9 August DVA-funded diabetes memberships available to your DVA patients August 9, 2018 By Danielle Cranefield Veterans 0 Your veteran patients with diabetes can now access DVA-funded memberships to the Diabetes Association in their state or territory. As of 1 July 2018, DVA will pay the membership for DVA Gold and White Cardholders to help them better manage their diabetes. DVA has collaborated with the state-based Diabetes Associations to tailor a membership package specifically to benefit DVA clients. The aim is to assist DVA clients improve their overall health and well-being through education and tools for self-managing their diabetes effectively. Read more (Source: Department of Veterans' Affairs) Related Help your patients know when to claim online If you claim a Medicare benefit for a patient, remind them they don’t need to submit a claim online to get their benefit. Diabetes apps: regulation concerns grow In an article in the latest Medical Journal of Australia, Melbourne endocrinologists Dr Rahul Barmanray and Dr Esther Briganti say patients should be warned aboiut the potential for insulin dosing errors with glycaemic control smartphone apps. Cancer Institute NSW - Take one small step to make one big difference Despite the significant reduction in smoking rates across NSW, tobacco remains the largest cause of preventable disease and death in NSW with over 47,000 people hospitalised and nearly 5,500 deaths attributed to smoking each year. Single Touch Payroll STP is a reporting change that will require employers to report tax and super information to the ATO from their payroll software each time they pay their employees. The ATO is urging employers to determine what they need to do to get ready My Health Record Media Release for Parents The Australian Digital Health Agency is encouraging parents to find out more about the benefits of having a My Health Record for their children through their local GP, pharmacy or other healthcare providers they deal with as well as through the website www.myhealthrecord.gov.au Rural Australia - Don't Opt Out Australia’s peak body for rural and remote health is urging all country people to embrace My Health Record - an online summary of their health information. Comments are closed.