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. School-based immunisations now available on the AIR You can now record and view vaccines delivered through school-based programs on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). The AIR records vaccines given to people of all ages in Australia. Records of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are also now on the AIR. This means that you can access your patient’s HPV vaccination records in one place. 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. New Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) eLearning education modules available The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that can record vaccines given to people of all ages in Australia. This includes all vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program, vaccines provided under State and Territory vaccination programs and most privately funded vaccines, including influenza and travel vaccines. 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. Cardiovascular disease linked with other chronic medical conditions Roughly half of patients admitted to Australian hospitals with a cardiovascular disease also have multiple chronic medical conditions that require complex treatment, a study suggests. Comments are closed.