31 January Best Practice launches new General Practice Software update January 31, 2019 By Andrea Harris-Poddi General 0 Best Practice Software’s new release of their popular general practice software Bp Premier - Indigo Service Pack 1 (SP1), has been launched today. Best Practice Software’s General Manager Innovation and Development, John Rayfield, said Indigo SP1 includes significant enhancements to electronic communications; including consent options and patient enrolment features, and Bp SMS functionalities to Bp Premier. To read the release click on the link below. Attached Files Bp Premier Indigo SP1 Launch 88.06 KB Related The Department of Human Services has updated the PBS education guides. My Health Record update PHN Community and Consumer Engagement teams have kept busy even over the holiday period ensuring up to date My Health Record information was being provided through all channels. AAPM and Avant Practice Managers Survey - Prize Winner AAPM and Avant recently invited members to complete a survey to help us better understand the issues faced by Practice Managers and the varied medical practices, structures and operational nuances they work within. GP incentives increased to enrol DVA clients The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has increased incentive payments for General Practitioners (GPs) to enrol eligible patients in the Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) program. The benefits of enrolling your patients, including reduced hospital admissions, were recently highlighted in an in-depth evaluation of the program. GP clinics receive an initial incentive payment to enrol eligible DVA clients, then quarterly care payments thereafter. The new DVA fee schedule for CVC claims, including an increase in payments, came into effect on 1 July 2018. Reforms to Medicare compliance– firmer but fairer? Law reforms introduced from 1 July 2018 have given Medicare stronger debt recovery powers. The legislation also provides for fairer approaches to compliance, by apportioning responsibility for overpayments between both doctors and their employers or contractors, including public hospitals. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said the legislation aims to deal with the “very, very small number of outliers” who don’t comply, at the same time acknowledging “the outstanding degree of integrity” among the medical workforce when the Act was being reviewed by Parliament. GP Health Assessments for all ex-military personnel General Practitioners can undertake a one-off, comprehensive, Australian Defence Force (ADF) Post-Discharge GP Health Assessment for all former serving members of either the permanent or reserve forces, whether or not they are a DVA client. Comments are closed.