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The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) contain complex information.   The Department of Human Services have a range of eLearning and education guides to help you when billing and claiming MBS item numbers and when prescribing, dispensing and claiming und...

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Under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) you can claim bulk bill incentive items if you meet the eligibility requirements.   All GPs – whether vocationally registered or not – can claim bulk bill incentive items on eligible unreferred services.   Specialists and cons...

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The Health Care Homes Care team handbook has been designed to introduce the Health Care Home model to health care providers who are outside the Health Care Home, and members of the patient care team. It aims to explain how care delivered by general practices or Aboriginal Controlled Community Health...

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Travelling to access specialist services often places a large burden for patients in Rural areas. Flying Doctor Telehealth offers the opportunity for patients to access specialist services, without leaving their community. Flying Doctor Telehealth offers access to Bulk Billed Endocrinology, Respira...

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If you would like to recognise a nurse hero, look no further than the APNA Nurse Awards 2018. The awards, APNA Nurse of the Year and APNA Recently Graduated Nurse of the Year, recognise primary health care nurses who excel in their roles and communities. For more information on the 2018 APNA Nurse ...

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Cervical screening is not recommended in the renewed program for women under 25 years. Some women under 25 will present with an expectation for screening, having had previous Pap tests. Pathology Laboratories are reporting that a significant number of samples are being submitted from women und...

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DVA has published an online Aged Care Eligibility Matrix as a handy reference for health providers prescribing Rehabilitation Appliance Program (RAP) items for DVA clients in aged care. The matrix is available on the DVA website. It includes all aids and appliances available on the RAP Na...

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General practitioners and approved medical specialists can use the Free Interpreting Service when delivering Medicare‑rebateable services in private practice to anyone with a Medicare card.  Read More
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The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) is responsible for updating Queensland doctors on the workers’ compensation scheme. They have renewed the resources available to support medical practitioners within the scheme. The medical support dedicated website for medical practitioners has conte...

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The Commonwealth Department of Health has recently opened an online stakeholder engagement process, inviting submissions from any organisation that would like to share case studies of initiatives that align with the health-related SDGs, including SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for...

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