28 November Changes to Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) November 28, 2018 By Nikki Walker Announcement, Department of Human Services Dept Human Services, Medicare, Health, HPOS 0 The Department of Human Services has released important information outlining changes to the Health Professionals Online Services (HPOS) in December to support the recommendations outlined in the Independent Review. The documents below cover an Independent Review of Health Providers' Access to Medicare Card Number recommendations.Documents below include:Overview of the Changes, andDetailed information on the HPOS system updatesFurther information about the progress of implementation of all the recommendations will be available in early 2019. Attached Files Independent_Review_December2018 388.95 KBIndependent_Review_Health_Professional_Online_Services_December2018_ Updates 447.51 KB Related Changes to Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) – September In response to the recommendation made by the ‘Independent Review of Health Providers' Access to Medicare Card Numbers’ the following changes will be made to HPOS in September. My Health Record – Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information By the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless they choose not to have one. If people choose not to have a My Health Record, they will be able to opt out of having one created for them during a three-month period, starting on Monday 16 July and ending on October 15 2018 1 July 2018 MBS Changes The Department of Human Health adds 1 July 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) changes to our health professional education resources. Legislative changes to tighten privacy and security protections for My Health Record In response to a growing privacy backlash, the Federal Government has announced legislative changes to My Health Record to restrict access by law enforcement and government agencies and allow records to be deleted by those who choose to withdraw from the system, with the opt out period also expected to be extended. My Health Record kits being distributed to Australian healthcare providers The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to announce nearly 20,000 My Health Record education kits are being distributed to healthcare providers and Australia Post offices across Australia. The kits will equip providers and Agency partners with information and resources to help them advise all Australians about My Health Record HPOS access changes from DHS From 1 December 2018, delegations in HPOS will automatically expire after a 12-month period. After the 12-month period, providers will need to renew their delegates’ access or the delegate will need to request delegate access. Comments are closed.