to program payments being handled by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

Responding to an article in Pharmacy News, which reported that claims for HMR and MedsCheck payments by one pharmacist’s store had been delayed, a DHS spokesperson responded with the following statement:

There are a few things in this article that we would like to clarify. If