News

A reminder to provide bank and employer account details to Medicare - 9th October 2018
Health professionals are reminded that if they’re applying for a Medicare provider number and have indicated they’ll be claiming a Medicare benefit, they need to provide the Department of Human Services with current bank account details and details about employer or contracting organisation.
Website: Department of Human Services
Cannabis advisory service - 9th October 2018
NSW Health has established the?Cannabis Medicines Advisory Service?to support health practitioners in NSW considering prescribing a cannabis medicine for their patients. Being unregistered, cannabis medicines require an approval for use.
Website: NSW Health
Changes to multiple patient verification checks - 9th October 2018
Medicare Australia has made changes to the multiple patient verification check service in Health Professional Online Services (HPOS).
Website: Department of Human Services
Changes to process for allied health referrals - 9th October 2018
The way GPs refer Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) patients to allied health providers will change from July 2019.
Website: Department of Veterans' Affairs
Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard announced - 9th October 2018
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care launched the new Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard at the Australian Gastroenterology Week 2018 conference in Brisbane last month.
Website: Safety and Quality in Health Care
For more information download this document
Department assists in health professional compliance - 9th October 2018
While the vast majority of Medicare providers do the right thing, the Department of Health has a role in ensuring that health professionals comply with the requirements of the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) and other Medicare programs such as the Prescription Benefits Scheme (PBS) and incentive payment programs. This ensures that Medicare is serving the needs of Australian patients.
Website: Department of Health
Diabetes Essentials 2018 eLearning course - 9th October 2018
In preparation for World Diabetes Day on 14 November, Diabetes Qualified is offering Diabetes Essentials 2018. The theme this year is diabetes concerns every family - upskill so you can help!
Website: Diabetes Qualified
Digital Australian Immunisation Handbook now available - 9th October 2018
The digital Australian Immunisation Handbook is now available online. Health professionals can find the most up-to-date recommendations for the use of vaccines in Australia. This will ensure patients receive the best possible advice regarding vaccine preventable diseases.
Website: Department of Health
Penelope Aligiannis from Your Doctors Plus is juggling a new practice in Padstow and an eight-month-old baby. Find out what motivates her and what she hopes to achieve long-term. Dr Aligiannis also has a secret she’d like to share! GP Profile – Dr Penelope Aligiannis - 9th October 2018
Penelope Aligiannis from Your Doctors Plus is juggling a new practice in Padstow and an eight-month-old baby. Find out what motivates her and what she hopes to achieve long-term. Dr Aligiannis also has a secret she’d like to share!
GPs invited to take Transition Model of Care survey - 9th October 2018
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is developing a medically–led model of care to support the transition of young people with chronic complex conditions from paediatric to adult services, and feedback from General Practice teams and paediatricians is fundamental to this process.


News Archives >>