29 July GP Health Assessments for all ex-military personnel July 29, 2018 By Jasmine Harvey Veterans 0 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. 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. The assessment is funded under items 701, 703, 705 and 707 on the Medicare Benefits Schedule. A key objective of the health assessment is to assist in the early identification and diagnosis of physical and mental health conditions among ex-service personnel. The ADF Post-Discharge GP Health Assessment has been incorporated into Medical Director and Best Practice software. GPs can also access a screening tool in Medical Director that includes specific assessments for alcohol use, substance use, post-traumatic stress disorder and psychological distress. It also provides information on how to access other DVA services for which your patient may be eligible. Read More Related 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 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 Mental Health Care for Transitioning ADF Personnel Eligible ADF members transitioning from Defence will automatically receive a DVA White Card to access DVA-funded mental health care from GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists or other health providers. Health Workforce Scholarship Applications Now Open (QLD) The Health Workforce Scholarship Program was established in 2017 to provide scholarships and bursaries to eligible remote and rural medical, nursing and allied health professionals, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, to improve their skills and expand their scope of practice. 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. Independent review of health providers’ access to Medicare card numbers This review examined access by Health professionals to Medicare card numbers by using the Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) system or by calling the Department of Human Services. Comments are closed.