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Setting up a new practice


Congratulations on setting up a new practice! HICAPS is a simple solution to help patients claim and pay in one go and is an essential part of your practice. Follow these simple steps to get set up with HICAPS.



Obtain an ABN via the ATO

To set up your HICAPS terminal you will need to provide your ABN (Australian Business Number). If you don't know it, you can look it up or if you don't have an ABN you can apply here.




Obtain a Provider Number for your clinic 

In order to process on the spot claiming with HICAPS, you’ll need to obtain a Medicare Australia or Medibank Private Provider number. To learn more about HICAPS Provider T&C's, click here.




Get financial support and information

Business and personal financial support from specialised health bankers is available at NAB Health, while Medfin can help you with finance for your practice.




Sign up for HICAPS

Once you’ve obtained your Medicare Australia or Medibank Private Provider number you can sign up for HICAPS and HICAPS Go.