National EB Dressing Scheme
The National EB Dressing Scheme is funded by the Australian Government and administered by BrightSky Australia. A Clinical Advisory Committee provides advice on the operation of the scheme, eligibility criteria and dressings to be subsidised under the scheme.
Access to the National EB Dressing Scheme is available to patients who meet certain eligibility criteria. These criteria are based on the severity of the condition and the clinical requirements for specific dressings.
Applicants must be clinically diagnosed with EB and be Australian citizens or residents who are eligible to receive Medicare benefits.
All types of EB are eligible under the scheme.
Under the scheme, a monthly supply of approved dressings is delivered to eligible patients’ homes. Patients are required to contribute to the cost of their monthly supply of dressings. This contribution is equivalent to one Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme co-payment and the Australian Government meets the remaining costs.
For more information on the EB Dressing Scheme, go to BrightSky Australia’s website: http://www.ebdressings.com.au/
Or contact Rachel Ford, Clinical Nurse Consultant, at BrightSky Australia, on: 02 8741 5721.